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When reviewing suggested edits, if one clicks Approve, another user still has to approve it before it goes live.

However, if one clicks Improve Edit, the edit is instantly applied without needing a 2nd review.

So I ask, why does a normal approve need two reviews?

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    I guess it's because Approve requires the reviewer just a single click and not much thought, whereas Improve Edit requires actually some work and the reviewer has to think about what they do. That way the system probably prevents robo-reviewing. – Byte Commander Mar 27 '17 at 17:40
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    If you improve an edit, you've given it at least two looks :) – Zanna Mar 28 '17 at 6:01
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    @ByteCommander I would say that classifies as an answer... – Fabby Mar 28 '17 at 7:14
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    @Fabby There you have it. – Byte Commander Mar 28 '17 at 7:51
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It's because Approve requires the reviewer just a single click and not much thought, whereas Improve Edit actually requires some work and the reviewer has to think about what they do.

This is one of the ways how the system prevents robo-reviewing.

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    You also get your name stamped on the post. No one wants their name stamped on top of a bad edit. That's almost as bad as making the edit yourself. – Seth Mar 28 '17 at 20:50

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