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The past few hours or so, I've seen a huge spike in proposed suggested edits by Anonymous users correcting the grammar & actually fixing the posts.

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Going by past trends, this isn't... right. After approving the edit, taking a look at the permalink of the edit suggestion shows the actual user who proposed the edit.

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    It see the same effect on Stack Overflow. (All 29 proposed edits are from the anonymous user). – Toon Krijthe Jun 22 '11 at 8:31
  • It happens on other SE sites as well. I have noticed that on EL&U. – kiamlaluno Jun 22 '11 at 8:45
  • @Jose, I accepted your edit just to be able to ping you. It is lacking important information: did the user change after approving the edit? (Note that anonymous users are very well allowed to suggest edits!) – Arjan Aug 26 '11 at 13:07
  • @Arjan: I haven't tested that bit properly, please rollback my edit then. – JoseK Aug 26 '11 at 16:05
  • an't repro this on SU @Arjan – Sathyajith Bhat Aug 26 '11 at 16:07
  • @Arjan: quick check today shows the user gets updated after approval, In stackoverflow.com/posts/7220350/revisions the user is Community♦ so are the anonymous user updates for mods ? – JoseK Aug 29 '11 at 8:33
  • @Jose, not sure what you mean. Clicking "suggested" in your link shows that an anonymous user suggested it. After approval, it's indeed Community who owns that edit; see Community♦ user edit: How does it know what to edit? – Arjan Aug 29 '11 at 17:45
  • @Arjan: I get it now, I thought it would show some other user instead of Community and that was why I edited this question in the first place. I think this should be rolled back. stackoverflow.com/posts/6486908/revisions is another example, anonymous user suggests, and Community is the owner after approval. – JoseK Aug 30 '11 at 11:16
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You aren't imagining it - good spot. Thanks; exactly as you suggest, a recent change meant it wasn't getting the user information to display on that screen (the data itself was fine - it just wasn't visible).

This has been rectified, and will be fixed after we next deploy.

  • I believe this has regressed... superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/329448 – Basic Jan 12 '15 at 10:28
  • @Basic no, that one was genuinely proposed by an anonymous user – Marc Gravell Jan 12 '15 at 10:40
  • @MarcGravell Actually this is not fixed. I am seeing the anonymous user thing right now when I click on edit link (next to the share link). I mean it is not the same page, but it is same problem. – Whirlwind Nov 13 '16 at 16:37

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