I just reviewed this suggested edit, and while doing so, I noticed that the Improve Edit and Reject and Edit buttons were absent; only Approve and Reject were there. I haven't been suspended from editing - the edit link still appears under all posts, and I've never done anything bad as far as I know. The edited post wasn't a tag wiki, and I don't have permission to approve edits there anyway.

What happened there? Under what circumstances do those two buttons not appear?

  • Wierd. I see the buttons, and there's no suspensions/bans on your account.
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 2:23
  • FWIW, I also only see Approve and Reject. Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 2:33
  • Also, opening the question proper reveals that the answer isn't there at all. Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 2:35
  • My guess? The answer was deleted, and we don't have enough rep to see that. In the mean time, the edit had hit the review queue and was still pending when the answer was deleted. Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 2:38

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As Michael Frank surmised, the answer is deleted. For whatever reason, that didn't automatically reject the edit; it's still hanging around, waiting to be approved or rejected.

You've earned the privilege of approving or rejecting edits, and of editing normal posts, the latter being necessary for Improve or Reject and Edit. However, you can't edit deleted posts, and if you can't edit them then you can't Improve or Reject and Edit.

I've approved the edit to remove it from the queue.

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