I recently submitted 4 (no, actually 3) edit suggestions on Ask Ubuntu, but I spotted out a strange behaviour:

A lot of my edits, when I submitted to Ask Ubuntu, at first showed up in the counter in the suggested edits in https://askubuntu.com/review, but after the first reviewer approved my suggested edit, the counter goes back to 0 for 5 to 30 minutes before the counter goes back to 1.

I thought this was normal behavior in Ask Ubuntu at first as I encountered this every time before I post this, but today it gets my nerves up too much that I posted this issue here.

I just submitted 6 (I think) suggested edits to Ask Ubuntu, where 3 of them are approved by users who posted their questions. After a while (around 30 to 40 minutes later), I just got interested in seeing the number of pending suggested edits, and I got alarmed: 0 appeared in the page.

Suggested Edit Behaviour

I have never seen this issue before. Yes, one of my pending edit got approved my a reviewer, I understand that it might not show up in the counter of suggested edits, but how about the other 2? I see no reviewer approving or rejecting my suggested edits, and the counter of pending suggested edits still shows 0.

I want to know what happened, as it affects the edit suggestions efficiency a lot, and I do not hope this issue will affect other users submitting and reviewing the suugested edits.

Edit: I just checked again, my proposed edits are proposed more than 27 minutes already, no reviewers handle my edit suggestions, and the counter for pending suggested edits still shows 0.

Edit 2: Updates again. The counter for pending suggested edits still shows 0, but 2 of my suggested edits have activities now. However, 1 of them still do not have any activities. I suppose some reviewer opened my suggested edit and go AFK.

Edit 3: Incognito mode screenshot here. I got another pending edit, where I did not login, but the counter shows 1.

Incognito mode

The point is, Last time when I got to the review page, both of logged in one and incognito one shows a counter of 0. I believe that the counter will show the same for everyone.

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    As the other answer says, items you cannot review are not shown to you and since you can't review your own edits, the counter doesn't reflect them. I could see all three just fine and have dealt with them.
    – terdon
    Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 14:38
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    @terdon Although... I don't really understand the explanation. Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 16:53
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    But in the past I can actually see the counter goes 1 or more - that is the point I want to say. I have even seen it goes up to 3. Then why would this actually happen? Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 23:14

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Open the reviews page in Incognito Mode, so you're logged out, and you'll see it. The review count won't reflect anything you submitted.

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