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Questions tagged [suggested-edits]

For questions about the suggested edit process, which allows users without editing privileges to "suggest" edits, to be reviewed by users with editing privileges.

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Too much whitespace breaks markdown side-by-side diff

I came across this "bug" when reviewing this suggested edit. The review basically removes a lot of useless whitespace from a codeblock (that was used to show a stacktrace). This is how it looks like ...
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Use the wording and links of “you don't have edit privileges” banner from mobile web in the desktop version

Prompted by the comments on this answer. On mobile, when I try to edit a post on a site I don't have edit privileges on, I get this banner: You do not have edit privileges. Your edit will be ...
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Should we change the phrasing of the “under 6 characters minimum” message to prevent confusion and duplicate questions

When making a small edit (say to code or hyperlinks) to fix something that's testably broken, you may get the error message forcing you to leave provably broken code. Edits must be at least 6 ...
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A suggested edit cuts out allegedly malicious links. How do I safely check that claim and what review action do I take?

I came across this suggested edit on Movies.SE this morning. The edit cut out two shortened links (TinyUrl), claiming they linked to a virus, and added a disclaimer not to click said links in the ...
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Use comment @reply to contact reviewers

With respect to this meta post on SO, Are answers which drip feed information in subsequent comments acceptable?, wouldn't it be a useful feature to be able to also contact the reviewers of both ...
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Show that there's a pending suggested edit in the Close/Reopen Votes review queues

I just encountered this question in the Close Votes review queue. Suppose I want to keep it open, but also correct the various grammar mistakes in the post. There's an Edit button for that (since I ...
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Should we add any friction to edits on posts that are old or probably obsolete?

Lately I've seen a lot of small edits here on Meta to posts that are obsolete -- for example, past Winterbashes, site functionality that has since been changed, and bugs that were status-completed ...
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When Improve Edit the side bar content is displaying in the bottom of the page

When review the suggested edit - click the edit link from the post and Improve Edit in the screen the side bar of How to Edit and How to Format sections are displaying in the bottom of the page. GIF ...
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Suggested edits - Tag wiki excerpt review description

In the suggested edit review queue, for the tag wiki excerpt review, if I have reputation less than 20k, I will not see the Improve button. But in the description box, the text message is not ...
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Improving tag wiki edits leads to design bug; rejecting throws a blank excerpt

When improving a tag wiki edit on SFF, I noticed what looks like a design bug: the excerpt field and edit reasons don't have the same width, and more importantly, the excerpt is slightly hidden behind ...
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Reviewing a suggested edit should count as an action in the First Posts/Late Answers review queues

When reviewing First Posts or Late Answers, one of the options offered by the UI is to review a pending suggested edit on the post; the 'edit (1)' link invites you to do so. However, after returning ...
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How can I get someone knowledgeable to review my rejected edit? [duplicate]

Yesterday I made a small but important edit to this answer. But when I came back today to check that my edit had been reviewed and accepted, I noticed that my edit had been approved by three reviewers,...
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How should I respond to edits on questions that should be closed? [duplicate]

I recently gained access to the suggested edit queue on Stack Overflow. There are often minor edits on off-topic questions that will assuredly get closed (e.g., "Why is Python better than Node.JS?"). ...
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Allowing users to submit suggested edits more than once

I have noticed that if a user submitted their suggested edits on Stack Exchange, they cannot alter the suggestions afterwards. In other to solve this problem, we could allow every user to submit their ...
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Reword the suggested edit override button

Despite the addition of a new notice indicating "this edit has been reviewed and your action is no longer required", it appears that many users are still getting confused with the button, and ...
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I assume I am following guidelines, so why was my edit rejected? What did I miss? [closed]

Well, my recent two edits have been rejected. And I have already went through already answered similar questions like this & this. And after reading above two links, I understood that there are ...
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Please make pending edit suggesters be @reply-able in comments

Reviewing suggested edits, it happens often that I would like to say something to the edit suggester, but I can't. Pinging them in unrelated posts is clearly not okay. The ability to ping them would ...
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Why was my edit rejected even though it complies with the guidelines?

I read some posts about this question, and still it doesn't make sense that my edit suggestion was rejected. Posts that I read: Why was my edit rejected? Why was my suggested edit rejected ...
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Reviewers can single-handedly reject suggested edits

I recently found this on Mathematics Meta. The Reject and Edit can be abused to reject single-handedly. There are examples of edits being rejected here, here, here and here. Because when they select ...
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Minor alignment issue in improve edit popup window

There is a minor alignment issue in the "Improve Edit" popup window. The text "hide preview" doesn't have proper margin. Screenshot for reference: The alignment issue is not occurred, if I ...
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I can not edit a question when there is an uncompleted edit in the queue [duplicate]

When I wish to edit a question (to add some additional tags) then I am missing the 'edit tags' button like I normally have. When I press the 'edit' button then I do not go the the edit dialogue but to ...
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Should question quality be considered during a suggested edit review? [duplicate]

Every now and then I come across suggested edits to questions which I feel are not worth editing. Usually those are off-topic or overly broad in a very obvious way, so making them on-topic would ...
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Cannot review suggested edits but I have reviewed one

Well, in SO I cannot access the review suggested edits, as I do not have 2k reputation. But I seem to have reviewed one in the past (which I do not remember at all). My guess is that maybe it was a ...
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Make user aware they can’t make an edit before they start editing iOS

I’ve had this issue several times now. I go onto a post in the iOS app, put a lot of work into an edit on a site without editing privileges, click submit and then it says I can’t suggest edits to the ...
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Which review action on an edit that introduces good and bad changes? [duplicate]

