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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
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 ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
48 votes
2 answers

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. ...
Pekka's user avatar
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36 votes
3 answers

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 ...
Martin Scharrer's user avatar
33 votes
4 answers

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. ...
Bart's user avatar
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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: ...
Boris Dalstein's user avatar
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 ...
user avatar
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 ...
davidsbro's user avatar
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12 votes
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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....
ADTC's user avatar
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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 ...
Abdusalam Ben Haj's user avatar
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?
kzar's user avatar
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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 ...
Konrad Rudolph's user avatar
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 ...
Ethan Furman's user avatar
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 ...
Private's user avatar
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5 votes
1 answer

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 ...
Brad Mace's user avatar
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