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48 votes
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Show rejected edits in inbox to users who approved

This is part 2 of a two-part suggestion. Part 1 is here. Many borderline or bad suggested edits are still getting approved. At the moment, there is no good way to educate users who make bad reviews. ...
10 votes
2 answers

Could this suggested edit be useful? [closed]

I was reviewing suggested edits and came across a suggested edit from an anonymous to a highly upvoted answer dated 2008. I rarely make a decision when it comes to edits on answers, I usually skip ...
4 votes
3 answers

How much improving of an answer should be allowed?

I've seen a issue about reviews developing, and have finally found a good example. On Stack Overflow we preach that posts are community-owned (to a point) and encourage collaborative editing of ...
7 votes
1 answer

How do I flag, or otherwise bring to moderators' attention, bad edit rejects?

The most recent example: This is not the first time somebody has edited one of my answers to fix a rather obvious bug, and then had that ...
160 votes
14 answers

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers

How to prevent edits from being rejected unreasonably? [duplicate]

I recently suggested an edit to an answer where the poster made a simple and obvious typo which renders the answer incorrect. I also added some additional information on how to install the relevant ...
84 votes
2 answers

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 ...
9 votes
0 answers

Too many edits get approved [duplicate]

I’ve recently noticed that many of my posts get edited by new users, and the edits are subsequently approved (often unanimously). Great, right? Yes. Except that many of these edits are spurious, or ...
18 votes
6 answers

Should Suggested Edits change the technical content of a post?

I have noticed a significant number of suggested edits that attempt to fix code, or change the original meaning of someone else's post. Is this really a good idea? I've been on StackOverflow ...
9 votes
2 answers

Why was my code edit rejected? [duplicate]

I corrected some wrong code in this answer and the edit was rejected almost instantly. Could anyone explain why?
14 votes
2 answers

Suggested Edit rejected because reviewers didn't know programming language

I had a question and a suggestion about suggested edits. Yesterday I noticed that an answer to a question had a syntax error in the code, so I decided I should fix that error so that the OP wouldn't ...
3 votes
3 answers

Why was suggested edit rejected?

Here is the history of my suggested edit of one of the answers to this question. But I don't understand, why was this suggested edit rejected by the community?
28 votes
1 answer

Editing: add a "require author approval" checkbox

Problem statement Currently, the FAQ says: When should I edit posts? Any time you feel you can make the post better, and are inclined to do so. Editing is encouraged! Some common reasons to edit are: ...
6 votes
3 answers

Not everyone who makes minor edits is looking for reputation

Original Statement: I know Stack Overflow a bit (because of some of the other sites in the network). This is not really a question, but just for reference' sake: not everyone who makes minor edits is ...
-11 votes
1 answer

Does the suggested edit feature serve any purpose if we cannot fix mistakes in code?

I recently suggested two edits to improve code in answers. The code was just plain wrong and didn't work, and my edits fixed the problem. I was able to do this after the problems were discussed in the ...

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