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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Improve the edit notice which was changed to “until it’s been approved by trusted community members”

The previous edit notice read: Thanks for your edit! This edit will be visible only to you until it is peer reviewed. Now it says: Thanks for submitting an edit. It is only visible to you until ...
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Do tag descriptions/wikis edit suggestions no longer require two reviews? [duplicate]

I tried to search for new and active topics on the subject here. As far as I know, only mods can approve tag description/wiki suggestions by placing one vote. By I just approved a suggestion for ...
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Proper SE Site to ask about freelancing consideration ( like best price suggestion, freelancer sites ) [closed]

I like to ask this question, which i think is correct to asking in electronic SE site because i asked some question there ( maybe Freelancer SE also be good ) but i prrefferd to ask here ( and think ...
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Can a user use neopronouns for any third party?

I came across a post that used a neopronoun for a group of people that, as far as I'm aware, has not expressed a desire to be known by a neopronoun (and would not as far as I can tell). Illustrative ...
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Hide 'How to Edit' sidebar widget when improving a suggested edit from the Q&A page

When improving a suggested edit from the Q&A page itself (as opposed to from the review queue), the sidebar widget is positioned awkwardly, both to the right and under the edit form: It also ...
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Can the edit summary be changed by users doing an additional edit from edit review? [duplicate]

I have observed a few times that, when I suggest an edit and that edit is accepted by someone else, but they add a further edit, then they seem to duplicate my edit summary in their own edit. However, ...
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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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Where can I find my suggested edits to a post if they were rejected in peer review? [duplicate]

I have edited an answer. I was curious whether my suggested edits (which I made obviously with best intentions) where accepted or not. I think they were rejected, because I cannot find them in the ...
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What happens to a pending suggested edit when a post is deleted?

I just had a suggested edit on a post that was deleted before that edit could be approved or rejected. What happens to a suggested edit in that case? Does it get removed from the queue? Does it count ...
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Fix unclear grammar on Editor Stats [closed]

When looking at the edit review process, the reviewer stats say "has" against each person's username, but "had" against the editor's username. This should be changed to "has" as well because it's the ...
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“Rejected” suggested edit as “This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit” - show “dismissed” instead of “rejected” [duplicate]

I am going to make a "traffic-light" diagram of the final result status of the suggested edits: Red (Bad) edits: Reject Reject and Edit Yellow (Neutral) edits: Reject as "this edit conflicted ...
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Is it allowed to change a question this drastically? [duplicate]

This morning I got a notification that for an answer of mine a sugessted edit was made. As you see in the link above the question title states "Excel VBA - There isn't enough memory to complete this ...
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While editing a question, why isn't the question locked for other editing attemps?

After the numerous downvotes I have to say first that this special case occurs for users with (Rep >= 500) and (Rep < 2000). Although this is a special case it could be a "first experience" in ...
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Should a suggested edit that adds clarification be accepted?

I recently stumbled across this suggested edit in the Suggested edits review queue. It took some thought as usually , I would just reject the edit immediately for this reason after reading what was ...
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Edit by deleted user is incorrectly attributed on some pages to anonymous users

Look at this edit: On its "link" page, however, it has no username: It seems to be an approved edit by a deleted "user173448". However, clicking on the button to get to the review page, it says it's ...
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Can we make changes to the quoted portion in a question or answer?

We know that we can edit to correct spelling, grammar of questions and answer. But what about the portion in block quotes? Do we have the liberty of correcting grammar, punctuation or terminology in ...
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Reputation not (or wrongly) recalculated after overriding suggested edit approval when 1000 reputation limit applies

You can only earn a maximum of 1000 reputation by suggesting edits; I reached that level two years ago on Mathematics Stack Exchange. Last week, one of my approved suggested edits was overridden by ...
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What to do about mistaken copyediting if reverting a bad reversion gets rejected?

