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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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6-Characters minimum on editing with tag edit

I tried to edit a question because it was tagged badly. It seemed mostly fine otherwise, though I decided to fix 2 punctuation and one capitalization errors (which would not normally warrant a ...
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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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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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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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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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Edit history messed up when improving a suggested edit

I've noticed recently that about half the time when I improve a suggested edit and then check the post's edit history, the two edits (mine and the suggested one) have been swapped around, with my edit ...
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Why were my suggested edits rejected?

I have recently tried to engage a high rep superuser user in an attempt to clarify some shortcomings in his/her answer. After there was no attempt to make the answer complete by adding the information ...
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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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Is it typical for an edit to be hijacked and then attributed to someone else?

https://superuser.com/posts/663103/revisions Edit #3 (as of currently) is the edit I proposed, but the edit was not credited to me, but to someone else. I don't mind horribly, because it was only 2 ...
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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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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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Where do I see my rejected suggested edits?

According to my suggested-edit stats, I have had one suggestion rejected. Where can I see that rejected edit? I looked in my user "Activity" tab and didn't see it. I can filter by "suggestions" but ...
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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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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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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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Poppin Tags - or an idea anyway

Why are new Tags not treated like first posts from a new user or suggested edits, but a bit more stringent? My thought: If a new tag is created, why does it not go to the review bin for voting by ...
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Large number of small edits during birthday celebration

Has anybody else noticed a significant jump in the number of small or insignificant edits occuring since the kick-off of the birthday festivities? I'm personally rolling back those that are truly ...
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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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How do one appeal a rejected suggested edit?

For example my addition to answer was rejected because "it changes too much". But I really think that this change adds useful info, not offtopic and complements the answer. I don't think it's good to ...
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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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Why is this user having to suggest an edit on his own answer?

On this suggested edit, the user (same userID) is having to suggest an edit on his own answer. Is there something I'm missing here?
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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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Users with less than 2k rep cannot edit meta posts

I've edited a number of posts this week, using suggested edits because I don't have 2k on SU yet. It just occurred to me that MSU might also have some posts in need of cleanup, so I came by to check. ...
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Why do I see my own suggested tag edits in the edit queue?

I've been creating some tag excerpts, but somehow they've made it into my review queue. Of course, I can't accept or reject them, they're just there. Is this a bug or by design?
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Tag wikis accepted, but excerpts rejected

I thought I could help by suggesting a few new tag wikis. Most were accepted, but in 3 of them, the tag wiki body was accepted but the excerpt was rejected, leaving them with no summary. The edits ...
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How are suggested edit results displayed to low rep users?

When suggested edits were introduced, I had more rep than required to edit on my own. Since I'm now approving and rejecting suggested edits, I'd like to know how approval and rejection are presented ...
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Why was my tag suggestion rejected?

Today I suggested two tag wikis, one of them was this: https://superuser.com/suggested-edits/9748, that was rejected by user Community. Does someone knows the reason? Comunity rejected without any ...
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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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"You need at least 2k reputation to review Suggested Edits."

I got the notification: An edit was suggested to your post Drupal 7, Fedora - dd() doesn't work for me over the web, please review it. "Review it" is a link that allows me to review the edit. At ...
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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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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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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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Reviewing Suggested Edits when question should be flagged

When reviewing suggested edits, I saw a question that I would have considered NARQ. The edit made to it made sense, mostly grammar and "politeness" we changed, but the question was still NARQ. Do I ...
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Is the question's last activity relevant for editing, or accepting suggested edits?

Is the last activity date of a topic relevant in deciding whether a given change makes the relevance threshold when editing, or deciding on a suggested edit? Are smaller, less important edits fine ...
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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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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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Error: "body must be at least 30 characters" when editing an answer

I tried to edit an answer of someone else and got this message: Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because: body must be at least 30 characters; you entered 19 It's this answer: ...
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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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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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Suggested tag wiki edit mostly fine, but with a portion that is bad/wrong

So I happened upon this suggested tag wiki edit (link to the revision) PostgreSQL is the open source database started at UCB back in 1986 as Postgres project and evolved into one of the most powerful ...
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Option for making an edit a comment

One of the reasons for rejecting an edit is that it should be a comment. I propose that if the reviewer feels that that that is the case, they should be able to make it a comment. For anonymous ...
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