Over the last few days a user (G-Man) is rejecting some of my edits. Obviously, I have nothing against him (you can’t always agree with everyone) and I only wish to understand why and move on.
First of allow me to say that I love improving content, whatever that is. Which is one of the reasons I really enjoy editing posts and answers. I like to believe am doing what’s best for the posts and for the people reading them.
Moving on to the actual suggested edits. Here are 3 examples:
The first one is what I consider to be the cleanest and most straight-forward edit I can possibly think of. G-Man obviously disagrees, but since his standard comment doesn’t apply to this edit (at least I think it doesn’t), I’m left wondering.
Another example is this. Here, the truth is, I could have done better, but still I look at it as an improvement over the original post. In this situation he rejected it, but, went on correcting it, to what he thought was suitable. I agree with his changes, but I also think that having both of them would have been better. Maybe am wrong, I don’t know.
The third and last example is this. It’s another basic edit that I considered to be fine. I added a few newlines, syntax highlighting and corrected a spelling mistake. Like I said in my comment, minor improvements. In this case I think he considers the edit to be superfluous. I’m not going to argue that it’s not, that’s for the reader to decide, but my ocd (metaphorically speaking) wouldn’t let me press “No Action Needed”. I also consider syntax highlighting a pretty compelling reason to edit a post, but, to be fair, in this case it doesn’t improve readability all that match, if at all, since it’s just one plain color.
This post doesn’t refer to G-Man alone. He just happens to be the example that I have.
If am over-analyzing this, please let me know.
If I am offending G-Man in any way, that’s NOT my intention, as am only here to learn. He has accepted a couple of my edits and also rejected some others that I considered to be fair and actually helped me understand the system better.
Am only posting this because it’s becoming a habit and I want to sort this out now rather than later. After all the system predicts that, which is why it requires 2 people to agree/disagree for an edit to get published or not.
My question: What’s the course of action when you think someone is being unjust?
In general the way I see it it’s to:
- accept different opinions (or human mistakes, for that matter) and move on
- understand what went wrong so you won't repeat the same mistakes.