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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 ...
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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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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
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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 ...
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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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Notify users about edit suggestion on their own posts

At the moment normal users do not get notified if someone suggests an edit on their own question or answer. I'm not even sure if they can see these suggestions if the do not have the corresponding ...
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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?
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Why was my suggested edit rejected repeatedly?

Why was my edit rejected? All three reviewers said: This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to or comment on the existing post. Really? Come on! I am nearly at the point of abandoning "...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Unable to improve answer because edit reviewers are rejecting for questionable reasons [duplicate]

I've always had a hard time getting reviewers to approve my edits pending peer review. It's very often either "too trivial" or "too much change", with "should be a comment" thrown about here and there....
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Don't allow suggested edits until post is one hour old

There's an annoying case that comes up with suggested edits for those who have full edit privileges: new question is posted without code formatting someone suggests edit to fix formatting 2k+ users ...
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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: ...
Boris Dalstein's user avatar
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Reviewing suggested edits should require a few answers for the question's tags

I think it would make sense to allow reviewing of suggested edits only to users who are familiar (i.e. posted a few answer) with the tag(s) in question. This would prevent some edit to be rejected by ...
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How do I flag, or otherwise bring to moderators' attention, bad edit rejects?

The most recent example: https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/14157557 This is not the first time somebody has edited one of my answers to fix a rather obvious bug, and then had that ...
Ethan Furman's user avatar
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How to handle corrections to answers?

What is the correct action when reviewing this suggested edit? I approved the edit based on: It's an answer, not a question The original answer was given 18 months ago The original answerer has not ...
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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 ...
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