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Questions tagged [suggested-edits]

Users without full edit privileges can suggest edits to posts and tag wikis.

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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 ...
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Which name is shown next to improved edit suggestions?

Is it the one that has improved the suggestion, or the original creator of the suggestion?
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Cannot suggest basic formatting edits based on whitespace: “Edits must be at least 6 characters” [duplicate]

I often find myself wanting to improve new member's OPs readability by only doing basic formatting: adding whitespace to break down one chunk of text into several lines/sections adding - to format ...
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How can I see the source code on a suggested edit review page? [duplicate]

How can I see the source code on a suggested edit review page? I want a similar thing as in this link for this suggested edit.
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Does Stack Exchange merge edit branches?

Update: The suggested duplicate is not a duplicate to this question for a simple reason: the suggested duplicate does not explain how StackExchange deals with conflicting edits in the queue. And the ...
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Editing code-heavy answers doesn't always work

Let's say I'm editing some poor sod's code that is unformatted, and is almost the entire question. I format the code, I add in the error message that was copy-pasted into the title, I fix the grammar, ...
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How do I fix typos and errors in formulas? Stack Exchange seems to have a 6 character minimum edit limit [duplicate]

The typo is 1-2 characters. Does Stack Exchange want broken formulas and typos? What's the rationale for this limit? (Maybe it's per setup. My current problem is with ham.stackexchange.com.)
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How can I find suggested edits from before account creation?

As an anonymous user, I made a suggested edit on Server Fault. Something came up suggesting creating an account to save the reputation. I clicked it, registered and confirmed by the emailed link. I ...
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Lost points from a suggested edit when a later, anonymous, suggested edit was reverted

My profile says I lost 2 points because "suggested edit approval overridden". When I checked the answer, when I checked the revision history I found that the community revision from 2018/07/18 was ...
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How to remove or correct blatantly incorrect answers when the poster refuses to update

I've seen "answers" which are simply factually wrong, and have commented on those "answers" to correct it, even providing the proof of the facts, but the posters are simply refusing. I've tried ...
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When I edit a post in Stack Overflow, who reviews that for its verification? [duplicate]

When I edit a post in stack communities such as Stack Overflow, I am encountered with the following text: Thanks for your edit! This edit will be visible only to you until it is peer-reviewed....
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How can I correct a reviewer's opinion?

My edit to an answer was accepted by two of the three reviewers, with the third rejecting with a claim that part of my edit was incorrect. In fact, my proposed edit was entirely and demonstrably ...
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No notice of “too many pending edits” on tag edit page

Referring back to this issue, Privilege level for editing tags not shown Apparently, I was unable to edit the tag wiki due to the fact that I had five pending suggested edits to questions, that meant ...
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Do not allow OP/moderator to override an edit if it results in the question being untagged

Due to a feature, a user was allowed to override an approved edit which resulted in their question going back to an untagged state. That should not be allowed, given that no question should be ...
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Inline suggested edit reviews are truncated in medium-width windows

When reviewing a suggested edit inline (not from the queue) on a site with the new “responsive” design, at a window width where normal content does fit, the diff window is truncated on both sides, as ...
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How to get reputation from posting an edit as an anonymous user

I made an edit as an anonymous user. How can I get the reputation if my edit is accepted?
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How do I unsubmit my own edit from review? [duplicate]

I made an edit that was submitted for review and quickly noticed I made a mistake. How can I unsubmit it?
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How do I handle partially correct edits in the Suggested Edits review queue?

Contradicting Instructions While going through the suggested edits review queue, one sometimes stumbles upon partially useful edits like this one. Trying to follow the instructions listed in the ...
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Is it appropriate to approve an edit that only adds a link to documentation?

I see that happen quite often on answers with code, and mostly to the official documentation of a function. I believe a comment would be better, but I'm not sure what the consensus here is.
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Why even let me edit when another edit is awaiting approval for a post?

I was going through some questions and one of them looked nasty and not properly formatted. I decided to edit it and clicked the edit button. The edit page loaded and I did a lot of work there — ...
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Number formatting when editing tag wiki with less than 20000 reputation

When editing a tag wiki, the following box is displayed. Can a comma be added so this reads 20,000 reputation instead of 20000 reputation? Note: whatever separator is being used on the privileges ...
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Improved edits with edits in different parts of the post are counted as a single one when rolled back

This is specifically inspired by a recent post vandalism, where a suggested edit (a good one) was accepted by OP with "Improve edit". The suggested edit (#2) was then edited by OP as vandalism (#3). ...
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Get own count stats for suggested edits

I guess that I may get a "duplicated question" but it's welcome, I can not find an answer ... How an user can access to his own accumulated review suggested edit stats (total number of approved and ...
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How can I see the edit suggestions I made? [duplicate]

I would like to see a list of edit suggestions I made to questions and answers by other users.
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Dark screen after trying to improve an edit that was already handled

Here's what happened. I went to a question page and saw that there was an edit pending. I clicked on "edit (1)" to see the edit and somehow got distracted by the cracked.com article link that the ...
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Better promoting +2 rep for editing

Is there a way that the +2 editing bonus's existence could be better promoted to new users? This could be especially helpful for students or others new to the field on the more technical sites, where ...
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What if the OP rejects my suggested edit even if he/she uses the wrong tags in the question?

