In response to this question: Why are suggested edit votes limited?

Raise the suggested edit vote limit. Currently it is at 30 per day. I would suggest 60, but any number above 30 would help.

Advantage: More users could vote on suggested edits. This would allow edits to be approved faster and keep the queue of suggested edits low.

Disadvantage: Expands the potential for abuse.

In my opinion the potential abuse of a 10k user propping up a sockpuppet with peer edits is much smaller than the benefits of allow more users to peer review.

Edit: An example. I noticed this suggested edit and that it had already been approved once. It really needed to be rejected, however, I was out of votes. I posted it on meta's chat and two people responded to reject it. If I could have rejected it myself, I don't think I would be as concerned and would have needed to ask others to reject it.

  • It's not just for sockpuppets, that limit.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jun 21, 2011 at 15:43
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    When tagging a meta question [feature-request], it is customary to explain how that request will add value. "More users could vote on suggested edits" is a feature; what is the benefit?
    – user102937
    Jun 21, 2011 at 15:45
  • @Robert, added some more detail.
    – jzd
    Jun 21, 2011 at 15:58
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    @Grace, looking at the question asking why there is a limit. There are no answers, but the comments suggest the limit is for sock-puppetry. Is there another reason?
    – jzd
    Jun 21, 2011 at 15:59
  • Technically you'd only need 2k to do the sockpuppet thing, since you'd know which posts your sock suggested an edit on Jun 21, 2011 at 18:22
  • @Michael, you are right. Then if that truly is the reason for the limit, then just increase it for 10K users.
    – jzd
    Jun 21, 2011 at 18:45
  • It's a general rate limiting thing as well, topped off with the fact it prevents an otherwise uncontrolled stream of reputation and edits from a sub 2k user. It doesn't have to be your sockpuppet, but much like you can only vote for a person 30-40 times in one day, or you can only vote to close 24-48 times a day, you have a limit on the number of suggested edit approvals you can make. It's both a factor to prevent one person running the whole shipyard, and also as a convenient method to at least mitigate the flow of approvals to a single user by a single user.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jun 21, 2011 at 19:49

2 Answers 2


It needs to be raised because from time to time the edit queue limit is reached and no one else can submit more edits until someone clears the queue. I just noticed it full a few minutes ago. If approvers had more votes, the queue would not fill up as often


I'm all for raising the limit above 30; it pains me to see good suggested edits sitting around for an hour and unable to do anything about it. (Well, I could always just hit the Improve button and do the edit myself, but if someone else worked on making the edit, I think they ought to get their +2.)

But not too high -- running out of votes and suggested edit votes is a good reminder to go to bed.

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