When I get bored at school literally all I have is coming here and editing questions (hehe), but usually there aren't 3K+ rep users on the review queue when I'm on, and so I'm limited to 5 edits to suggest at once. Why limit the amount of edits I can suggest?

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    To keep the queue from getting cluttered and to stop people spamming bad edits? Not saying yours were bad but some peoples are, reach 2k and all that goes away :) Don't forget, we are all volunteers and have whole lives to fit in around Ask Ubuntu.
    – Mark Kirby
    Sep 14, 2016 at 14:28
  • There you go, I reviewed all your edits, should not take long for a second user to stop by the queue.
    – Mark Kirby
    Sep 14, 2016 at 14:31
  • Here is the official explanations meta.stackexchange.com/questions/210416/…
    – Mark Kirby
    Sep 14, 2016 at 14:36

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Because moderators and 2K+ users have enough to deal with already.

It's not a good feeling coming on to the site and then seeing 70 or so edits in the queue that all need to have both versions read, evaluated, managed, and acted upon. Such a queue can potentially take hours to sort through if there was no sanity limits. Also, because of the double-review feature (it takes two 2k+ users to approve an edit), it could take even longer to go through the queues. Not to mention the fact that we can only review 20 suggested edits a day.

Additionally, edit queues also bring trouble posts to our attention. We get a chance to review the post itself to notice trends with users. We can see trouble users on both sides of the queue. We can see if tags are being used or misused. We can then act on all of these problems accordingly.

Additionally, users get +2 reputation for editing posts under the 2000 rep mark. This limitation allows us to throttle users attempting to grab a lot of rep very quickly, especially with insignificant edits. If this limit weren't in place, someone could theoretically write a spell-check bot and spam the review queue and potentially reach 2k in one day (that is, if the reviewers are feeling nice).

We focus on quality over quantity. If we allow users to make 150 pointless edits in a period of 15 minutes, the queue would be already more annoying and harder to work with than it already is.


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