How do I get rid of adware from Search Conduit/White Smoke?

A few days ago, I had this question answered with the assistance of another user. His answer did not entirely solve my problem, however. There were still a couple of things I had to figure out on my own to finally solve my issue. In the interest of leaving a complete answer behind for future users, I added a few things to the guy's answer before accepting it.

The thing is, I'm told that my edits are sitting in a queue, waiting to be accepted. Here are my concerns:

  1. Are my edits being overlooked because I already accepted an (incomplete) answer?
  2. Should I simply have posted my own answer to my question with the info from his answer and mine added together?
  3. What if my changes never get accepted? The accepted answer to my question will forever be an incomplete one
  • Here’s a tip: As long as you can see your edit with the warning that you’re the only person who can see it, it’s still in the queue. If the post appears to revert to its pre-edit content, that means your suggested edit has been rejected. Commented Jul 26, 2013 at 0:46
  • Actually my edit disappeared as soon as I submitted it and was replaced with a message saying that it was waiting in a queue to be accepted. I was under the impression that the only way I would see it again would be if it got accepted, although I have recently been informed about the "Suggestions" area of my profile Commented Jul 26, 2013 at 13:22

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It depends on how substantial your adjustments to the post are. Regular editing guidelines apply, even if it's an answer to your own question.

For your information, 3 people reviewed your edit. 1 person approved it, the other two rejected it for the following reasons:

  • This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to or comment on the existing post.
  • Should probably be its own answer rather than such a radical change to this one.

Now, to your questions.

  1. No, your edits are never overlooked. Every edit is reviewed. If the context of the question is taken into account during the review process is dependent upon the reviewer.

  2. Maybe. If your addition is more "valuable" than the initial answer, then you should post your own answer. If you're just adding details or you're polishing the answer, then you should edit.

  3. Correct, this is the "risk" you take when editing another answer.

p.s. Please don't introduce changes to your post by prefixing them with "EDIT". If someone wants to review the chronological order of changes to the post, they can review the edit history.

  • Thank you for the explanation. It sounds like I should add my own answer. Is there any way I can see my rejected edits so that I don't have to write them up again? Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 15:09
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    @MichaelJordan yes - look at your suggestions superuser.com/users/235219/…
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 15:15
  • Thank you for the link. It looks like I would need 2k rep to look that up myself Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 20:05
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    @MichaelJordan No, just head over to your user profile -> activity -> suggestions
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 9:09

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