I had edited an answer, based on my search and experience. Like this one. screenhot-rejected

I am not sure if the peer reviewer understood the question, and then my answer. If these are the reviewers, then this document : Stack* based developrs write more vulnerable code than others ! is very much valid !! ??

Link to the question Link to the review

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    JFC, atleast post a link to the question instead of this horrible screenshot amalgation.
    – Panki
    Jan 16, 2020 at 11:19
  • Consider adding the relevant text as text to your question, or at least crop the screenshots to only cover the relevant bits. I really can't make out much of the text in those screen dumps.
    – Kusalananda Mod
    Jan 16, 2020 at 11:25
  • It is a continuous scrolled images capture. Would you be able to see continuity in the screenshots ? Screenshots are for the reason, if later link is removed !
    – Pramod_PK
    Jan 16, 2020 at 11:26
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    Ideally, I'd want to be able to read the text to understand your issue. I currently can't read it because it's small and fuzzy.
    – Kusalananda Mod
    Jan 16, 2020 at 11:28
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    After the edit to original question, added the links Link to the question Link to the review. Picture is "zoom"able, makes it in the "actual size" and readable.
    – Pramod_PK
    Jan 16, 2020 at 11:29
  • If you see a top comment : < Well, this doesn't tell me what caused the shutdown, only when it was done. Which I already know, see my question. – alex Apr 5 '11 at 6:22 > which was to the Original Answer link which I edited, explains what kind of Peer Review was done
    – Pramod_PK
    Jan 16, 2020 at 11:55

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I vote to reject your edit for two reasons:

  • the first part of your edit doesn’t add any substantive content, it’s a variation on the existing last -x | less command and an example;
  • the second part of your edit is incorrect: the X server error message doesn’t give any clue regarding the reason of the shutdown.

I’m not saying the post you edited can’t be improved; in particular, the link at the end isn’t useful, and should either be expanded upon or removed IMO. However there are other answers to the question which provide similar information.

  • 1. are you sure "edit doesn’t add any substantive content" ? variation on the existing last -x | less command because, existing command does not point to or narrow down what we need to look at. Try it yourself ! 2. Are you saying error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server and later kill and Stopped User Manager does not lead me to clue that X11 is issue ?
    – Pramod_PK
    Jan 17, 2020 at 16:02
  • 1. last -x | less shows you all the information that last -x | head | cat does, and more. 2. Yes, those errors indicate that the X server was shut down, but that happens during normal system shutdown, and wouldn’t cause a system shutdown on its own. You’d need to determine why the X server was shut down, and even then, that wouldn’t explain the system shutdown. Jan 17, 2020 at 16:12
  • 1. As Clearly mentioned "narrow down what we need to look at" Does not it? For me, ` last -x | less` gives huge list .. Where as the one way I mentioned it does tac
    – Pramod_PK
    Jan 17, 2020 at 16:20
  • 2. error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server happens during normal shutdown ???? Are you sure ?? :D
    – Pramod_PK
    Jan 17, 2020 at 16:22
  • Yes, it happens when the X server stops before all its clients; it’s an error produced by an X client when it can no longer contact the X server. That’s a fairly regular occurrence during typical shutdowns. Jan 17, 2020 at 16:27
  • Well , we are not talking about normal shutdowns here ! Question was about crashes. If I know 5 min ago, my Ubuntu crashed. And when reading the logs if I could find only this, and after that there is SIGKILL. .. !! well it tells me. I don't know what other factors made you to reject my edit !
    – Pramod_PK
    Jan 17, 2020 at 16:36
  • After my edit, I wonder, why the original answer which was up-voted 121 times, wasn't moderated !!??? It CLEARLY does not answer the Original Question ! :D See the Original Questioner's comment : Well, this doesn't tell me what caused the shutdown .... .... alex
    – Pramod_PK
    Jan 17, 2020 at 16:38
  • Your edit doesn’t help answer the question either. You’re analysing the logs with tinted glasses: you know there was a crash, so anything which vaguely looks like a crash jumps out at you. But those logs don’t explain the shutdown, they only show that it happened. Jan 17, 2020 at 16:42
  • Well, it was not shutdown, it was XServer crash, looks like shutdown. But kernel was still up. So for user it looks like reboot ! You can call it Tinted Glass, whatever. But error warning are the places where I look at ususally for such scenario :D I wonder Reviewers also with glasses to selectively reject , and then argue on over :D No wonder that report on vulnerable codes is near to it
    – Pramod_PK
    Jan 17, 2020 at 17:02

Even if your edit is correct, if it fundamentally changes the answer it should not be an edit but a new answer.

From the help center on editing (emphasis mine):

Edits are expected to be substantial and to leave the post better than you found it. Common reasons for edits include:

  • To fix grammar and spelling mistakes
  • To clarify the meaning of the post (without changing that meaning)
  • To include additional information only found in comments, so all of the information relevant to the post is contained in one place
  • To correct minor mistakes or add updates as the post ages
  • To add related resources or hyperlinks
  • If it has to be a new answer , rejected reason should have been it should be a new answer, not edit. Not as by the reviewers doesn’t add any substantive content
    – Pramod_PK
    Jan 17, 2020 at 16:09
  • As it says .. add related resources .. My answer does not change the meaning. As the Original Question posted himself commented, the Original Answer in itself, does not answer his question :D See his comment Well, this doesn't tell me what caused the shutdown .... .... alex
    – Pramod_PK
    Jan 17, 2020 at 16:26

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