What can be done if a well-meaning but misinformed editor changes a question away from standard English and attempts to fix it are rejected as "completely superfluous"? Example This example will be ...
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On mobile site, when editing a question, I get told that it shouldn’t be mostly code and that it is an answer

Suggesting an edit adding code formatting to the code in a question, I got this error message Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: It looks like your post is mostly code; please ...
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You can propose six Tag Wiki edits

According to How do suggested edits work? you can propose five edits at one time: When can I not suggest an edit? You have 5 suggested edits pending (20 on beta sites). Wait for one of them to ...
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Why does this question not have an “edit” button? [duplicate]

I am not seeing an edit button on this question: I'm making a program which needs to make a division by 10, but it throws Floating Point Error (ignore the spanish) (I wanted to add a "nasm" tag.) ...
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Suggested edit rejected by moderator but still pending review

As part of the 'project' to rescue TinyPic images (the site is shutting down), I've submitted a couple of suggested edits, including this one which was rejected by a ♦ moderator. Note: I don't ...
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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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Is it bad to skip a lot of suggested edits?

Often if there's a change in code and I don't know the language, then I don't want to risk approving an edit that changes the code from working to not working. Is it bad to skip a lot of suggested ...
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Serial removal of [flag-weight] tag in progress via suggested edits - should we do anything?

I see a large number of proposals in the Suggested Edits queue right here on Meta Stack Exchange where the same user is trying to serially edit out (bulk untag?) the flag-weight tag. I understand ...
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If a user suggests an edit that gets rejected as “spam or vandalism”, does he/she lose 100 reputation?

If a user writes a post that gets marked as "spam" or "rude or abusive", he/she loses 100 reputation. Does this also happen when the user suggests an edit that gets rejected as "spam or vandalism"?
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Why can I edit a post without peer review, but when peer reviewing it's not enough that I approve it?

I have 2000+ reputation on arqade, this means that my edits are applied without going through peer review and I can review suggested edits. However, when I review edits in the review queue, then it ...
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“Suggesting an edit is not allowed” when trying to submit edit after someone else edited on iOS app

I went to edit this question, but someone else edited it before I could submit my edit. I got this message which is confusing because I know I can’t suggest edits on posts with the amount of rep I ...
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Overridden edits show wrong action label on network profile activity page

The network profile activity page shows a wrong label for when a post owner/moderator overrides a suggested edit: The proper label is found on the per-site profile:
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Why is there a 10-character minimum on edits? [duplicate]

Sometimes I come across errors in answers that are small, but "catastrophic". For example, they wrote is when they meant isn't, or they mis-typed a bash command that could damage someone's system. I ...
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Question regarding edit vs. suggested edit [duplicate]

I know that at 2000 reputation, users receive the editing privilege, meaning they can edit a post directly without going through peer-reviewing. However, users whose reputation is below 2000, can ...
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Anonymous contribution (without an account) while suspended?

If a user is suspended on some site, they cannot interact with the site using their account. I have read in several places that creating another account to bypass suspension is wrong. (In general, ...
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Editing in review queues other than suggested edits automatically rejects the pending edits

Whenever I review Low Quality Posts (or any other posts), I see an "Edit" button. When I click on that button I'm able to edit the post even if there's a proposed edit pending. When the post is edited ...
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Why is my question still unclear after lots of edits according to suggestions? [closed]

My question is marked as unclear for 2-3 days. I've edited it a lot and made more specific, answerable. But it's still marked unclear.
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New users should not be able to VOTE to accept / reject edits

Currently, new users are able to see PENDING edits on their own questions. They can also accept or reject this edit directly withouth the need to VOTE. For new users there is more possibility that ...
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Inbox should say what tag wiki I edited [duplicate]

If a suggested edit by me to a post is approved, I get a message saying it got approved and what post it was: If a suggested edit by me to a tag wiki is approved, I get this unspecific message (and a ...
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Should we remind users with a link to their question?

What this question is about: It occurred to me that even experienced users occasionally forget that they either: received viable answers to existing questions or need to edit existing questions to ...
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Suggested edits retain redacted information

I noticed while approving a redaction, that suggested edits may retain text which is later redacted. With a bit of mod collusion with Community ♦ and another helpful moderator, I was able to ...
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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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