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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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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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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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reviewing an edit of one of my own answers

Somebody suggested (and obviously bad of course (smily wink) ) change to one of my answers I gave in reply to their question. Should I be the one reviewing this edit? It was that another reviewer ...
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Is there any way to permanently lock an answer?

A particular answer of mine, Coin Betting Problem, is being regularly edited as vandalism. I can only assume this particular question and answer are somehow magnets for spam due to the "betting" word. ...
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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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Why was this suggested edit rejected?

How does this suggested edit “change too much in the original post”? In what way would “the original meaning or intent of the post” be lost? The question as it stands has a few problems: It has a ...
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The suggested-edits flag icon should reflect what my client knows for sure.

The server accepts review submission input and is assumed (known?) to then act in a valid manner, and to communicate to the client in the HTTP response whether everything went right. However, 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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How can the effect of a proposed edit be viewed?

I was sent a proposed edit of a question to check. The editor had done much work writing up several lines of LaTeX code, and it looked good. But I couldn't approve it without checking it carefully; ...
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An unsatisfying editing experience

I was asked to check a proposed edit of a question. I rejected the edit, saying "The original question makes no sense but is at least grammatical. The proposed edit is ungrammatical and still makes no ...
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What to do about repeated bad edits?

I came across a couple of dodgy edits in the review queue, both of which I rejected and both of which ended up being accepted. The two in question are here and here. (Edit: Actually, I only rejected ...
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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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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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What's up with my recent edits?

Yesterday I noticed that I wasn't getting the usual $+2$ rep for suggested edits. This doesn't bother me - I'm aware that there's a limit - but today I got a couple of $+2$s. What gives? I think ...
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feature request : no more than once awarding reputation for editing question

In A problem of forming equal angles in plane geometry I first added the tags "geometry" and "trigonometry" and received 2 points reputation Later I realised it was not "trigonometry" but "geometric-...
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Why edit needs at least 6 characters? [duplicate]

THIS I HAVE TO EDIT. I have to edit as $6-x$ instead of $7-x$. But the SE says at least 6 characters! From where shall I introduce more characters?
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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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Allow an edit reviewer to change a vote to approve to an edit

If a reviewer votes to approve a suggested edit, but the edit has not yet been approved by a second reviewer, the original reviewer should be allowed to change their mind, improving the edit rather ...
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edit vs. approve edit

I find it amusing that as a high rep user I can edit a post without asking for approval, but if I review an edit proposed by somebody else I can't approve it finally. It still needs approval from ...
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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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(only) Suggested edit review items show up in my new toolbar…

Since when do pending suggested edit review item show up in my new toolbar? And is it only for suggested edits?
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Clarification on edit rejection reasons

This is the first time I'm actually "complaining" about something, but I fail to see some logic in the reasons pointed. This is my suggested edit to a question. I've done some linking to sources (...
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Tag edits considered too minor?

A Community Member recently posted on Meta, asking about the appropriateness of editing solely to remove (inappropriate) tags. The response was one of encouragement. However I'm noticing in the ...
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same person modified question using a different user

In this question Possible small mistakes in Springer's *Linear Algebraic Groups* the question was modified by a formally different user (probably the same person with guest login). Since the ...
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Why a question can exist with no tags?

Why a question can exist with no tags? For example https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/613902/revisions.
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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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Improving an edit not substantive enough?

What's the point of being able to improve a suggested edit if you have to make substantial changes in order for the improvement to be considered 'substantive enough'? I was recently reviewing a ...
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Should retaggings suggested when reviewing new posts be accepted?

When reviewing new posts I sometimes encounter questions that are tagged incorrectly, but other than that require only minor corrections or no changes at all. I have made a few suggested edits only ...
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Why does the rollback link require so much reputation?

I understand and agree with a high reputation cutoff for making auto-approved edits, and even that several people have to approve other edits (So Much Approval Required For Edits). However, as a ...
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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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Editing while reviewing First Post: unexpected transition to Suggested Edit reviews

Just now, I was reviewing First Posts. I came upon this post, which had an integral rendered as an image instead of using MathJax. I clicked edit, and there happened to be a suggested edit addressing ...
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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 must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post? [duplicate]

I tried editing a post which was missing a single symbol in an equation and got the message in the title. Since edits are subject to peer review anyway, is it really necessary to go hunting for ways ...
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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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Suggested Edits: Overruling/Questionability of Previous Rejections

I endeavoured to fix two (putative) errors at Induction Proof: Proof of Strict Inequality involving Exponents of 3 in the Denominator. One of them pertained to the difference between "Assume for all $...
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Edit yourself or suggest the OP to edit

I recently came across an edit where a user has significantly changed the content of the answer of another user (whether it was mathematically correct or not does not matter). I rejected the edit as ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Suggested Edits?

I was recently editing a post. However, my edit could not be submitted and the error said It has to be a suggested edit." What does it mean and does it have something to do with reputation? EDIT: ...
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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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Made a grammar edit to “maths” and it got rejected? [closed]

I made an edit to a question where in addition to correction "maths" to "math", I also added math formatting. It was apparently rejected--the reviewer made the same math formatting edits that I made, ...
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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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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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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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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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Cancelling an edit [duplicate]

I just edited a question, but apparently someone else edited and submitted and edit whilst I was doing mine and that was accepted and, in all fairness, it looks better than my edit. Is it possible for ...
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Review: why is there highlight only on suggested edits?

When a suggested edit can be reviewed, we can see this: However, it seems we don't have anything similar of other kinds of reviews, like "First posts" or "Close question". Why this? Can we do the ...
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Blocked out of editing posts

Some times when I'm editing people's posts and go to submit my edit for review, it says this page you've requested is no longer available. When I go back to edit, I'm unable to gain access. I've read ...
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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 ...