If I approve an edit in the Review section of this site, the post is updated and so my approval worked!

However, if I'm looking at a post and notice there is an edit waiting

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and click on edit and then approve it, I get the message

This suggestion still needs 1 approve vote from other reviewers. Close this popup (or hit Esc) to continue.

Is this a bug or feature?


1 Answer 1


Suggested edit approval rules were revised few months ago and now require a majority of 2 votes to be approved/rejected.

The edit on How to convert PDF to Microsoft Word 2007-format ? was approved by you & needed another approval vote to be vetted & passed through, which I have done now & hence is accepted.

The other suggested edit was already approved by one user and needed a secondary approval vote for it to be accepted, and since yours was the second approval vote, the edit got accepted when you clicked approve.

So yes this is a feature, not a bug.

  • Thank you, as always, for taking the time. This is now nice and clear, I thought may be I had been 'down graded' or similar. Thanks
    – Dave
    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:10
  • @DaveRook No downgrades were applied on you, though there are such cases being done - esp at Stack Overflow, but none here IIRC. You're welcome
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:13

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