Title says it all.

I have seen 5+ of these exact edits by the same user, and I'm wondering whether they should be accepted.

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    I reject those as a waste of my time, but other people approve them and my rejection is also wasted.
    – muru
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 11:52
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    I reject in most of the cases. I accept if a tag is blatantly wrong.
    – Pilot6
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 11:55
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    If you're interested, please show some love to this feature request: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/263640/…
    – muru
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 11:59
  • I was getting more than 10 such edits each time I entered Q, After discussing it on chatroom ( here , here ) then I started to skip those.. Well now its posted on meta, i am interested what decision will be made :-) Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 12:01
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    I approve them if they are correct. Agreed, those add little. Every time I feel a bit robbed of my time to review them. Still, if we care about the version tags and they are correctly set, I'm okay with that. Also, I think we already had this discussion a few times.
    – MadMike
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 12:04
  • Okay, how about I create a community wiki answer with everyone's opinions? Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 12:07
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    @AndroidDev You could but I am sure this will get a few good answers, it is a common topic of discussion here. I would give it a day or two and let people who have not answered one of these questions before post there own answers on what they think.
    – Mark Kirby
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 12:29
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    I approve them because I don't see a good reason not to. They're correct. Now I'd rather people avoided them, but I'm perfectly happy with approving them when it's done. Otherwise I'm wasting everyone's time.
    – Tim
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 13:33
  • depends on the edit, really. There is a reason the system doesn't block them.
    – Seth
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 14:06
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    @Seth Can we create a separate queue for tag-only edits? Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 14:07
  • @Seth And possibly lower the rep limit to review them? Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 14:08
  • Why? You used to be able to edit just the tags at 500 rep, but they removed that.
    – Seth
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 14:11
  • @Seth And why did they do that? Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 14:12
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    @Hizqeel No one is trying to tell you what to edit exactly, as you can see it splits opinion here. Some of us are simply suggesting there are better, more important things that people can edit, rather than something so small.
    – Mark Kirby
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 14:22
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    @Hizqeel I did the same thing you did some years ago and lo-and-behold a discussion on meta sprung up exactly like here now. I wasn't aware I kept people busy with my low-hanging-fruit-edits and changed my suggest-edits. However, the system allows minor edits for a reason. Those aren't bad per se. The question here is more about if the system can be better optimized in one sense or another.
    – MadMike
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 14:32

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Should [sip] edits be approved?

You should just "evaluate each edit in isolation. Approve if the edit is good, improve if it can be improved, reject if it's detrimental to the post and reject and edit if you feel that the post needs another kind of work."

If you find that the editor didn't really fixed all issues with a post, then take the actions so it's known to them.

  • Can you please explain the last sentence then take the actions so it's known to them? Do you suggest to accept and improve the edit? Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 14:35
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    I suggest to act as if it was any other edit @A.L. Approve if it's good, reject if it's bad. The results will be known to the editor anyways.
    – Braiam
    Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 20:13

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