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What can we do to stop bad edits getting accepted?

A worryingly high number of bad suggested edits get accepted. For example: edits that add bad formatting to random words edits that break the formatting of a block of code edits that add wrong tags ...
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3 answers
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Why can't I start a bounty?

On SO and Meta it will not let me start a bounty.... (Chrome dies here, but only sometimes) This last picture is where I get stuck. I press the "Start Bounty" button but nothing happens. I've tried ...
JuiCe's user avatar
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Giving edit privilege based on number of trustworthy edits

I've made 50+ edits on SO, and I always have to wait for my edits to be peer-reviewed because my reputation (672) isn't high enough yet. Shouldn't we give edit privileges based on the number of "...
Mateen Ulhaq's user avatar
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Rolling back carelessly approved edits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The current review system encourages fake reviews; some people upvote everything rather than actually fixing problems “Revolving door” reviews are getting out of control Closely ...
Paul Bellora's user avatar
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Order suggested edit queue by oldest first rather than randomly

Situation: The suggested edit queue on Stack Overflow has been full for the past few days. Scenario: I pop along and get shown 30 random suggested edits. I vote on them so all of them now have 1 vote ...
Matt's user avatar
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Auto rollback any edits made by a spammer when his account get nuked

Many times spammers don't just post new answers (or questions) with their spam but also edit existing posts to insert their spam. Usually two high rep members will notice the spam and reject the ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
34 votes
1 answer
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For edit-suggestors with a streak of N approvals, only require one approval for their next suggested edit

Proposal: If a <2k user's past N suggested edits are all approved ("good edit streak"), make their following suggested edits only require one approval. For rejections, I can't think of a ...
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3 answers
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Is 2000 Rep really needed to change one letter?

I looked for this question on Meta Stack Overflow, and found the topic discussed but never really resolved. Just saw this typo, "...Has anyone every experienced this kind of debugging weirdness?.....
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Do badges give additional privileges or unlock features?

So far as I can tell, badges exist to create incentive for good behavior, but they don't actually confer any additional privileges to the user, or unlock any features. Are there any badges that do ...
Shep's user avatar
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Why isn't the edit privilege tied to the user's actual number of edits?

I have just heard a story (unverified, but that doesn't matter here) of a user, who gained 2000+ reputation in a relatively short period of time, by asking just two stellar questions. This gave him a ...
trejder's user avatar
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Limited answer suggested edits based on reputation

I just had this suggested edit come up in the queue and after it was rejected, I was curious about any comments or other answers and I noticed that the same editor has successfully edited this ...
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