# Approving and improving edit suggestions

How come when I click "Improve" on an edit suggestion the approval is passed on to the Community user?

• Technically, you didn't quite approve it since you had to do other stuff to the post before committing an edit... but I'd like to here what the powers-that-be were thinking when they implemented this. – J. M. is a poor mathematician Sep 1 '11 at 11:53
• Hold'on, if you actually typed something to improve it, I thought the system would make the edit yours? – Willie Wong Sep 1 '11 at 13:30
• @Willie, the last edit is mine. However the suggested edit gets approved automatically by Community. – Asaf Karagila Sep 1 '11 at 13:38
• Sorry, do you mean that the edit is approved by community, or do you mean that the edit is shown as being done by community? – Willie Wong Sep 1 '11 at 13:55
• Approved by. It shows as suggested by the user suggesting it. Then an additional edit by me. – Asaf Karagila Sep 1 '11 at 14:08
• @Willie: I think Asaf has this deleted question in mind. Jodles and Asaf edited simultaneously on 11:39:46. While the page of the suggested edit doesn't exist anymore, you can see on the suggested edit stats that Jodles's edit was approved by the community user. – t.b. Sep 1 '11 at 14:48
• @Theo: Thanks, Detective. :-) – Asaf Karagila Sep 1 '11 at 15:28
• I like @J.M.'s interpretation: you didn't quite approve it. But I assume that if no-one approves or rejects the edit, the edit will stay in the queue. – Willie Wong Sep 1 '11 at 16:18
• Please, add suggested-edits to the question; ironically, suggestions are disabled here. – Incnis Mrsi Dec 8 '14 at 18:50

• I see. Thanks. In this case you may heavily want to consider MathJax in the suggestion review page. Most of the $\LaTeX$ suggestions get automatically approved and only then reviewed. – Asaf Karagila Sep 1 '11 at 17:38