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Question about rejected edit that doesn't follow regular rejection reasons [closed]

Edit in question: https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/24554150 for answer in question: https://stackoverflow.com/a/3002635/2757283 The reason used for rejection was: This edit does ...
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Is it ok to edit the title of a question when the author edits the body, changing the topic?

I found a question with the title, "Why does a C++ class name stop being syntax highlighted when moved to a namespace in VS Code?". However, the question body contains: EDIT: I just found out that ...
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The "Reject and Edit" reason is not always accurate

When you review a suggested edit and select "Reject and Edit" the following reason gets displayed: This edit did not correct critical issues with the post - view the revision history to see what ...
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Ask for a reason why the user is rejecting and editing [duplicate]

Currently, when a user rejects and edits a suggested edit, Community♦ rejects it with the following reason: This edit did not correct critical issues with the post - view the revision history to ...
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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 ...
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Edit reject reasons: replace "causes harm" with "other"

When reviewing edit suggestions, I often use the custom reject reason. This allows me to give the editor some personalized guidance, so that in their next edit they can do better. For some reason, ...
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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 "...
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New suggested edit Reject reason for missing potential changes

I'm suggesting a reject reason for when the changes a user suggests are ok but they missed other potential (and largely obvious) fixes in the same post. This scenario is not catered for, happens ...
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Suggested edit review should show custom rejection reasons

Somewhat similar to Show other users' votes in suggested edit review, but rather more limited: when Rejecting an edit, not only the count of custom rejection reasons but the actual text of the ...
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When should I select 'attempt to reply' for an answer in rejecting an edit?

My question is about an option in rejecting an edit on an answer: [O] attempt to reply This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been ...
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Why can I reject an edit that doesn't touch the tags with the reason "irrelevant tags"?

Well, as the title says: Why is it possible to reject an edit that does nothing to the tags for introducing irrelevant tags? Here's visual proof that this is possible:
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Text box for rejecting edit is too big! [duplicate]

I just reviewed an edit, and rejected it for "no improvement whatsoever." When I hit the "reject" button, I noticed that the text box for entering a custom reject reason is wider than the whole ...
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Could we make it easier for reviewers of suggested edits to point out strategies for improving or participating more meaningfully?

I have recently learned that it is frequently a problem that people will find a tag that needs some cleanup and do the cleanup without making other edits to the post. If it is actually a common ...
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Could we make it easier for people to see *just* their rejected "suggested edits"?

Why is it so difficult to see rejected suggested edits? If there is a way to view just the rejected suggested edits or to sort by rejected vs. accepted, that would be really helpful. I want to be ...
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What guidance should be given when edits are rejected?

I'm hoping to get rid of the "too minor" edit rejection reason, in favor of a more direct way of indicating edits that fail to significantly improve a post. We're also fixing to warn editors ...
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Too minor but valid edit

As I understand, the reasons for discouraging too minor edits are that they can swamp the review queue, and block the post from actual improvement edits. Still, I often see edits that just change "i'm"...
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The custom reject reason box goes outside the popup in suggested edit review in Meta Stack Exchange

The custom reject reason box goes outside the popup in suggested edit review. See here. Can we fix this? Please.
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Why was this edit rejected by the community?

I suggested an edit to a StackOverflow answer, which contained a bug in the code: doc_rejoined = ''.join(doc) should have been doc_rejoined = ''.join(doclines) I made the correction my edit and ...
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Why delete a well rated accepted answer?

My question had nearly 9000 hits so its quite popular and many Django web developers would like to know how to utilize Fontawesome. Over a year ago I had come across the opensource project Raty and ...
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Which rejection vote should be used when reviewing a garbage suggested edit?

First thing, lets clear up what I mean by "garbage" edit: A garbage edit is when completely random text/code has been inserted into a post. This leaves the post making no sense at all. The most ...
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What is the definition of "copied content"?

I have just been doing some suggested edit reviewing and I went to "Reject" an edit. When selecting the reason for rejection I noticed a "copied content" option at the top, which has the following ...
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Are these correct reasons for rejection?

I removed cobol this morning from this post: How to do Delete/Define with using IDCAMS using batch JCL (z/VSE) I got three rejections all saying: This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to ...
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Editing Philosophy

Just read a couple MSO posts about editing guidelines, after seeing my edit getting rejected. I had stumbled upon an old question that somehow made it onto the front page, and saw a great answer ...
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Update possibly needed to 'tag edit review'

I had my first ever suggested tag edit come through my review queue today - yay- During my rejection of the tag edit suggestion I noticed that some of the reasons seem a little out of place for tags ...
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Confusing tag excerpt edit rejections

I've been filling some new tags excerpts and I am confused about getting rejected a few times. There's one guy who's particularly... keen on rejecting. I've been wondering if someone could tell me ...
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Why was my edit to expand on an answer rejected? [closed]

See this suggested edit: https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/2430230 This was rejected on two counts of "This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to or comment on the existing post" ...
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Edit suggestion rejected by Community, similar edit got accepted later [duplicate]

I recently suggested edit which was rejected by the community. Edit was on question iOS Music app and play/pause audio. I highlighted important keywords and function names for better readability, got ...
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Clarification on edit rejection

I recently had proposed an edit which was rejected, and I'm looking for a bit more information. The edit was on this question: Why does appendTo() and insertAfter() change font size? I added some ...
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Does it matter what edit review reject reason I pick?

I saw a post that was borderline-vandalism. It was an attempt at grammar/spelling improvement and left the post in about the same state. In particular an "I" was changed to an "i." I often write ...
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Clarification of edit rejection

Could someone please clarify why on earth is this edit rejected because: This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to or comment on the existing post. ?
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Why don't suggested edit reviewers read the question, comments and answers related to the edit?

I am strongly of the opinion that the majority of edit reviewers do not take the time to go through the question, the comments and answers and understand their relevance to the suggested edit and then ...
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Allow hyperlinks in custom reject reasons

I recently discussed an edit in chat, after which I decided to reject it. I then added a link to that discussion (to avoid repeating stuff, which itself would not have worked too well considering the ...
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Why was this edit rejected for changing the original post too much?

I recently edited a post which got down-voted for being hard to understand. How did this edit change too much in the original post? I feel my edit made the post significantly clearer while removing ...
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Community user rejecting edit and a another user performing the edit [duplicate]

I know this question has appeared several times, but as I do not find a proper explanation I want to show my case: I suggested an edit on tag alias excerpt because there was a typo. The edit was ...
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Exclude URLs from maximum length on rejection reasons

I just tried to reject a suggested edit with the following reason: This is a valid tag inside a question title. See also Jon Skeet on writing the perfect question. The text box stated that this ...
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My edit was cancelled, with the peer-reviews all dismissing it as a "comment" -- in reality it corrected something not insignificant

I am not one to whinge and I'll admit it when I'm wrong; I apologize if I come across that way, But I don't understand the rejection of my suggested edits here: https://stackoverflow.com/review/...
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Why was my suggested edit rejected and someone else's approved? [duplicate]

I made this suggestion to a question which just improved formatting, and it was rejected by the "Community" user. Right after me, the user RvdK made the same fixes, and then user Vinay suggested ...
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Why was answer deleted?

In response to a question about how to create an iOS view dynamically on the basis of JSON response from a server, I wrote a lengthy response, which the OP up voted and accepted. Frankly, I thought ...
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Clarification on rejected edit

I recently suggested an edit here. It was rejected after receiving 3 reject votes and 2 approve votes. I do not understand the reason that the edit was edited (the reason "This edit is incorrect or ...
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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 ...
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Why was this suggested edit rejected? [closed]

The suggested edit can be found here: https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/941497 What reasons caused this to be rejected? The reasons weren't clear, and I was the one that both ...
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How can I find whether my suggested edit was approved or rejected?

I checked with Rejected Statistics for me, UserID: 696134, it shows only 2 records for rejected. While in picture below it says 24 edits rejected for me (Jennis). As per this question formula is: (...
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Add a reject reason when the Community user rejects an edit

When the Community user rejects an edit during the grace period there is no obvious reason visible (example). Community♦ reviewed this 1 hour ago: Reject This causes some confusion for the user ...
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Move wiki "excerpt/wiki not helpful" to top of suggested edit reject reasons list

Could we get these reasons moved to the top of the reject reasons list? They seem to be the most common ones I would use and they are buried and not even in the same place in the respective list.
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How can I notify moderators of incorrect edit rejections?

I'm learning about Meteor and going through Stack Overflow questions. A number of questions have been closed in April 2012, because Meteor was in its infancy, and the questions seemed off-topic. ...
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Should it be a comment or an edit to the accepted answer when it is directly opposite the original?

I came upon this in the suggested edits queue. I am unsure if the change should be a comment as the answer is accepted (and has been for a couple of years) and it's pretty much a complete 180 for ...
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Change wording of "Excerpt/Wiki not helpful"

Oh look, someone made a bunch of tag wiki excerpts/wikis that don't follow guidelines. I'll just click this Wiki Not Helpful reason when rejecting them: And the next one: Wait what the f- the order ...
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Is it proper to reject this edit?

I recently received a suggested edit. I thought the edit was helpful, as it was probably more appropriate than my original code. However, I felt that "it's more proper" was hardly a good explanation ...
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Add a new reason to reject suggest edits: "This should be a comment"

I think it would be useful to have a reject reason "This should be a comment". Whenever I see (minor) edits to code or some edit that challenges the opinion in the original post I select "other" and ...
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Change wording on "excerpt not helpful"/"wiki not helpful" in suggested edit rejection reasons

Can we change the wording of the description for "excerpt not helpful"/"wiki not helpful" in the rejection reason list for suggested edits from: "This edit does not follow any of our tag wiki ...
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