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Rolling back edit on your own post should revoke suggested edit rep [duplicate]

When an edit is suggested to one of your posts you get a notification asking you to review it which gives you the option to reject the review. The problem is that many suggested edits get approved ...
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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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What is a 'rollback'?

What is a 'rollback' on Stack Exchange sites? I have seen this mentioned but I do not understand the term. Please note: this question has been locked as it was used as a sandbox for performing ...
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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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A way to "downvote" a suggested edit and affect both the edit suggester and reviewers

I find a lot of suggested edits pretty poor. For me, it feels like that more than a half of the suggested edits doesn't properly address all issues in the post. The trigger of today was this ...
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Can we have a guaranteed pipeline for responses from Stack Exchange?

I think we should have some mechanism that automatically flags certain meta posts (both child metas and here) for Stack Exchange staff attention when they get beyond a certain point. The thresholds ...
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Inline Code Spans should not be used for emphasis, right?

When reviewing Suggested Edits on Stack Overflow, I often come across "fixed formatting" suggestions that use inline code spans to place emphasis on certain keywords, but isn't actual code. For ...
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Could authors overturn recent community review decisions?

When new users edit a post, the review is posted to a review queue and other reputable users can review the edit and choose to approve or reject it. However, I feel that a lot of people do it pretty ...
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What guidance should be given when edits are rejected?

I'm hoping to get rid of the "too minor" edit rejection reason, in favor of a more direct way of indicating edits that fail to significantly improve a post. We're also fixing to warn editors ...
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Pretty unnecessary use of italics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can we do to stop bad edits getting accepted? There seems to be a trend recently to "italicise" words like in this suggested edit for example. Using italic to highlight ...
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Edits that add nothing but random formatting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can we do to stop bad edits getting accepted? If it is in italic, it must be pretty Edits like this one: Com Add-In not showing up in Com Add-Ins window in Excel 2003 ...
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Add info to the help center stating what not to edit

The Help Center has a nice section titled "When should I edit posts?". It comes with a couple of helpful editing suggestions. What is not made clear in there however is when/what you shouldn't edit. ...
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Shouldn't reviews be done a bit more carefully?

This suggested edit made one change to the question -- changing the title to ALL CAPS. I rejected it with a custom note and was pleased to see that the review was rejected by other reviewers as well. ...
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Highlighting technical words?

Is it advisable to use the code-block for inline-code like DataGridView or WinForms.Webbrowser? eg: Windows Forms Webbrowser Full history Some Mods also do it: Null Pointer exception in C# And ...
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Allow low-rep users to suggest edits

Today, it requires 2000 reputation to edit questions/answers; most users don't have that much reputation. Quora allows anyone to click on a "Suggest Edits" button; it launches the editor and ...

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