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Rejected into a tiny edit

Like Clayton (in comments) I don't see any problems with the proposed edit, and I think it should have been accepted. Usually when reviewing proposed edits it takes two reviewers with the same vote ...
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Someone edited my answer. Now it is wrong.

You can reject the edit, as the author, or it rollback. You can leave a comment explaining why you've undid the edit, and if the problem persists (i.e. edits get reapproved), flag the post for ...
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Was this edit acceptable?

The idea behind rejecting an edit as it "[d]isguises the author's non-fluency in English" is others could take the fact that the poster is not fluent in English into account in their interactions. For ...
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Deleting 'thanks for help' from posts

The general policy is that edits, especially suggested edits, should be somewhat complete. For "thanks" specifically here is an old post Is it Discouraged to Write 'Thanks' at the ...
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Why was my suggested edit rejected despite correcting a calculation error?

Your edit was perfectly fine and should have been accepted. Sometimes reviewers simply make mistakes, especially when understanding the reason for the edit involves some nontrivial mathematics. You ...
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Answer is wrong, suggested edit is right

It depends. Accept when: The mistake is likely due to a typo or some other obviously inadvertent error and is corrected by the edit. In all other cases, e.g.: The wrong (version of a) definition ...
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Someone edited my answer. Now it is wrong.

Many thanks to @azimut for notifying me of this discussion, and apologies for the inconvenience. I wrongly assumed that the proof contained a simple typo, and I suggested an edit believing that this ...
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Isn't changing $\sum_x^y ...$ to $\displaystyle \sum_x^y ...$, 8 times, an improvement on an answer?

No. $\displaystyle\sum_{x}^{y}$ is not an improvement over $\sum_{x}^{y}$. Display style mathematics should be used in displays, and in a diminishingly small number of other circumstances. Display ...
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Disciplinary action for nasty behaviour

As it stands, having merely rejected the edit and given a custom reason won't draw the moderator's attention. For that, the appropriate course of action would be to flag the post to which the edit was ...
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Why we need more than one review to accept an edit?

An experience I recently had might answer this. I was so misled by a question title that I went ahead and spent half an hour writing an answer to the wrong thing, which I then had to discard. So I ...
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How to make or suggest good edits

When Editing Consider the age of the post. Whenever a post is edited, it is bumped to the top of the Active Questions list on the front page. This crowds out other posts which are also deserving of ...
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Users making edits by putting displaystyle or other inappropriate scaling in the title

As long as you have the energy to do so, please continue to correct such edits/titles. Unless you have reason not to, assume the editors are well-meaning and just don't know that ...
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Many of my recent edits have been rejected. Any particular reason or just a coincidence?

This is a comment, not a answer, but is too long to fit into the comment box. Like you, I am mostly active on other sites. When I was busy as an edit reviewer on SO, I was fairly strict: "approved ...
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Edits Take Place Immediately for Verified Users

First, as a moderator I would not be too happy about vetting such applications. Beyond just the added workload, there will be clearly good cases like yours, but then there will be other cases. ...
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Suggestion to improve the quality of questions.

Something in this spirit is being tested on SO — it's called «question triage». If the experiment is successful, maybe we can ask to turn it on Math.SE too.
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Suggestion to improve the quality of questions.

I have pondered an idea for some time now on a way to get a new user to write a better question. The triage idea is okay but do new users even know their questions are being evaluated? If they don't, ...
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Does a poor edit summary reduce chances of acceptance?

I guess it was I that enticed this question, by a comment on your earlier question, so maybe let me clarify what I meant. Here is what I do, when I review an edit: I focus on the edit, with ...
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Unreasonable rejected edit suggestion?

The edit goes too far for an edit. You could have proposed the inclusion in a comment. If the author of the answer does not want it in their post, you could then write your own answer. Note that if ...
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Abuse "Reject-and-Edit" to reject singlehandedly

First, I agree with the previous answer concerning this issue. From the number of up-votes it gets and the fact that those posts are still recent, you can assume that the answers reflect how the ...
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Why were my suggested edits rejected? Posters failed to transcribe book's question accurately. Omitted book version, exercise, page numbers

I think several of your edits were useful and should have been approved. I think edits that add more information about the source of the problem are useful -- especially the edits of yours that added ...
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What is the reason for this change of reputation? Reputation tab says "-2" and "removed".

You had gotten +2 yesterday for an accepted suggested edit on "Is the following a valid proof that shows a limit does not exist?" This post you had edited, then got deleted for some reason. As a ...
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Is my workaround for the minimum character limit okay?

Yes, it's fine to suggest edits to a post's author via comments - the purpose of comments is to improve answers and this behavior falls within that purpose. The minimum character limit is mostly a ...
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Edit rejection -- "too minor"?

Making a sufficiently large number of trivial edits on old posts is considered abuse of the system, and is grounds for a warning or suspension if the behavior continues. However, the difficulty lies ...
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Why was my suggested edit rejected?

The reason your current edit was rejected is very likely the fact that you deleted the first paragraph, as explained by several others. The reason why this specific reason was chosen is a bit less ...
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Abuse "Reject-and-Edit" to reject singlehandedly

The answer by Arctic Char makes some good points, but let me add two things. Moderators can and do act on irregular or otherwise poor reviewing. Indeed, for this type of problem it is relatively ...
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Edit overridden by high-rep user

The situation is this: a user reviewed your edit and decided to pick "Reject and Edit" (another user had approved your edit). While I think your edit was not perfectly complete, I feel to "reject ...
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Why don't I get reputation points for edits anymore?

It is possible to earn at most 1000 reputation points through suggested edits. See: Why is there a limit on edit reputation reward? "Can I earn reputation?" section in: How do suggested edits work? ...
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