Every now and then an edit will be suggested that introduces both good changes and bad ones, and I'm not sure which of "Improve Edit" or "Reject and Edit" actions is better suited to such a case. I ...
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Stack Exchange API returning 407: Account is not allowed to suggest edits

I'm currently trying to create a bot to submit some edits to questions on Stack Overflow. This bot currently has < 2k rep, but I'm able to submit these edits to the website manually, without any ...
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Tag Wiki Approved by one person [duplicate]

I just had a tag wiki edit approved here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/62777 But only one person approved it. I thought two people were meant to approve edits?
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Any way to remove my own pending edit? [duplicate]

I've made an edit on a post and I now realize that it is in error: I've added a suggested edit (the water tag) but I now realize it's probably not appropriate. I recommend rejecting it (I think ...
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Tag wiki suggested edits don't hide edit link in revisions

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/333189 Tag wiki was edited. Suggested edit was approved by one user. On the tag wiki page https://ru.stackoverflow.com/tags/astra-linux/info edit ...
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What are the “suggested edit stats” mentioned in the 10k tools page?

The access to moderator tools page mentions that you can view the "suggested edit stats": You now have access to various lists and statistical reports, giving you a broad overview of activity on ...
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The way suggested edits are handled in questions seems oddly inefficient [duplicate]

I recently visited a question with unformatted code. Before I could format it however, a low-rep user made an edit that was basically what I was going to do. Here's the problem: I'm now not given the ...
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Suggested edit says previous (documented, not missing) version of tag body was written by the current editor, but it wasn't

Admittedly a very minor bug, perhaps even a one-time thing. The bug This suggested edit on Science Fiction and Fantasy states that user Stormblessed created the stormlight-archive tag's wiki on Feb ...
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Why/how was this (non wiki) suggested edit orphaned? [duplicate]

Reviewing this (non wiki) suggested edit on Stack Apps, I hit Improve Edit and further updated the post. Now the suggested edit is "orphaned". It shows in the post history: but not in the ...
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Why was a suggested edit approved despite a mod's rejection and without OP's approval?

At exactly the same timestamp, three identical edits were suggested to a post by a user. Facts about those edits: The first suggested-edit (from the bottom) doesn't show who approved or rejected it,...
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Why do recently edited old questions suddenly get votes?

I was looking back at some old questions of mine on two different Stack Exchange sites and made small edits to them for clarity. In one case I fixed some bad indenting and in another case I changed a ...
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Author reviewing edit after it has already been rejected

One of my edits was recently rejected on Ask Different. Two people rejected it, but then the OP reviewed it as "Edit". Is this intentional behaviour or a bug?
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How many suggested edits have been overturned and by whom?

For more than a year and half, authors and moderators have been able to override suggested edits. Well, what better excuse than being near new years' to get some data. So, how many times have the ...
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When can I edit on meta?

On per-site metas, low-rep users cannot suggest edits. Are there any other differences in the rules on editing posts on per-site metas or MSE?
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Suggested edit review instructions mistakenly indicate that 5k+ users can improve tag wiki suggested edits

I was looking through some suggested edits and saw some for tag wikis, and one needed a small but pertinent change. The instructions initially indicate that this is possible, but then offer no edit ...
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How does @comment work for authors of edit to my post which I've rejected or are still pending? [duplicate]

I've just found out that you can @comment to the author of a successful edit to your post. That's excellent. From time to time I will reject an edit and would like to thank the editor, but let them ...
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Can't suggest an edit on a beta site in the iOS app when I have 5 or more suggested edits pending

It looks like the Stack Exchange iOS app has some built-in protection where you cannot suggest edits on a site where you already have 5 or more pending suggested edits. That makes sense, but for beta ...
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Can a moderator overrule a suggested edit approved by the Community user?

I'm aware of what's explained in the answer to "Why does the Community ♦ user approve and reject edits?". However, consider a suggested edit review scenario which looks like so: ModeratorX♦ reviewed ...
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Undo suggested edit which is already in pending review [duplicate]

I edited a post which was in need to have the code formatting fix, and at the same time the post's author fixed what I was fixing before I hit the Save Edits button! Now my edit, which there is no ...
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Why are my edits rejected which clarify/append applicable versions? [closed]

Since software issues commonly exist across numerous versions, when I find a question about the same issue I am experiencing but on a different version, it seems reasonable to note the additional ...
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Show how many edits I already suggested and if it's over the limit

I think there should be a markdown counting of suggestion limit, like how many I applied and how many I've left. Or is it already there and I didn't get it yet?
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I can edit a question and have it change, but if I approve an edit from another, this is not enough to make the change happen

I don't need further approvers for my edits on Stack Overflow, but if I approve another person's edit (which is often the edit I wanted to make), the edit needs to wait for more approvers. Can ...
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Have the words in this suggested edit really been changed?

In this suggested edit the "rendered output" tab shows two words changed: "Can" and "mysterious", but in the "markdown" tab shows the addition of only a <br> tag. Click to enlarge So ...
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Allow suggesting edits in the Close Votes review queue on beta sites

On Beta sites, you get the Close/Reopen privilege at 500 reputation, before the Edit privilege (1000 reputation). This means that the Edit button, which is normally visible in the Close Votes review ...
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Why can't I format text in custom suggested edit rejection reasons, but canned reasons can be formatted?

I noticed that it's not possible to format text (i.e. apply bold and italics) in custom edit rejection reasons. But there are some canned rejection reasons that contain formatted text. For example, I ...
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Retract edit suggestions [duplicate]

I came to a situation, where while I was suggesting an edit, the OP already improved it (better than my version). As this was only 1-2 minutes after the question was posed, OP's edit isn't even listed ...