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Decision on rejected edits should be displayed as a notification to the editor

Update, April 2014: I fully support Shog9's proposal of adding the message where it belongs—in the actual editing form. This is less intrusive than displaying it as a notification, but it serves the ...
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How do comment @replies work?

How do the comment replies (aka "pinging users") work? Who can I send an @reply to? How do I respond to a specific user when entering my comment? Will they be notified? What do people mean when ...
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Do we need a 'reject and improve' button?

Have a look at this simple example: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/5349764/revisions. There is a approved suggested edit, and an improvement was added on by a 10k user. The interesting thing is that ...
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Why are trivial edits discouraged?

Looking at Edit questions and answers privilege, I find this to be a surprising requirement: Try to make the post substantively better when you edit, not just change a single character. Tiny, ...
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Should tiny edits be accepted or rejected in review?

I regularly review suggested edits on the review page. One common situation is that a user will propose a tiny edit, like capitalising a single letter, or removing only the salutation from a post. In ...
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Review of minor suggested edits

The guidelines for suggesting an edit say (based on the blog post; I haven't seen them myself): ...please make them substantial. Avoid trivial, tiny one-letter edits unless absolutely necessary." ...
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3answers
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Hit rate for approval/rejection of suggested edits

I find reviewing suggested edits a great way to kill a few spare minutes, but I'm still quite apprehensive about whether I'm being too lenient when approving, or too anal when rejecting edits. I ...
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1answer
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Can we be more stringent about the edits we accept?

I saw a new edit pending approval in the edit toolbar this morning, and was about to reject the edit when I noticed it had already been approved: The problem with approving this edit is that the ...
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Criteria for editing review/low quality posts

To me, editing review/low quality posts is a little like sailing between Scylla and Charybdis. If I make a minimal edit, it is sometimes rejected for not being robust enough—that is, the edit is too ...
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Rising number of invalid/minor edits?

I don't know if other people have noticed, but I've seen quite a rise in the number of silly edits that don't really "fix" anything in the questions, especially from newer users under 200 reputation. ...
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Increase the quality of suggested edits [duplicate]

Please review the duplicate again. I think this question is not a duplicate. I was thinking about a way to improve the quality of suggested edits. I even more often than sometimes find myself ...