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Questions tagged [suggested-edits]

Users without full edit privileges can suggest edits to posts and tag wikis

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Minimum suggested edit length

I just edited a question which was missing a couple of {} in its LaTeX markup. The effect was to make it hard to work out what was going on for people (such as, I ...
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Undo edits just suggested

Is there a way to undo an edit that one has suggested before it has been reviewed? I realized that my edit on this answer was wrong.
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Editing to remove a “Thank you” in a post

What should be done when a (for example, brand-new) user has a question which ends with, "Thank you." I ask because in the "edit suggestions" review queue today there was an edit which removed such ...
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Reviewing Suggested Edits

As part of the mod tools, there is a tool to review and approve suggested edits. The "review suggested edits" shows something like below which is not of much help to review and approve the edit. It ...
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Editing now completely blocked while an edit is pending

In tags should be editable despite pending edit to text and vice versa, I noted that it was bad that one was being forced to review edits in order to be able to edit posts with a pending edit; but at ...
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How the user with reputation <100 may get the “Custodian” badge?

Looking at one of the user's profiles, I observed that the user with current reputation 1 has the "Custodian" badge awarded for reviewing Suggested Edits. Now, https://math.stackexchange.com/review ...
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Preview of a proposed edit?

Is there a way, when reviewing a proposed edit, to preview it exactly as the edited text would appear on the site? I maybe wrong but I think that at Tex/LaTeX Stackexchange you have the option to see ...
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Edits that Substantially Extend Answers

I am seeing a great deal of suggested edits that extend non-CW answers in a significant way. I believe they are good faith attempts to "improve" an answer by filling in details, but the resulting ...
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is it rude to skip most edits?

Sometimes the software asks me to approve or reject edits that other users have made. If the edit is obviously spam I'm happy to reject it, or if it's obviously good I'm happy to approve it, but ...
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Not allowed to suggest edits via SE app.

When I tried to edit a post via the SE android app, I got the red error message 'This account is not allowed to suggest edits'. I then tried the desktop website where it did work. Is this a bug in ...
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Approving Suggested Edits

I think we should write some guidelines for approving edit suggestions. Of course that constantly editing posts is a good thing, but we need to be less hasty in approving edits. It can be quite hard ...
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Suggestion to improve the quality of questions.

Recently, a contentious discussion has been taken place in Removed Question vs Reputation around the opening of the question Determine if $\frac{k-1}{k}+ \frac{1}{k(k+1)}= \frac{k}{k+1}$ holds. I ...
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Edit rejection — “too minor”?

I noticed that sometimes a user decides to go on a huge minor edit spree (such as right now, a user edited 10+ posts with rather frivolously, mostly grammar but sometimes even just adding a dash or a ...
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What is the reason for this change of reputation? Reputation tab says “-2” and “removed”.

About an hour ago, my reputation was decreased by 2. I was curious, because I usually do not receive down-votes. However, when I got on my profile page, I was really confused. What does this "removed" ...
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So Much Approval Required For Edits

It seems odd to me that I have sufficient reputation to directly edit another user's post, but if a low reputation user suggests an edit, it takes several approvals before it goes live. What is the ...
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Making edits when rep under 2000

I have noticed that if I make an edit before a 2000+ user, my edit is rejected by the community even though I sent it to que prior to said 2000+ user completing their edit. Why is this? Aren't edits ...
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Account is not allowed to suggest edits

From the morning, I was unable to edit any posts . I got the 'edit' tab freezed on my side. I can't click it anymore. When I bring my cursor to it, it says : " Account is not allowed to suggest edits "...
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Can we reject our own edit? [duplicate]

After editing something, I realized that I had done something incorrectly. There should be a way users can remove or edit their edit suggestions.
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why must edits be at least six characters? [duplicate]

I just attempted to correct a typo in the mathjax of a question. it was merely a case of a slightly misplaced }. which was correctly used in similar expressions throughout the rest of the text. the ...
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Rejected into a tiny edit

I'm still getting used to how stack exchange sites work, so I hope this is the right place to post this (and if it's not, please let me know.) I made a substantial revision to an answer I had read ...
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Users making edits by putting displaystyle or other inappropriate scaling in the title

I have noticed there are a few users who consistently use inappropriate scaling in their post titles and edits they make, and not all of these users are new. I have edited those posts previously, and ...
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Many of my recent edits have been rejected. Any particular reason or just a coincidence?

I am a regular user of physics.SE, and I usually come here because of the HNQ list. Mostly, because I see a question whose title is completely meaningless and says nothing about the actual question. I ...
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Audits: this is getting ridiculous.

I was looking at the suggested edits list. There was this question where I couldn't make sense of the edits that were shown to me. So I click on "improve" to see the question properly, as the ...
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Why was this edit approved?

The old question Show $1 + 2 \sum_{n=1}^N \cos n x = \frac{ \sin (N + 1/2) x }{\sin \frac{x}{2}}$ for $x \neq 0$ (which has an accepted answer) was edited by a low-rep (<10) user in a way that ...
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What to do if a suggested edit is “bad”, but gets accepted?

I have occasionally come across suggested edits which I believe should have been rejected but were accepted (and I have voted to reject them, but was outnumbered - how dare they disagree with me!). ...
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Anyone seen a “honeypot” suggested edit?

