Linked Questions

76
votes
4answers
2k views

Approve as too minor

This is going to be pretty short and somewhat to the point. I have a big problem with what goes on in the suggested edits section of /review. Obviously there is a lot of mindless approval going on, ...
61
votes
4answers
1k views

The new edit rejection message for “no improvement whatsoever” sounds too hostile

As you may have noticed, the edit rejection reasons were recently changed. And that's what we need to talk about: They have been live for about three weeks now, and, and least on Physics, it has been ...
17
votes
4answers
244 views

If rep farming with edits is a problem, why offer the reputation for edits in the first place?

I see quite often, especially when the problems with the review queue are discussed, that there is a proposed problem with people rep farming with edits. The idea is that these people are making poor ...
17
votes
4answers
320 views

“Invalid edit” reject reason does not make sense for tag wiki edits

I just rejected an edit to a tag wiki excerpt that was just … wrong. The edit suggested a tag synonym. The invalid edit rejection reason, however, does not make sense for tag wikis: You can't "...
45
votes
3answers
564 views

Unify “not an answer” and “very low quality” in a single “delete” flag

The “not an answer” flag on answers is meant to be used when This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question,...
8
votes
3answers
654 views

Should we attempt to salvage non-English questions?

I ran into a question that was originally written in Indonesian: Windows 7 not starting correctly on Toshiba Satellite L640 I successfully attempted to salvage the question by using Google Translate ...
70
votes
2answers
1k views

What should be used in place of “Too Minor?”

Now that "Too Minor" is gone, what is the new workflow for suggested edits? The original "Too Minor" reason suggested that, if you're going to make an edit, that you need to fix all of the things ...
47
votes
2answers
809 views

Can we do anything against tag wikis copy-pasted from Wikipedia?

I've seen quite a few tag wikis, and even tag wiki excerpts, that were copy-pasted from the first paragraph or so of the Wikipedia article, or sometimes were a dictionary definition. These violate the ...
33
votes
2answers
737 views

Is “don't polish turds” a valid edit rejection reason?

It seems a fair number of suggested edits are being generated from people "reviewing" first posts and late answers. In many cases, the original posts have two salient features: 1) egregious formatting ...
37
votes
1answer
431 views

Add tag wiki/excerpt audits with copied content [duplicate]

In line with the proposal of Shog to improve the reject reasons, I think we should also teach reviewers to search for plagiarization whenever they hit a tag wiki/excerpt edit. So, I suggest that ...
37
votes
1answer
342 views

Edit reviewers don't know how to review because nobody told them!

I recently created a Stack Overflow chat room to whip low-quality edit reviewers into shape. It… worked. Most of them said they would be more careful about minor/invalid/vandalism edits and that they ...
10
votes
1answer
179 views

The edit rejection message for “no improvement whatsoever” STILL sounds too hostile

Last year, after complaints that it sounded too hostile, the suggested edit rejection reason for "no improvement whatsoever" was changed — to replace "fails to make" with "...
10
votes
1answer
112 views

Provide more in-line guidance to suggested edit reviewers

In relation with What guidance should be given when edits are rejected?, it occurs to me that we aren't providing much guidance to reviewers regarding when they should approve edits. “Approve edits ...
4
votes
0answers
58 views

Could the “makes no sense as an edit” option be reworded to not bite the newbies?

I just rejected a proposed edit from a low-rep SO user that added code where there was none. The proposed edit makes total sense as an answer, but the proposer didn't know that. However, I was not ...
4
votes
0answers
23 views

Provide different guidance text to suggested edit reviewers and to rejected editors

Some guidance is associated to suggested edit rejection reasons. This guidance is shown to reviewers and to the original author alike. But reviewers and editors don't need the same kind of input: ...

15 30 50 per page