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Questions tagged [suggested-edits]

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What should I do about edit suggestions being rejected?

One of the members who has a higher reputation than me rejects my edits on the wrong basis. I know that on this site, we write Ubuntu and not ubuntu. Even when I write ubuntu, other members correct it....
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What to do with “half-hearted” edit suggestions?

I noticed there are many edit suggestions which fix a handful of issues with the post, e.g. some typos & capitalisations, spelling & grammar issues, line breaks etc., but leaves out many more. ...
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Improved edits by Community♦ bot

I was going through Suggested Edits and noticed Community♦ had reviewed the edit suggestion. The bot has done a number of edits. Community has approved 21419 edit suggestions and rejected 4859 ...
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Suggested edits queue “Reject and Edit” reason

How come I can't give a reason when I select "Reject and Edit"? I want to give a reason to the user to help them improve. Usually I end up selecting "Reject", going to the post link and separately ...
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Does this sound a bit condescending?

I discovered this old answer thanks to an edit suggestion which may look somewhat unnecessary. The suggestion was to remove the following phrase from the answer and read a basic bash programming ...
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Is it okay to rename questions when the title doesn't reflect what OP really wants to know?

I'm asking about the question How to delete the files of administrator by using guest session. According to my answer there and to the discussion under the other answer, I assume the problem is solved....
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Why was this small but important edit rejected?

https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/777606 The answer contains three incorrect paths, based on my understanding and limited experience and on another's comment. I'm not sure how extensive ...
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What to do with <!— language: bash --> edits?

Recently in the edit queue, there have been edits that only add <!-- language: bash --> to the post. These edits are made by the same user. And often 5-10 at a time. Is the color highlighting ...
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What to do with tag-only edits?

Here's the suggested edit in question. The OP was asking about security on a shared WiFi connecton. They had it tagged as 16.04, firefox, and security. An edit came up that only changed the tag 16....
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I know “This suggested edit to your post has already been handled” — I handled it!

I rejected this edit suggestion on one of my own posts. But when I view it, it tells me: This suggested edit to your post has already been handled and your action is no longer required. Although ...
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Receiving unwanted Suggested Edits on answers posted years ago

I am receiving "suggested edits" on years-old posted answers. Is there a new effort or policy to clean up posts? Or Is Ask Ubuntu being infiltrated by bots or hackers? My concern is twofold: Am I ...
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The Suggested Edit quota is too low

Recently I have become able to start doing First Post reviews, but while I am doing so, I have to edit a lot of posts that are of low quality. However, when I started my 6th edit, I repeatedly click ...
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Don't say someone who rejected an edit approved it

On this page, it says "approved by Community, David Foerster 20 hours ago". When you follow the link, it takes you to the review page, but David Foerster actually rejected it: Please don't say it ...
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What counts as a “controversial” edit?

In the Suggested Edits stats there is a "controversial" edits section. But after looking at these edits I'm not so sure what is so "controversial" about them and why the system identifies them as such....
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Suggested edit to “What does the double-hyphen do in `lxc exec`”

I'd like to ask for reconsideration on an edit I suggested; based on this meta question, I believe Meta is where such a request belongs. The post in question is an answer to a question I asked, What ...
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Why was this suggested edit adding the software recommendation tag rejected?

Why was this suggested edit adding the software recommendation tag rejected? The reason given for the rejection is: This edit introduces tags that do not help to define the topic of the question. ...
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Can users be banned from suggesting edits?

A user can be banned from asking a question and from answering. A user can also be banned from reviewing. So is there any rule for editing posts? Once they have at least 2k reputation a user can ...
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How many Questions can I edit in a bulk before they are reviewed?

I like to edit question and answers by new users, but I don't have edit privileges. So every time I edit a couple of posts I receive this message: I just want to know How many posts I can edit in a ...
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How can a user with less than 2k reputation be allowed to review suggested edits? [duplicate]

In the review queues page, I can see which users have most recently reviewed each type. To review suggested edits, we need at least 2k reputation but I've seen users who have less than 2k reputation ...
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Edit proposed by anonymous user ?

This edit is in my review queue. Note that it's "proposed by an anonymous user" - what does this mean? I've already read this suggested dupe, and it didn't help me.
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Edit rejected as conflicted with a subsequent edit

As a beginner I usually answer questions very rarely as I think my knowledge not sufficient yet. So I read questions and answers as much as I can and edit questions to correct spelling and formatting ...
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edit suggestions: problem with meaningless comments [duplicate]

I am in a dilemma: There is one user who contributes (very) good edit suggestion but the comments are almost always the same: improved formatting, even if he did a lot more. I do want to get that ...
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Can reviewers review suggested edits more than 20 times?

I thought you aren't able to perform more than 20 reviews of one sort per day. But in https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/stats, it looks like Videonauth has reviewed 21. Is that possible?
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Should single tag edits be approved?

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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Who peer-reviews suggested edits?