According to meta.SO (ref.), a network-wide roll-out of honeypot edits has been implemented. Essentially, some rubbish edits (that appear superficially okay) are added to the suggested edit queue, ...
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Community approved my suggested Edit

Clicking on Community, you'll find: Hi, I'm not really a person. I'm a background process that helps keep this site clean! I do things like Randomly poke old unanswered questions ...
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When a low-rep user suggests many edits to old posts?

Today I have seen that some low-rep. user has been suggesting edits to many posts. Generally, this is a good thing. However many of these posts were old (at least a month old), and often downvoted. ...
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rejecting edits because user were retagging many very old questions

I just rejected about 10 edits from the same user who were just retagging questions from 3 month to 1 year ago. I accepted the first few, then realised it was the same user, giving the same reason for ...
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Poor Edit Summaries in Suggested Edits

I ran across an edit where the comment wasn't even a word. I thought about rejecting it with the message that they should make their edit summary meaningful, but then I couldn't be sure that my ...
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Selective improvement edits

Sometimes, when I review suggested edits, I notice that the editor fixed some minor aspect of the post, while ignoring some other easily fixed problem(s). For example, just now I've seen a suggested ...
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Why we can't see suggested edits rendered in latex before approving? [duplicate]

I've noticed that when viewing suggested edits there is an option to show rendered output but it doesn't actually show what the edit will look like after latex has been compiled. I realize there is ...
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Why are small edits prohibited? [duplicate]

The ban on edits that change only a few characters can be quite annoying in some cases. I don't have a problem with trying to keep trivial spelling corrections and such out of the peer review queue, ...
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Don't throw the baby out with the bath water when rejecting suggested edits.

Several hours ago I suggested eight edits to posts that I thought could use a little bit of improvement. A few hours later I came back to find that all eight of them had been rejected by the same ...
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Flagging Archaeological Edits

The Archaeologist Badge requires one to have edited 100 posts that were inactive for 6 months. Now, I have no objection to people trying for this badge, but it can be slightly frustrating when someone ...
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What to do when my proposed edit is rejected?

In a now deleted comment of this question, the OP said it is a homework from a friend. Then I edited the question to add homework tag, and the edit was rejected. I think this is my own fault for not ...
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Approving and improving edit suggestions

How come when I click "Improve" on an edit suggestion the approval is passed on to the Community user?
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Two Similar Edits, One Rejected by CommunityBot

So I was looking at my activities at Math.SE when I noticed that my edit suggestion for this question was rejected. I decided to take a look into the question again, and found that my edit only had ...
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Withdraw my own edit suggestion [duplicate]

It seems that while editing another person's post (actually improving it by using MathJax), I realized - after having made my suggestion - that I made some "mistakes" (see Edit 2) in the mathematical ...
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Should adding one “mildly relevant” tag be considered a significant edit?

I read a few discussions on meta somewhat related to this question, but I'm still unsure about it. I've noticed that one user has been submitting a large number of edits where he or she simply added ...
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Rating users edit reviews

Today, for the $\text{n}^{\text{th}}$ time, I gave an edit some careful consideration and accepted it only to discover that it had already been rejected. I would quite like to point out to the two ...
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tags should be editable despite pending edit to text and vice versa

When an edit to a question is pending, it's impossible (for users with sufficiently high reputation) to edit it without dealing with the pending edit. I'm not sure I like that behaviour in general, ...
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Why can't you improve tag-wiki edits?

When reviewing post edits you have the option to Improve Edit as well as Reject and Edit. These options are no longer available when a tag-wiki edit shows up in the queue (there have been quite a few ...
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Does one also get reputation for editing questions?

I recently added a link to the question posted on the De Bruijn-Erdos theorem. For some reason I received two reputation, but this doesn't seem to be one of the cases listed in the FAQ reputation ...
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Undeserved reputation.

A few moments I edited a question's body while forgetting to edit the title the first edit got approved and so did the second in which I edited the title. I got reputation for both so, shouldn't a ...
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How we can edit the posts in which the edit we suggest is less than 6 characters? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange allows the edit to be taken place if it is at least 6 characters long but sometimes we come across some posts in which there is error with less than 6 characters edit (it can be the ...
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Reviewing suggested edits: what am I doing wrong?

When I logged in today, I found out that I had a review queue with a suggested edit for me to approve or reject. I'm not sure how to do that. The first edit looked like this: This looks to me like ...
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Today and yesterday I noticed new users who were able to access suggested edit reviews [duplicate]

The first review queue one gets access to is first post and late answers at a rep of 500. How are some new users getting access to these reviews when they aren't global moderators and this is the only ...
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What to do about edit being rejected for invalid reasons?

An edit I suggested this afternoon was rejected and the reasons given make no sense. To give context, the question asks for mathematical discoveries which were kept secret rather than being announced ...
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Raising the reputation for approving edit suggestions

Just now I came across this question: Proving that $\lim\limits_{x\to 0}\frac{f(x)}{g(x)}=L$ implies $\lim\limits_{r\to 0}\frac {\int_R f(ry)h(y)\,dy}{\int_R g(ry)h(y)dy}=L$ If it has not been ...