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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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?

WARNING: This may look like a duplicate of How does the “rude or abusive” flag work?, but it is not at all. The linked question only explains about the "rude or abusive" flag and its results ...
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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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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

When reviewing suggested edits, it often happens that I'd like to say something to the edit suggester, but I can't. The ability to reply to them would be a way to solve edit problems much more ...
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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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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 ...