Somebody suggested (and obviously bad of course (smily wink) ) change to one of my answers I gave in reply to their question.

Should I be the one reviewing this edit?

It was that another reviewer already disagreed (and flagged) the edit , but still is this proper and just?

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    $\begingroup$ You can find some details about suggested edits here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/76251/… and meta.stackexchange.com/questions/179257/… One of the things mentioned there is: The owner of a post may cast a binding vote to accept or reject any modification of their post. $\endgroup$ Apr 1, 2014 at 12:05
  • $\begingroup$ This is probably irrelevant to the general question, but I suppose the suggested edit you mentioned is this one. $\endgroup$ Apr 1, 2014 at 13:42
  • $\begingroup$ yes it was, n the mean time i have edited my answer a little bit in the suggested direction (but the answer became longer not shorter :) $\endgroup$
    – Willemien
    Apr 1, 2014 at 14:26

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Yes. You should always review edits to your posts, even after they have been approved or declined.

You are the author of the post, and you should take a look and decide whether or not someone is changing your tone, or what you wanted to say; or if they actually improve that.

My personal preference is usually to decline edits that modify content in any way (sans typos), and I will sometime go as far as reverting them. But I recall once that an edit was suggested that was actually in place, and it was declined by two users. I accepted that edit, and made it myself after all (or at least commented that it shouldn't have been rejected, I don't know).

The point is that you should always review edits to things your name is signed on. Even if you have no say on the edit. But in this case you have a big say as to whether or not the edit is valid, and you should probably exercise that vote to cast veto when needed.


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