I came across this question in which unnecessary tags were used. So I suggested an edit to remove them; the OP rejected the suggestion, maybe he/she thought it was wrong. And he/she did this the ...
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Issue with edit removed points (not shown) [duplicate]

I read How does "Reputation" work? and the accepted answer. I shared the left image 10 April 2018 with a friend and the right my score at 11 April 2018 9:30 CEST I know that I got 3 ...
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How to see list of questions I have edited? [duplicate]

One of the questions that I had edited few days ago was rejected by someone from SO site, and now I am not able to find what question was that I had edited. And so was wondering how to find the list ...
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How can I revert my edit, when it is still in the review queue? [duplicate]

I made a stupid edit on another guy's question and can't revert it (yet). Maybe my stupidity will be catched by the peer reviewers, maybe not. In the first case, I stole a bit of the precious time of ...
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What happens when one user approves and two reject a suggested edit?

User A rejects an edit. User B approves it, then User C rejects it again. Does this have consequences for User B? Will they lose the right to approve/reject edits?
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Is it legitimate to mass retag questions without edit privileges?

I've recently started with a large retag on the new Quantum Computing site. I first discussed with a user who can review and we thought that we knew what needed to be done. However, it appears that 1 ...
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Your last edit was rejected warning on a conflicting edit

When going to make a new edit, it nicely warns you that your last edit was rejected, however if your last edit was rejected because This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit, why does it show this ...
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Let reviewers know if a suggested edit will push the question into the reopen queue

Many times, someone will suggest an edit to a post that was closed within the last five days. The edit itself may be benign, and correct valid things such as grammar issues or a bad title. However, ...
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Count of different actions on suggested edits

On the Suggested Edits review page, there are five actions you can take: Accept Improve Edit Reject and Edit Reject Skip I wish to know the number of times I have done each action above. I know ...
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Can I cancel a 'pending edit' [duplicate]

I suggested edits on a few questions/answers and they are now pending. As the Stack Overflow site only allows 5 pending edits, I would like to know if it is possible to cancel any such edits in order ...
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Why don't edits in math show up “rendered”? [duplicate]

When looking at suggested edits that involve changes to LaTeX code, I can't see the rendered output, only the code. E.g. I was looking at the suggested edits for https://stats.stackexchange.com/...
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I'm not that bad! Why can't I review?

I saw that there were suggested edits by the indicator by the bar, but when I tried to review I was told that the queue was cleared! I thought that maybe the notification was old, due some ...
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Allow “suggested edits” to be less than 10 characters [duplicate]

Right now, a user making a suggested edit to a Q or A, must make at least 10 chars change, as there is a filter to that effect which seems to be active on all subsites. The problem is that quite ...
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Users with less than 2k reputation appear as reviewers

I was looking into the stackoverflow review page. It appears that something is wrong with the Suggested edit section. As per the other sections, it should display people who are reviewing these posts. ...
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Tag popup is showed under the pending edit window

When post contains a pending edit the link below the post's body says edit(1). Pressing this link leads to displaying the edit review popup window. Hovering the mouse pointer over the question's ...
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How is the anonymous edit count from a certain location determined?

This post will not make much sense without first reading Suggested edit by Anonymous, which details my making over a hundred anonymous edits to MSE over a period of years before creating my current ...
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What to do when a reviewer rejects and edits with your suggested edit?

Earlier today I suggested an edit to a question which I felt improved the formatting and increased the readability of the post. It was rejected and edited by the reviewer with the same suggestions (...
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Should low-rep users make small edits? (i.e. noise removal)

We don't like noise, especially on SO. A user with 2k+ reputation can make small ninja-edits without bothering anyone, but for me to make a similar edit would require someone to waste time with an ...
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Restrict the access to suggested edit reviews on deleted posts

This suggested edit on an answer deleted as rude/abusive is visible, even without logging in (and for users with less than 10k reputation). These users can't see the answer 'directly', via the ...
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Nondescript error message when user without enough rep to create tags attempts to suggest edit using not-yet-removed tag with zero questions

As of the instant this question was posted, the tag enhancement has zero questions, but still exists in the system and has not been cleaned up yet. Just as a curiosity, I decided to test if users ...
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Is there a way to edit the tags of a question without editing the text of the question? [duplicate]

Here's a question where the user obviously made a mistake when choosing tags: What is this insect in Southeast Idaho? I wanted to change the "etymology" tag to "entomology", but I can't validate my ...
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Unable to suggest edit, why?

I just answered this question back on Board and Card Games. I saw that the post could use some love, and proceeded to suggest an edit (still don't have edit privileges on that site). However I was ...
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Pre-generate Review audits to avoid the lag?

When reviewing on Suggested Edits: Normal suggested edits are displayed instantly. Review audits take 2 seconds to load (and that's not because of my ISP). So whenever I see the loading animation ...