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Make the system keep suggested edits away from code blocks

As a >2k user on SO, I often review suggested edits.

  • If an edit formats code, I will accept.
  • If an edit changes code, I (along with everyone else) reject it.

In fact, I've yet to see an edit that changes anything in a code block other than white space that isn't invalid.

So, my feature-request is to forbid <2k users to suggest edits that change code blocks (except whitespace).

Note that code formatting includes both addition and subtraction of whitespace.

At the very least, put a big banner in the review queue that says

WARNING: This edit changes code. There is a high probability it should be rejected as invalid.

I believe this minor change to the system would lessen the number of rejected edits - every rejected edit is an edit that wasted at least three users' time.

I would think it's obvious, but those users should be able to change code in their own posts.