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What happens to a user's pending edits when they subsequently gain enough reputation for their edits to be applied without peer review? [duplicate]

For example, on the Law stack 1,000 reputation earns one a privilege so that Edits to other users’ posts are applied immediately And In addition, users with this privilege level can also begin ...
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Should the "too many pending edits" pop-up be reworded for accuracy (unless rejected edits have no effect on the number pending)?

As per this pop-up, I have maxed out on my pending edits: For those who cannot read screen images, it says with my emboldenment: You have too many pending edits. Further edits cannot be submitted ...
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Can there be suggested edit audits that should be approved?

There has been some discussion over the years about the quality of suggested edit audits and the possibility of there being audits where the correct action is approve: Are there tests of suggested ...
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Does it make sense to be able to unilaterally edit Qs and As but not be able to unilaterally approve edits?

I've just realized that while my current level of site permissions on one of the SE sites allows me to edit other people's questions and answers at will, it does not allow me to unilaterally approve ...
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Allow opting out of review queues notifications

Yes, we should all serve our military duty. https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/access-review-queues But for those that aren't interested, we shouldn't need to rely on hacks. Opting out of ...
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The tag curation workflow is unnecessarily cumbersome

I found this discussion when I was trying to figure out why I couldn't improve a suggested tag wiki edit that had a typo in it: Allow 'improve' for Tag Wiki Edit Suggestions Tag wiki edit suggestions ...
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Add an owner indicator to the suggested edit review after it has been reviewed [duplicate]

When a review has been evaluated by the question asker (OP) in the suggested edit review, it fails to indicate that it was reviewed by the question asker. Typically, the question asker's identity is ...
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Suggested edits dialog needs a Report button

The Suggested edits dialog needs a fourth button: Reject and report to moderators. Else after we reject it it might not stay around on our screen for us to figure out how to report it.
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Let's remove spam/offensive edit suggestions from the original poster's inbox as quickly as we can

Some of us have taken it upon ourselves to seek out the worst of what finds its way to Stack Exchange so that the majority of users don't have to see any of that. That's how the spam and rude flags ...
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Why have I been able to access the Suggested Edits queues when I have <2K rep? [duplicate]

Back when I had around 850 reputation on the Mathematics Stack Exchange, I got a review task in the Suggested Edits queue for this question of mine. The thing is, this was back when I had way less ...
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I have three pending suggested edits but there appears to be only one post in the Suggested edits queue

I have three pending Suggested edits on ELL, however there appears to be only one post in the Suggested edits queue: Here are the three links to the pending suggested edits: here, here, and here (...
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Somebody needs to watch the health of review queues, network-wide

What I've noticed is that on many sites reviews fall by the wayside. They either don't get done, or there's some other major problem with how they're being done (e.g., robo-reviewing). This is most ...
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How can a user with a reputation of <2K quickly identify a good edit candidate post and avoid a poor edit candidate post?

I would like to avoid making suggested edits on poor edit candidate posts, as discussed in this post. There does not appear to be much advice here on how to select a good candidate post for making a ...
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Why can I not see my approved suggested edits on posts that have been deleted?

I recently noticed that I lost 2 points of reputation. I clicked on the reputation tab to see why and I came to the conclusion it was connected with a post that I had edited (as a <2K user on SO) ...
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Since when are users no longer able to view votes on their own pending edits?

I recall in the past that if you suggested an edit, and then clicked on the link to the review task, you would see that your edit was pending review/you were not able to review that item, but you ...
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How can I suggest edits to Stack Overflow Blog posts?

Kevin Henner's An intuitive introduction to text embeddings (2023-11-09) is a very impressive write-up, except for one paragraph near the beginning, which unceremoniously demolishes the analogy that ...
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Popup for suspending from suggested edits contains encoded symbols

The native browser confirmation popup that appears when a moderator is attempting to suspend a user from suggest edits contains encoded symbols in the username. Moreover, if the Cancel button is ...
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Accessing the Original Question After Edit Submission on Stack Overflow

I have recently submitted an edit to a question on Stack Overflow. My intention was to review the original question (before the edit was accepted or rejected) for verification purposes. However, I am ...
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The OP styling has disappeared from the suggested edit history [duplicate]

When a suggested edit was reviewed by the OP of a post, the "OP styling" - that background that shows up on the OP's username for comments and other actions associated with the post - used ...
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Posts deleted as result of a DMCA Takedown Request still visible via suggested edits

I got access to this question which got taken down due to a DMCA request. screenshot for <10k users: Now, in the timeline, we can see a suggested edit: screenshot for <10k users: If we click ...
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Let me do a retroactive edit even if I've already reviewed the pending suggested-edit

Currently, when I click the edit(1) button from the post-menu, it opens up a box that allows me to review the suggested edit. If I've already reviewed the edit elsewhere, such as from the queue itself,...
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Is it allowed to review others' suggested edits to make space in the edit queue for your alternate account to make suggested edits?

I wanted to create a new account on Stack Overflow to be a chat bot in their chat server, but to chat, an account would need at least 20 rep. So I started to make edits, but the edit queue kept ...
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Add ability to opt edits into review queue for users who have the edit post privilege for Peer-Review purposes [duplicate]

Below 2000 rep, an edit to a post would go through screening, but having the privilege of having ones edits applied instantly loses the benefits of drawing attention to one's suggestions and makes it ...
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Suggested edit made by unprivileged editor not shown to editor in Review Queues

When reviewing first questions or answers sometimes there's a edit that is necessary. When you don't have enough reputation your edit gets reviewed, but there's a message that you can see your edit; ...
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Should I search for posts to make trivial edits to?

