24 votes

Why did my edit that fixed several spelling errors get rejected as superfluous?

I see that you tried again, and your suggestion was approved this time.  But, please, when you see a non-inlined image like [enter image description here][1] don’t change it to![image description](...
Scott - Слава Україні's user avatar
19 votes

Should users suggest technical edits?

Imagine how bad Wikipedia would be if original article authors always rejected or rolled back helpful, correct edits made by contributors. It's amusing but sad to think of an equivalent to SE answers ...
allquixotic's user avatar
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15 votes
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Should I perform a duck test when reviewing suggested edits?

We can't merge accounts any more. We basically use a duck test + a quick look at whatever PII we have, and pass it up to a CM. There's nothing that a regular user can do. In many cases I actually ...
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How is my edit not considered an improvement?

As suggested by fixer1234 in the comments here, it appears that the original answerer wanted to make a direct quotation of his source without editing or improving it at all. I for one can see the ...
allquixotic's user avatar
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Why did my edit that fixed several spelling errors get rejected as superfluous?

Spelling and grammar edits are always useful and should be encouraged, not rejected for not being more substantive. If someone is willing to take the time to make the content here more readable, we ...
Excellll's user avatar
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12 votes
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Should I approve edits that only add related links?

yes, there's no harm in approving them provided they link to the official project sites
Sathyajith Bhat's user avatar
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Why were my 2 edits suggesting formatting changes to numbering rejected?

Probably a few reasons. The reasons why I would have rejected them are, in no particular order: The edits were trivial and neither clarified nor substantively improved the answers The paragraphs you ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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Should users suggest technical edits?

The edit suggestion changes c:\\foo.txt to c:\\test1\\foo.txt to demonstrate that directories need to have their backslashes escaped as well. The reviewers likely thought that it was already clear ...
Ben N's user avatar
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7 votes
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Edit to correct a basic path syntax error in an answer rejected - why?

An extract from this answer What is the correct way to deal with obsolete answers? by slhck (a SU moderator) provides some clues (my emphasis): The ideal solution in such a case, of course, is to ...
DavidPostill's user avatar
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OP edits the question himself instead of accepting a suggested edit.

Here's the review item. The post is deleted now, so I'll show the results pane here: The edit was automatically rejected with no direct reviewer interaction. If it had been explicitly reviewed from ...
Ben N's user avatar
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7 votes

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 a separate answer? If this had simply been the case, of modifying the links that were ...
Ramhound's user avatar
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Why were my 2 edits suggesting formatting changes to numbering rejected?

Edits should substantially improve posts. From Privileges - edit questions and answers - Super User Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged - try to make the post significantly better when you edit, ...
DavidPostill's user avatar
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6 votes

Why was my edit, correcting a fact, rejected?

As a general concept, editing other people's posts is meant as a tool to help improve them without significantly changing their content - e.g., fixing typos, improving grammar, improving markdown ...
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When should additional information be an edit vs a comment vs a separate answer?

I'm in the habit of editing answers to add links to this relevant content whenever I find myself googling something in the answer. Oh, for goodness's sake, don't do this. I see the point of editing ...
TOOGAM's user avatar
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5 votes
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OP edits the question himself instead of accepting a suggested edit.

For some context here is what we see when reviewing suggested edits, as you may not be able to see the suggested edit queue yet: There are options to "improve edit" and "reject and edit". This is ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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Suggested edits still not approved

Please have a little patience: 4 out of 5 of your pending suggested edits are less than 10 hours old. You're lucky not to be on Stack Overflow where edits may take a full week (because the queue is so ...
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Should I perform a duck test when reviewing suggested edits?

The phrase "the goals of the post's owner" can be understood in many ways (as can "strive to"), and if there's any definitive official guidance on what it's supposed to mean, it doesn't seem to be ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
4 votes

Useful tag edits rejected

I feel that I should throw in my 2¢, because one of those suggested edit rejections was mine. I rejected it partly because there were so many other things wrong in the question that you ignored —...
Scott - Слава Україні's user avatar
4 votes
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Useful tag edits rejected

There are different considerations for generally improving tagging on a question vs. cleaning up a deprecated tag. Organized Tag Cleanup Cleaning a deprecated tag is for the purpose of site ...
fixer1234's user avatar
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What should I do with suggested edits to the wiki of bad tags?

I have to disagree with the accepted answer. Why reject a perfectly good edit? What if the user put a lot of effort into the edit - why penalize them and risk them not participating in something ...
Raystafarian's user avatar
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4 votes

Should users suggest technical edits?

If it was one of my answers I'd accept it. Otherwise, it depends, but I'd not auto accept it and I'd more likely than not pass on or reject the edit. Part of the problem is the lack of context. In a ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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What is wrong with me?

In this case - there's two things. As they are, the edits are on a question that feels not materially improved by them. Its not you, but its a guessing game question that's somewhat likely to be ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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4 votes
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Please offer guidance as to why this edit was rejected

The comments by fixer1234 answer your question pretty well, but, since I’m one of the people who voted to reject your edit, I’ll confirm them, in a bit more detail. The question, before your ...
G-Man Says 'Reinstate Monica''s user avatar
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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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3 votes
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Is handlebar a technical term that I am unaware of?

I saw this suggested edit this morning and have to admit I was ambivalent about it. I chose to go on with my life and let our other community reviewers decide whether it was a "good" edit ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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3 votes

What is wrong with me?

I think there was probably more you could have done to fix the post, but your edits were good. I opened 2 laptops today and both of them had something like this in them. I posted larger pictures so ...
Sean Duggan's user avatar
3 votes

Why was my edit rejected?

As one of the "reject" reviewers, I believe I am eminently qualified to comment here. Your edit changes the meaning of the post, effectively putting words in somebody's mouth that they did not say. ...
Ben N's user avatar
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3 votes

When should additional information be an edit vs a comment vs a separate answer?

Edits which unambiguously improve posts should be accepted. Adding links to documentation is an improvement. There is no good reason to reject such an edit. However, suggested edits are reviewed by ...
TRiG's user avatar
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3 votes

"How to obtain a Laptop without hidden surprises" - suggestions improving the question

Community Bot bumped this one today since there is no answer with a positive score or that is accepted. So here goes ... There might, in this case, be three possible reasons that your question could ...
NotTheDr01ds's user avatar
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2 votes

Edit to correct a basic path syntax error in an answer rejected - why?

I'll move this from a comment to a separate answer because it's really a different point than the other two answers. Edits can be used to correct unintentional errors, like typos. but generally not ...
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Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible