I have just rejected an otherwise good edit because one word, in my opinion, went too far -'half-way' was changed to 'half-baked' - a comment may have been just the thing, but what do others suggest?

EDIT: As an aside, can Accept / Reject ping-pong?

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    Accept and then edit yourself?
    – Gelatin
    Feb 12, 2011 at 18:27
  • @Simon I did think of that, but it did not seem to be quite right, however, it is certainly an option.
    – Remou
    Feb 12, 2011 at 18:30
  • Accept, then edit or reject and then edit... Either one is fair game. Personally, I'd make the choice based on which result would be more acceptable if I didn't follow up with an edit. At least he didn't change it to "half-assed"...
    – Shog9
    Feb 12, 2011 at 23:10

2 Answers 2


If the edit has a single problem, but is otherwise a good edit, I will open a new window on the editing question, accept the edit, refresh the new window, and fix the single problem.

If the edit has a number of problems, or changes the technical content of the post, I reject the edit. If the post still needs editing, and I have time, I edit the post myself.

More than half of the tag wiki edits that I approve have to be further edited. Which is not a complaint, by the way. There are many tag wikis that are getting filled in with good content because someone (no matter their rep) cares enough to post a tag summary and description.


You now have the option of "Improve", which would address this issue.


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