For questions about the rejection reasons for a suggested edit.

Those with sufficient privileges to review suggested edits have the option to approve, reject, or improve the edit. When rejecting an edit, they must choose a reason why it is to be rejected. Those reasons are as follows:

spam or vandalism
This edit defaces the post in order to promote a product or service, or is deliberately destructive.

no improvement whatsoever
This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible. Changes are either completely superfluous or actively harm readability.

clearly conflicts with author's intent
This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should strive to preserve the goals of the post's owner.

(only for suggested edits to posts)

attempt to reply
This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been written as a comment or an answer.

(only for suggested edits to posts)

copied content
This edit copies a significant amount of content from an external source. Generic descriptions such as encyclopedia articles and ad copy do not provide useful guidance; try creating something useful to this community specifically, and be sure to attribute the original author. See: How to reference material written by others.

(only for suggested edits to tag wikis and tag wiki excerpts)

lacks usage guidance
Simply defining what a [tag] is rarely helps those using it unless the tag's name itself is ambiguous. Excerpts should describe why and when a tag should be used. See the help center for more guidance.

(only for suggested edits to tag wiki excerpts)

circular tag definition
Tag excerpts amounting to, "[tag] is for questions about [tag]" are pointless and usually rejected. Excerpts should describe why and when a tag would be used.

(only for suggested edits to tag wiki excerpts)

causes harm

The last one is a 'custom' reason which needs an additional explanation from the reviewer why they're rejecting the edit in up to 150 characters (using at least 20 of them).


Questions tagged here should be about the addition, modification, or clarification of the above reasons.

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