Do peer reviews go to just anyone, or do you need a certain amount of reputation to review suggested edits?
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Rejecting edits because they “Failed to correct critical issues with the post”

So I just made it past 2k rep, and I've been reviewing some edits. Once, one of my suggested edits was rejected because it apparently Failed to correct critical issues with the post I found a ...
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Let's agree on some commonly accepted formatting guidelines

As pointed out by Mark, there is a related question here: Style guide for questions and answers Since I went over 2k rep, I liked starting to work on suggested edits and improving formatting in ...
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Why did the “community” user reject my edits?

I was reviewing my suggested edits, and saw that the "community" user rejected three of my edits because they "conflicted with a subsequent edit." What's that supposed to mean? I've had very few ...
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Should I edit posts to improve clarity?

When someone has asked a question using bad grammar or bad formatting, I find it difficult to read. So, the natural response? Clean it up. However, I'm realising that I make these edits fairly ...
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Editor Privilege?

Speaking from experience, waiting for a suggested edit to be approved (before 2000 rep.) can be tiring and annoying. So what I want to know is if you guys think the following is a good idea. For those ...
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User with 1 rep approved edit?

So I just suggested an edit, which got approved by a user with 1 rep. How can he approve a suggested edit with 1 rep, while I cannot with 486 rep?
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What to do about disingenuous edit?

This question has an edit pending review, by the OP, to change the operating system and tag from ElementaryOS to Ubuntu 15.04. I'm assuming the OP has done this so he'll get an answer, despite EOS ...
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Low quality edits are being robo-reviewed on Ask Ubuntu

I had an edit proposed on one of my questions, and since it did not offer much in the way of improvement, I rejected it. It encouraged me to explore the editor's edit history, where I found a mix of ...
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Should I approve these small edits in the review queue?

I was in the suggested-edits queue and noticed a single user making a large amount of small edits. Things like spelling and grammar (one or two word edits) but also bits of code and keyboard key icons ...
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Meta AU says I have one suggested edit to review, but I have none, how come?

Meta AU (even after refreshing the page) says that I have 1 suggested edit to review: However there is no suggested edit to be seen if I click on the 1, and the 1 still does not go away, even after I ...
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Should the OP really approve/reject a suggested edit in one review?

So there was this edit I made, and it got rejected by the OP even though we NEED formatting! So should the OP really be able to reject like that? Maybe needs 2 people?
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Edits that combine answers

Today I came across a few edits that try to combine parts from two different answers into one by editing information from answer two into answer one. This is done by a third party and not the ...
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What if the Community user doesn't make it in time to reject my suggested edit before another user rejects it?

Consider this suggested edit of mine. My edit conflicted with heemayl's concurrent edit, which was applied immediately since he had more than 2000 reputation. So at the time of the review, since my ...
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Harmfull suggested edit got approved

I just re-edited an approved suggested edit, which made my answer wrong. Is there a better way to undo these things? https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/338370
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Harmfull suggested edit got approved [duplicate]

I just re-edited an approved suggested edit, which made my answer wrong. Is there a better way to undo these things? https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/338370
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Reviewing added information - does accuracy matter?

I sometimes get edits to review where the person making the edit has added in some details or sources missing from the original answer (or question, sometimes). But it may be about a subject that I ...
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Why do people edit in (usually pointless) bold and italics to questions?

I'm not pointing about any users, but there are a few I know that like bolding things in questions. Is there a specific reason to do this? Readability is the largest reason I have heard. However, I ...
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Allow 2k+ users to suggest edits

Every now and then, a user is unsure about an edit they make. For the under 2k rep users, this is great. It goes to the review board and is dealt with. However, users above 2k aren't given this ...
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How to suggest an editing only changing one character? [duplicate]

Looking at this post. I think in stead of should be instead of When I try to save, it prompts: Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post? How ...
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Is this screenshot uncool?

I added a wallpaper screenshot to my answer to Architecture - 32-bit handling 64-bit instructions which was intended to illustrate the last sentence of the answer. Now I'm worried that I might have ...
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When I have completed the reviews, I still get the number in the top bar

So today I (unusually) reached the max (20) in the suggested edits queue. As you can see, the orange box refers to the suggested edits queue - confirmed because when I click it goes to the suggested ...
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Way to see how a question actually looks?

In the review for suggested edits queue, there was this post: https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/297636 Now the edit seems fine, but what are all the &nbsp;s doing there? I'm not that ...
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How to tell an editor they are doing something consistently wrong?

Occasionally someone edits a bunch of posts incorrectly in the same way. These edits seem to be made in good faith, but the editor's grammar/syntax/spelling is consistently incorrect. Perhaps this has ...
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Offensive comment as Post edit: A way to escape with Untracked crime

This is first time to see such case on the edits review queue. A 1'rep user wrote an offensive comment as an edit of a different user answer (as it could be a question). Well, I could reject it for ...
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Edit approval window makes no sense

As of today, I am entitled to approving edits. Twice now I have encountered edits that made no sense at all. Specifically, strings are inserted that I don't believe an editor would have put in there ...