This is not the first time but many times I've encountered this problem. There is no 'edit' option below the question as it usually is. Here's the screenshot:

What might be the reason for this?

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    $\begingroup$ From the FAQ on Meta SE, probably the post has a pending suggested edit that has not been reviewed yet (see point no. 4). $\endgroup$
    – user279515
    Commented Jul 31, 2020 at 4:41
  • $\begingroup$ was this during the recent maintenance, when the site was read only? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 31, 2020 at 13:32
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    $\begingroup$ @J.W. Tanner, no it was two days ago. However, the problem is solved now. Thanks for your concern. $\endgroup$
    – SarGe
    Commented Jul 31, 2020 at 14:00

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As @Brahadeesh notes, the question already had a pending suggested edit, which can be seen from the question's timeline:

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You would have been able to see the pending edit if you switch to the responsive mode with the 'full site' link at the bottom of the page.

  • $\begingroup$ -@Glorfindel, but why the edit option is available on full site and not on mobile. I've screenshot of your answer on both modes Mobile and full site $\endgroup$
    – SarGe
    Commented Jul 31, 2020 at 14:14
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    $\begingroup$ @SarGe according to meta.stackexchange.com/q/161023/295232 this is by design. I don't really understand, but the mobile version of the site isn't actively maintained anymore. $\endgroup$
    – Glorfindel
    Commented Jul 31, 2020 at 14:35

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