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Requesting clarity on edits that update redirecting URLs

I frequently edit posts that include redirecting microsoft.com URLs. My reasoning is generally that a redirecting link today may be a broken link tomorrow, so as long as the redirect has preserved the ...
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Edit that updates obsolete command-line parameters gets rejected?

Yesterday I came across this Chocolatey answer, but, surprisingly, the proposed command-line didn’t work. I then noticed several comments mentioning that the mentioned command-line parameter was ...
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How to dispute a rejected edit?

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/1185211 My edit got rejected with “This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should strive to ...
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Not clear suggested edit reviewers correctly read rejected edit suggestion

In this rejected edit suggestion, I attempted make the paragraph description match the command solution, but the edit was rejected as being intended to reply to the author. Can someone take please a ...
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No screenshots after asking for it, added them myself, dropping the comment. Edit rejected: "This edit ... should have been written as a comment ...."

Edit rejected: 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. https://superuser.com/review/suggested-...
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Rejection of suggested edit that fixes multiple issues

I suggested this edit that was rejected with the reason it didn't improve the quality of the post. The suggested edit improved 3 problems with the post following consensus about editing guidelines: ...
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"How to obtain a Laptop without hidden surprises" - suggestions improving the question

How to obtain a Laptop without hidden surprises was closed within minutes of posting with the stated reason: Questions seeking for hardware shopping recommendations are off-topic because they are ...
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Suggested edits still not approved

I've submitted too many edits, which isn't unusual for me, and when I try to edit anymore posts, I get the message saying that I need to wait for my other submitted edits to be approved (as you do). ...
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When should additional information be an edit vs a comment vs a separate answer?

Should links and excerpts from relevant documentation be an edit or should they be a comment or should they be an separate answer? Sometimes I find a helpful answer with a great example of the use of ...
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Please offer guidance as to why this edit was rejected

My purpose in asking this is to better understand what is wrong so I don't repeat the mistake. I came across the following question, in which the author crafted an extremely complex, in-depth ...
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Why did my edit that fixed several spelling errors get rejected as superfluous?

Here is the edit in question. It was rejected for the reason 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 ...
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Should old opinion-based questions be significantly edited?

This question What display size and resolution is good for reading PDF in double page view? is closed as primarily opinion-based. I attempt to edit it like this, but it says I'm editing too much. What ...
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Useful tag edits rejected

As part of retagging mikrotik away from the Manufacturer Meta-Tag to each individual product (mikrotik-routeros and mikrotik-swos), I've added relevant tags to questions that mentioned Mikrotik but ...
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Why was my edit, correcting a fact, rejected?

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756623 refers to 'Accent colors', but this ought be 'Theme colors'.
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Why were my 2 edits suggesting formatting changes to numbering rejected?

Please see https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756634 and https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756633. Adding numbering helped clarify the multitude of solutions.
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OP edits the question himself instead of accepting a suggested edit.

First of all, I am not reaching out to the person who did this to disadvantage him. Basically what happend is, the OP asked a question. I suggested some little edits to improve the formatting. ...
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How is my edit not considered an improvement?

Consider: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/728281 I made an edit to this question, which I personally considered to be a huge improvement in readability, but to my surprise it not only ...
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Unable to ask this question

I am unable to submit this question, it is not up to standards, as the fourm says... I am looking for a battery for a laptop from japan, says "PC-ns750aag-e3" on the back. I am having ...
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Should I perform a duck test when reviewing suggested edits?

Duck test: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. In this case: If it behaves like the Original Poster, then it probably is the Original ...
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Is handlebar a technical term that I am unaware of?

Please excuse my poor attempt at humour in the title, but should this suggested edit have been rejected? I see two three issues with this post: The term MacOS should be used with versions 7.5.1 ...
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What is wrong with me?

I am a relatively new user to Super User, but quite experienced in the SE network of sites (about 95K on SO, 70K on MSE). I guess I know quite some of you from either of those sites. I add great ...
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Edits must be at least 6 characters when only editing tags?

I tried to retag this question to add the windows and windows-xp tags, but it wouldn't let me submit my edit because it said that it was less than 6 characters: At first I thought that it was because ...
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Should users suggest technical edits?

Recently, I received this answer and a comment asking me to run a particular command to get the precise Last Modified timestamp of a file: wmic datafile where name="c:\\foo.txt" get lastmodified ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

An edit I made was rejected. The reason given is 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. I ...
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What should I do with suggested edits to the wiki of bad tags?

An edit for the abandonware tag wiki came up in the review queue, and it's a fine edit, but the tag's existence is bad. It's clearly a meta tag (i.e. it does nothing to describe a question on its own; ...
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Are edits from anonymous users worth the trouble?

I've only been reviewing suggested edits for a bit over a month, but in that time, I have never once seen an acceptable edit from an anonymous user. I have had to reject all anonymous edits (almost ...
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Should I approve edits that only add related links?

