# Why I'm not editing posts?

I know that I don't have 2k of reputation but since a long time ago (I don't remember when) I was able to suggest edition for the questions, just using the edit link below it. After this, a message saying that my suggestion would be reviewed appears. OK.

But today I'm not able to edit any question anymore.

The edit link is off and a label saying that my user profile has not privileges to edit posts appears.

Why?

edit: here is a screenshot showing the off link and the label.

• Is this the case for all of your SE accounts, or just some? – robjohn Feb 7 '13 at 1:10
• @robjohn, just this one. – Sigur Feb 7 '13 at 1:11
• Perhaps this happened: "If a user (anonymous or registered) submits many rejected edits they will be automatically banned from suggesting edits for 7 days." Edit: Although it doesn't look like a lot of your recent suggested edits were rejected, so that may not be the reason. – Rahul Feb 7 '13 at 2:20
• The suggested edit queue is usually empty, so that is probably not the explanation, either. – robjohn Feb 7 '13 at 2:34
• Looking into the specifics of this answer, here is the answer that Shog9 showed to me. Since you do not have have 16 rejections in the last 7 days, this is not the reason. – robjohn Feb 7 '13 at 3:04
• @robjohn It is (rejects - (approvals / 3)) > 5 according to the comment given there. So in the worst case scenario, 6 rejects would suffice. – Martin Sleziak Feb 7 '13 at 3:43
• I've checked the last 10 of Sigur's suggested edits. I only see 4 of them rejected: 44255, 43835, 43778, 43578. (Although I am not sure what does it mean, when an edit is rejected by the Community user.) – Martin Sleziak Feb 7 '13 at 3:43
• @MartinSleziak: Ah! Correct you are. I misplaced the parentheses when I read it. – robjohn Feb 7 '13 at 3:50
• In the last $7$ days, however, I count $5$ rejections and $6$ acceptances. $5-(6/3)=3\le5$. That doesn't look as if it qualifies. – robjohn Feb 7 '13 at 4:43
• @robjohn And I surely hope that SE software does not count rejections by Community, which merely mean that there was a collision of edits and another user's edit was kept. – user53153 Feb 7 '13 at 5:22
• @5PM, I have been noticed many times this kind of problem. I type a lot of corrections and when I submit it I got a message that other user did it first. So I lost my edits. – Sigur Feb 7 '13 at 11:55
• Another possibility: the OP might be at some meta site. – Parth Kohli Feb 7 '13 at 17:58
• @Sigur: just to be sure, is this on main that you cannot make suggested edits? – robjohn Feb 7 '13 at 18:41
• @Novice: yes, I just found out that suggested edits are disabled on meta. – robjohn Feb 7 '13 at 18:45
• So, the problem is related to the fact that my suggested edits was overwritten by other users edits, that is it? They were not rejected? – Sigur Feb 8 '13 at 21:44

• Does it matter that 4 of 6 rejections were by Community, which are likely to be edit conflicts rather than unhelpful edits? – user53153 Feb 8 '13 at 21:54
• @Shog9: I count 5 rejections and 6 approvals in 7 days for Sigur: $(5-(6/3))=3<5$. What am I doing wrong? – robjohn Feb 8 '13 at 22:43