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My edit is much more substantial, but I'm always turned down [duplicate]

I've come across this problem many times and it's very frustrating. I improve a suggested-edit, and when I submit it, I get the error box that says the original edit suggestion has already been ...
Lance Roberts's user avatar
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Don't show "not substantive error" when improving edit suggestions [duplicate]

Sometimes I encounter a suggested edit that is overall helpful and complete, but misses one or two really small issues (typos, punctuation, etc.). In those cases I tend to click Improve, fix those ...
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Don't check suggested edit improvements as being more or less "substantiative" [duplicate]

If a suggested edit is overall good but introduces some questionable formatting, I improve it to remove the bad changes. If it's approved before then, the edit is less substantiative, because it ...
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2 votes
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edit review queue, edit accepted while improving [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Improving a suggested edit that has been approved in the meantime leads to a dead end The robo-approvers are killing my will to review edits So I was going through the Edit ...
Sam I am says Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Improvements to a suggested edit should be saved even if the suggested edit was approved [duplicate]

When you try to improve a suggested edit, and the edit gets approved while before you hit "Save Edits", the improved can no longer be saved: The problem here is that Jesse didn't really "already edit"...
sth's user avatar
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542 votes
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The current review system encourages fake reviews; some people upvote everything rather than actually fixing problems

I went to a Late Answers review queue that had four items in it and started reviewing the first one by editing it into shape rather heavily. By the time I was done, someone else had reviewed the ...
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810 votes
15 answers

Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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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 ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
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Stop bothering me with suggested edit review audits

I have spent considerable time reviewing suggested edits. Less so lately, mainly because of the brokenness around improving, but more and more because those !*#^)(@^&#)@ audits are getting on my ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
78 votes
1 answer

Allow manual override for edits

I'm often incredibly annoyed by this message*: Oops! Your edit could not be submitted because: This post has already been edited. Your edit must be more substantiative to override the current ...
Ry-'s user avatar
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12 votes
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Bounty will become possible a year ago

On this question, where the “start bounty” link should be, I see: Haha, what? (Clicking it takes me to the help page.)
Ry-'s user avatar
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8 votes
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Edit was already approved? Then let me review the next!

When using the Beta Review tool, if you act on a suggested edit too late, you are presented with this box: If I click on the link (as directed) to correct the post, I am taken out of the review queue ...
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12 votes
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Does Improve allow an edit-reviewer to be a majority of 1? And must we start to use this more?

Are the following statements correct (for SO only, I understand the numbers differ elsewhere): 3 rejections are required to reject an edit and remove it from the queue 3 approvals are required to ...
Kate Gregory's user avatar
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12 votes
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Misguided suggested edits to improve language by non-native speakers

Of late a huge number of suggested edits I review seem to come from people with a poor grasp of English attempting to improve the perceived poor English of others – example here. Questions often ...
Barney's user avatar
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Are backtick/<br>-only edits to be banned?

This question and my recent experiences in the suggested edits review queue (e.g. this one or that one) made me realize a very typical pattern: Keywords are put into backticks and line-breaks not ...
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