This suggested edit (on a highly-upvoted question) came up in the review queue. It linkifies the words "GNU Screen" and "tmux", pointing them to the respective sites. The question was already useful ...
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Edit to correct a basic path syntax error in an answer rejected - why?

I found an answer that was helpful but had a syntax error in the path. I made the correction (so that the answer as-written would at least be accurate in this regard) and it got rejected apparently ...
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Are edits for just filling in image descriptions accepted?

I'm a somewhat new user on this site and I was wondering, I've come across many posts that have an image within them but with no image description or it still includes the default message of, "enter ...
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Managing user who edit only tags of several questions

In the recent few days I've reviewed dozens of tag edit proposals made by a single user. Some of his edits really improves the quality of the question. Although majority of them, despite adding ...
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Question closed and Edit suggestion rejected

Can someone explain why this question was closed? To my opinion it was a clear question. However, since it was closed as unclear what you're asking I explained it with an example and the edit was ...
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What are some common "gotchas" associated with moderation activities?

Over the past few years, I've run into several little "gotchas" when it comes to common moderation tasks such as migrating questions, reviewing posts, or evaluating suggested edits. These mistakes ...
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Bug in Suggested Edit Review stats

When viewing a specific suggested edit review (accessed on the History tab in the review queue), you can see the reviewers' approve/reject statistics. I noticed that my stats reported here are clearly ...
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Is a suggested edit that completely rewrites an answer appropriate?

I asked a question a few months ago that was answered very succinctly. I thought the answer fit perfectly; it had the exact amount of information that someone with the same problem would need to ...
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Can question author accept a suggested edit that was rejected by reviewer?

I've received a suggested edit to my question which was rejected by a reviewer. Can I still accept it? The suggested edit was correcting markup of my question. The reviewer rejected it with message "...
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Approve this question edit by another user?

I came across this edit in the suggested edit review queue. Original was from user utsav, edit from user3782114. Strange. It could be someone mistakingly using a new account (in which case I'd ...
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Wrong suggested edit markdown comparison; no visual line-to-line matching

I just made this suggested edit. The comparison is wrong and incorrectly shows that I deleted a bunch of text, then added another bunch of text. This could give reviewers a wrong impression. What I ...
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Block suggested edit if the edit summary contains an email address

A follow-up from this question. I've noticed that many spam suggested edits have edit summaries that contain an email address (examples: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]). Spambots seem to be treating the edit ...
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Edit is disabled? [duplicate]

I noticed that the Edit button is disabled (greyed out and not clickable) when viewing posts: I'm having trouble locating information on why that might happen (Googling is returning lots of ...
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Why can’t I edit this question but I can still edit others?

I don’t have the magically 2,000+ to actually edit content independently, but why can’t I edit this quite obviously messed up post: Cannot access the Internet even though it shows to be connected on ...
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Reviewing suggested edits -- Which column is the original, and which is the proposal?

When reviewing the suggested edits queue, I came across this one and I'm confused. My understanding is that the post on the left side is the original and the right side is the proposed changes, ...
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Can tag wiki edit review be adjusted to make plagiarism easier to catch?

In the Suggested Edits queue, plagiarism is a rejection reason unique to tag wiki edits. Plagiarized edits can be caught by googling the tag wiki text or by googling the product and examining the most ...
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Warn when Approving Edits for Questions On-Hold

Motivated by this similar question, I've noticed a lot of edits being approved when they simply shouldn't be - in particular, for questions that are already on-hold. I've noticed this several times ...
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Should somewhat trivial edits be rejected if there are a lot of them coming from the same user?

If you look at my activity page, you can see a lot of the edits I have reviewed. All but three (of the 20) are by the same user. Over the past few days (probably up to about a week or so now) I've ...
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Should there be a limit to the % change to an original post by anonymous edits?

Although I think there have been many good contributions by anonymous users, would it make sense that a near 100% change not be allowed? We have the review process, but it just seems that it ...
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Suggested edits - adding additional solutions

I have recently been able to start reviewing suggested edits for posts. Most are not an issue to process. One type I have come to simply skipping at this point is an edit which seeks to add ...
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Suggested edits on meta - something weird

Normally, on a per-site meta, the suggested edit button is grayed out with a message that says that suggested edits are not permitted on meta sites: However, when manually typing the URL to suggest ...
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Improve filtering of spam suggested edits

I've been seeing an increasing number of spam edits in the review queues, replacing the entire body of the post with filler text such as a complement (to get past spam filters), then including a link ...
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Edit has been in review que for over 2 hours

This edit has been stuck there for over two hours. It's a very good edit that improves the question but it's only shown to me in the past 2 hours. I think it's stuck somehow. Can someone look at it?
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Grace period for suggested edits

As far as I know, the grace period for edits is 5 minutes, and it doesn't matter if it's a normal or a suggested edit. I proposed an edit for this question and later on, well past the 5 minutes, I ...
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