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Why don't I see an edit button under questions?

Why is this post not editable?? It is not lock as I can see?

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marked as duplicate by Adam Lear May 17 '12 at 8:34

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There are many options here:

  1. You are not logged on and the post is 10 minutes old or less
  2. There is already a pending edit on this post
  3. The queue is full, only happens rarely on new SE sites with no moderators
  4. You have been banned for a week cause you submitted many rejected edits

Options 2, 3 and 4 only apply if you have less than 2,000 reputation.

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    And indeed: there was a pending edit. – Arjan Mar 24 '11 at 23:23
  • 5. It's a site where low rep users can't edit posts. That seems to the case with several metas. – CodesInChaos Mar 11 '12 at 20:39

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