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How could this edit (I rolled back immediately), get any approves? Please look into the robo-approvers responsible for the approval of the vandalising edit. Did any of you see such activity recently?

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    $\begingroup$ The editing review queue is deeply broken IMO; almost nothing short of vandalism is ever rejected, as evidenced by a brief look through the recent history, and the audits are an utter joke. For egregious cases of robo-reviewing, see my question here. $\endgroup$ – user61527 Jul 16 '14 at 23:50
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    $\begingroup$ Relay, Ted!. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 16 '14 at 23:59
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    $\begingroup$ There should be a review queue for approved suggested edits, to review the approvals. $\endgroup$ – user147263 Jul 17 '14 at 0:30
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    $\begingroup$ @This There should also be a review queue for robo-deletions by the Community user. $\endgroup$ – Bill Dubuque Jul 17 '14 at 0:42
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    $\begingroup$ @Thisismuchhealthier. Then who will watch the watcher-watchers? :) $\endgroup$ – user61527 Jul 17 '14 at 0:44
  • $\begingroup$ What if we kill the review related badges? Or, failing that, give two points towards a badge for rejecting an edit. $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Jul 17 '14 at 6:40
  • $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen The first is a good idea (not new, but good). The second would possibly transform robo-approvers into robo-rejecters, which isn't utterly desirable either. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Jul 17 '14 at 11:48
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    $\begingroup$ Ok, @Daniel. The suggestion needs more work. How about the badge needs a minimum number of both rejections and nods? Lose a point for being in a minority. $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Jul 17 '14 at 15:32
  • $\begingroup$ @Jyrki But what if suddenly all suggested edits are good? I still prefer just getting rid of the bloody review-badges. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Jul 17 '14 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ LOL. Mission f%&$¤#% accomplished! $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Jul 17 '14 at 15:40
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The review of the edit in question (suggested by Blind Schleiche) is found here.

What I believe happened in this case, however, was a race condition--nothing malicious. Notice that the OP edited their post at time 23:42:21, and the edit was approved at 23:43:41. I think that, just after Blind Schleiche opened the "edit" page and started editing the post, the OP edited their question. Blind Schleiche then submitted their re-tagging suggestions. Since Blind Schleiche submitted second, their edit would overwrite the OP's edit.

I am led to believe this because Blind Schleiche's edit essentially rolls back the OP's edit from V2 to V1 (with regards to content), but simply adds tags.

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  • $\begingroup$ Isn't the SE system supposed to notify of new edits? I usually get a notification along the lines of "This question has already been edited"... $\endgroup$ – AlexR Jul 17 '14 at 9:38

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