Is it OK to search for posts that contain trivial errors (e.g., spelling mistakes, signatures, taglines), and then systematically edit each one, correcting only that one trivial error without making ...
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Make tabs on the review/suggested-edits page linkable

On a review/suggested-edits page there are 3 tabs: Inline Side-by-side Side-by-side Markdown Please make them linkable, e.g. via URL hash. Depending on the edit, one view might fit better than the ...
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There is no moderation for edit summaries

Editing summaries aren't peer reviewed, moderated or otherwise subject to the protections that posts and comments are. Therefore they can sometimes become snarky and harmful. Should an otherwise-...
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Popup for an active edit beneath the post contains the button that doesn’t fit into popup

When the post has an active suggested edit tapping on the link edit (1) leads to the opening a popup. That popup doesn't fit into screen width in responsive mode on phone's screen: Animation was ...
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Blocked from editing due to pending review

Currently a pending edit needs two approvals. I have edit permissions, but review queues are apparently slow today, and I cannot make some necessary edits because a second person needs to approve the ...
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Add back the highlight on the author's name on suggested edit reviews to their own posts, or indicate the author otherwise

In the old UI for the review queues, it used to be that if the author reviewed a suggested edit to their own post, their name would be highlighted: (Source) However, this is no longer the case: This ...
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Bad edit approval [duplicate]

An edit on Ask Different was approved, but how? The Approval page currently shows two rejects and only one approval. (It does not help that the two rejects are by top users on the site and the ...
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Able to suggest edits despite being edit-banned

(This question was migrated from the Worldbuilding Meta) Recently, I've been working on the tag wikis over on Worldbuilding. I keep a lot of tabs open when working on projects like this. After a few ...
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Anonymous user can see deleted post in Suggested edits queue [duplicate]

If a post that has a suggested edit in review gets deleted, anyone can still see the post via the suggested edit, including anonymous users. Is it expected behavior that anonymous users (not logged in)...
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'Thanks for submitting an edit' banner is missing a space

After you submit an edit, the following banner is shown: Thanks for submitting an edit.It is only visible to you until it’s been approved by trusted community members. It seems that there is a space ...
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Banning a user from suggesting edits for a high number of days fails silently

♦ moderators have the ability to ban users from suggesting edits. On one of the other sites I moderate, I encountered a user of which I don't believe that user will ever make constructive edits (but ...
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Opining a successful-edit-count-based two tier suggested edit system

This is a bit of a follow up to the 'answer' here. From the time editing was first introduced, it's a system that both has been refined, and occasionally has scaled poorly. In general, the mechanics ...
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Reviewer stats "button" does not appear as a button

When an edit review is pending, the notification window includes what appears to be a link to see Reviewer Stats. On hovering, we can (barely) see that it's actually a button with a transparent ...
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It is now impossible to make a suggested edit to a tag-info

When trying to suggest an edit to a tag-wiki (or to create a new tag-wiki), I get an error saying: "The edit queue is full at the moment - try again in a few minutes!" In theory, it could ...
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Users without full editing privileges are unable to edit their own posts or community wiki posts when the suggested edit queue is full

Someone just complained here that they were unable to make an edit to their own post because the suggested edit queue was full on the site. This action used to work perfectly fine before, as edits to ...
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If you create a tag, you shouldn't get reputation by adding it to questions

There is a mass edit dump into the Suggested Edit review queue in Music.SE, by me. I'm suggesting several edits adding tritone, a tag that I created, to all tritone-related questions I can find. I don'...
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Suggested edit reviewers can unilaterally approve or reject unlimited edits per day

When a user completes a review item, a POST request is made to /review/task-reviewed/<review-id> supplying (among others) the reviewer's choice (taskResultTypeId). In the Suggested Edits queue, ...
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Why is it that a reviewer with full edit privileges cannot single-handedly approve an edit without improving it? [duplicate]

This issue seems to be a universal feature of SE. If a user suggests an edit, two users with access to the review queue are necessary to validate the edit, even if the first reviewer has full edit ...
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Why are approved edit suggestions worth reputation?

I'm not against it at all. I like it. I'm just curious what the rationale is/was. Of course I agree that good edits are good and that good things should be incentivized, but why with rep? The help ...
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New feature to encourage improvement and discourage hasty closing of almost-good questions from new contributors [duplicate]

A new contributor asks a question that, on face value, is poor. Maybe the wording is off topic, or is phrased to solicit opinion, or is a little cloudy or asks too many questions. If: the situation ...
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"There are too many pending edits on Stack Overflow" Is there an auto-deletion?

Core considerations are at the bottom if you're short on time. Is there any sort of auto-deletion of suggested edits after a certain amount of time? It gets pretty annoying to have to wait for ...
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For edit-suggestors with a streak of N approvals, only require one approval for their next suggested edit

Proposal: If a <2k user's past N suggested edits are all approved ("good edit streak"), make their following suggested edits only require one approval. For rejections, I can't think of a ...
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What should we do with suggested edits that change an image to be embedded inline by uploading a new copy?

I occasionally see suggested edits only changing the image from a link to inline. I have rejected a couple as "This edit causes harm", but now I just click "No Improvement". The ...
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How can I suggest a tag synonym when the system doesn’t recognise a tag?

At LawSE there is the united-kingdouk tag which has a typo and is frequently used by at least one user necessitating others to edit posts and replace it with united-kingdom. To negate the need for ...
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What happens to edits approved by a user when the user is removed?

I've just had a -2 rep adjustment because a "user was removed" which, I assume, comes from one of my suggested edits being approved by them. Now the user's account is no more does my edit ...
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Using keyboard shortcut E silently fails if there's a pending suggested edit

On Q&A pages, using the keyboard shortcut E opens the post editor (either inline if you have full edit privileges, or in a new page). However, this fails if there's a pending suggested edit; in ...
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