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How many post edits can I do in a day? I think I have submitted less than 10 post edits today, but I am getting the following message:

Our edit queue is full, try again in a few minutes

The edit queue is full at the moment - try again in a few minutes!

What does this mean, and when can I start suggesting edits again? Have I done something wrong?

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This actually has nothing to do with you, but rather because suggested edits goes into a queue (20 edits maximum I believe) waiting for others to approve them. Once this queue is full, probably because there aren't enough 10k'ers up right now, you can't make any more suggested edits.

Edit: Jeff increased this limit to 160 on SO, so the chances of this error occurring is fairly low now

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    Any 2k+ member can approve as far as I know, and isn't it clearing the queue as well? May 19, 2011 at 11:11
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    I've run into this issue a couple times over the past few days now. Maybe the limit needs to be increased again? May 4, 2017 at 12:36
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    I've [strangely] run into this issue now. Any idea on when/how this limit is maintained? Aug 25, 2020 at 21:03
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    Cant fix a post that doesnt work cause of this. Sep 16, 2020 at 6:58
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    The error still occurs, which is undoubtedly not very pleasant. More and more changes appear, but few people can check them.
    – 0dminnimda
    Apr 13, 2021 at 12:48
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    I've seen this error twice at SO in the past weeks. Probably 160 is not enough quota anymore.
    – carloswm85
    Jul 28, 2021 at 15:10
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    This is still an issue at SO.
    – Dennis
    Sep 2, 2021 at 15:02
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    It's been happening nearly every time I try to submit an edit lately.
    – cazort
    Oct 7, 2021 at 15:58
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    I must admit I am not sure I want to edit anymore: you spend time editing and then you get the dreaded "The edit queue is full at the moment - try again in a few minutes!"... :(
    – jgp
    Oct 28, 2021 at 14:23
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    I get this message. Is it possible to cleanup the edit queue?
    – theking2
    Nov 14, 2021 at 20:09
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    The edit queue is full at the moment - try again in a few minutes! -- I stopped editing a log time ago on stackoverflow.com because of that. Someone really needs to look into this!
    – MeSo2
    Dec 26, 2021 at 19:35
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    2022 and still happening all the time... :(
    – gru
    Jan 27 at 18:09
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    This is so annoying... Jan 29 at 7:04
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    @yi-jiang, how is this the policy? Why do you allow us to open an edit if we can't finish it? The smart approach is to skip questions that need to edit from the queue. May 3 at 20:04
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    It looks like all 2k+ members started doing something else and are really no longer interested in approving edits. I stopped editing it is useless. It is quite a quality hit on SO. I suggest all members start loosing credit points after some time of inactivity
    – theking2
    Jun 8 at 9:20