So, I revieved this question. Added code. -> Mac OS X finder requiring permissions when deleting file, even after chmod

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My edit gets rejected by a user that has higher reputation than me, and he rejected the edit and edited the question. Then another user gets there and edits question so it now looks like my edit.

So, where is my mistake here? Do I stink or what?

  • It happens sometimes, there are other ways to deal with minor edits. I make minor edits on other sites where I only have my Association Bonus (so, 101 rep total), and half the time, edits get rejected. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't mean much. Keep making edits that you feel help the post, and ignore if people accept them or not. We can't control how other editors think. Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 16:06
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    The other user, added additional formatting, you didn't include. Are you upset your edit was denied or something? What exactly is your question, the edit approval process worked, your suggested edit was edited + improved
    – Ramhound
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 23:52

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It's one of those things. Typically, when you're a newer user, it's a good idea to have more substantial edits. Stuff like minor formatting edits are often rejected, especially when it's something not everyone agrees with. I'd personally have rejected those edits outright.

When you're higher reputation, there's no actual reputation benefit to edits - so we have more leeway. I've occasionally done one or two character edits because the spelling error annoyed me.

At this point, my suggestion would be to do edits other than 'formatting' or simple tag addition for now.

  • I'm not a "new" user. This is just stupid.
    – Josip Ivic
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 12:58
  • @JosipIvic, there are hundreds of edits every day. This kind of situation happens occasionally just as random chance because no system is bullet-proof (infinite monkeys theorem). This time it happened to one of your own edits, so you're keenly aware of it, but in the scheme of things it's unusual.
    – fixer1234
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 14:59
  • @JosipIvic You have less then 500 reputation which means you have not made 250 edits, each worth 2 points, which you basically a new user.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 23:50
  • @JosipIvic the key point here that somebody else need to approve your edit, many of us (including me) don't want to approve small edits like fixing some typos, correcting case of "i"... It's just waste of time. Later, with enough reputation - when you won't take others' time you will be welcome to do it. Again is not about seniority or experience on the site,just don't waste others' time with something not really important. Commented Aug 14, 2016 at 5:37

Edits have to be constructive, If you just add formatting and nothing else which is useful, your edit is likely to be rejected.

However, if someone has the privilege to edit without it needing review, they might occasionally edit questions with poor formatting...

  • look at revisions on question and tell me if my edit is different than rest of edits
    – Josip Ivic
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 11:33
  • The OP probably thought that even though your edit was rejected, the edit made sense. He/She is free to edit their own question without being reviewed
    – undo
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 11:43
  • It was rejected by another user.
    – Josip Ivic
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 11:46
  • @JosipIvic Yes. Because It wasn't constructive.
    – undo
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 11:48
  • And his edit is more constructive? Look closely.
    – Josip Ivic
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 11:52
  • @JosipIvic I asked JourneymanGeek to post something. He's a moderator on the site. Look at his answer...
    – undo
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 12:48

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