What I've seen multiple times is that when a low quality question is posted, multiple users make edits and do pretty much the same (add code blocks, fix question title, fix grammar) to save that question. Which is not a bad thing. If my understanding is right, only 1 edit will be accepted, and all others will be rejected, even if they are almost the same.
This means that your edit can be rejected even though everything is fine with it, except it was made a couple seconds too late.
I don't have 2000 reputation on any SO sites (yet). I assume that edits done by users with <2000 reputation can only be accepted or rejected. Is that correct?
Do you think this needs to be changed? A minor problem I see now is that you could easily accumulate a couple of rejected edits. And rejected edit is often considered the same as a bad edit, which is not always true.
My understanding of approved/rejected edits is as follows:
Edit is good if it follows these 5 points. If it's good, it should be approved.
- ► fix grammatical or spelling errors
- ► clarify meaning without changing it
- ► correct minor mistakes
- ► add related resources or links
- ► always respect the original author
Edit is bad if it does not follow 5 points mentioned above and should be rejected.
All in all, this is a very minor issue. What do you think?