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Assuming that the suggested edit is good enough that you would consider accepting it, based on its own merits, and ignoring the comment, here’s a possible approach: The first time you see something like this: Accept the edit (or improve it). Leave a comment for the editor asking him to write better comments.  (You can @-ping people who have (successfully) ...


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I have been reviewing the user's edits and, for the vast majority, they are actually quite helpful. Yes, they are more geared towards grammar and formatting, but overall, edits of this type do lift the quality of the site and they should be welcomed. I have rejected a small proportion of them where the edits themselves may have been correct (grammatically, ...


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I agree that it's likely a low rep user, attempting to gain rep, which is fine. I would put this to you, is the edit worthwhile enough that it makes the Q or A better than it was before? If so then approve it, otherwise I'd reject it. IMO these are worthwhile edits, so I'd approve them as well, if that helps.


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I have to agree with derobert. I don't see a single valid edit in your profile. In fact, I have rolled back the two that were approved. Let's look at your edits: https://unix.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/95906 Here, you completely change the meaning of the post. Let's have a look at your changes: An operating system is a combination of a ...


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Your edit was indeed helpful. Your changes were absolutely improving the answer and, as you said, it wouldn't even run without the missing quote. Most importantly, you fixed the (( failed )) || return which had to be (( failed )) && return for the script to work. When looking over your edit, I was confused by your change of if ! "$*" then ...


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Tags help display questions to the right people. They don't mainly function to describe a question. Tags are mainly additive, not subtractive. People follow tags to hear about new questions in those tags. Its possible to ignore tags as well, but that's only kali-linux ;-). So for the most part, adding a tag adds audience; removing a tag removes audience. ...


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Looking at your profile, it seems you've made edit suggestions on What makes a distribution GNU and are there Linux distributions, that are not GNU? mainly changing "operating system" to "system distribution". In edit 95955, you spelled distribution wrong (as "diatribution", probably a typo). I don't think you can complain about that one being rejected. Not ...


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Thank you for improving Unix Stack Exchange! Your edit suggestion was indeed best as an edit to the existing answer. It's a minor increment to the existing answer, so it's best added to that answer rather than posting another answer that would have to repeat most of the material in the existing answer. A comment would not have been right: comments are for ...


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I agree with your reluctance around this. Given no examples in the answer used that switch, adding it seems superfluous and I would've rejected it with this reason: clearly conflicts with author's intent This reason is usually my go to when someone takes a little bit too much liberties in expanding an answer for really no obvious reason. IMO this is ...


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As with most odd cases on Stack Exchange, this is SO's fault. SO has always required two people to approve edits; everywhere else required one. They continued to have problems with terrible edits getting accepted, so in October SO's requirements were increased so three votes are needed, and at the same time all the other sites on the network, including us, ...


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Before suggested edits were revamped last year, there was a rejection reason for this case. It read: too minor - This edit is too minor; suggested edits should be substantive improvements addressing multiple issues in the post. Now this is implicit in the "Reject and Edit" option, which implies that there was more wrong with the post that the editor ...


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Look at the differences between your suggestion and the improvement: Removed an excessive amount of whitespace before the input/output/commands Made the commands blocks instead of inline formatting, which they should be as they're on their own line. Removed the note from a quote block, as it doesn't really belong in one. This ends up correcting about half ...


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This generally happens because they posted the question on an unregistered account and then later registered one when they realized they would need to follow-up on comments. I have yet to come across a case where somebody makes a fake account with the same name to impersonate another user, so you can probably assume it's the same user and approve it, as long ...


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This was a 'snow shoe' spammer, and they often target very short posts because they think folks are less likely to notice the edits (yes, they're that dumb). I dug into our live DB and fetched the origins of edits rejected for spam / vandalism to that post, and blocked about 50 some networks from doing it in the future. The system normally does this ...


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I have rejected your edit so no harm done. In my opinion, this is not something that happens often enough to merit a feature. Next time, just pop into the main site's chat room and ask someone there to reject your edit. If there's no one around, you can also flag the post with a custom flag and tell us (the mods) what happened. We'll deal with it. Thanks ...


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I don't know exactly who you're talking about (and I have an idea who) but removing those items is perfectly fine, IMO. So what if he get's 2 points in this manner per edit, as soon as he gets to 2K that incentive goes away and if he continues then he's providing a service, which may be viewed as low value, but non the less it's providing the site with "some"...


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Based on the diff in the suggestion, you did change random things: n=0 became n=1, an ((n++)) went missing, as did a skip=0 argument, possibly other things. Changing code in a question is risky because it could inadvertently confuse others trying to post an answer or the asker trying to understand answers based on the modified code. The asker wants to see ...


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This is just my perspective on it; I don't know exactly how the SE code calculates the changes (apart from having just learned that the differences are calculated after applying Markdown). According to the Meta SE post How do suggested edits work?, in the section Is there a minimum change threshold for a suggested edit?: all suggested edits that modify ...


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I think your reaction is both disproportionate (it certainly doesn't warrant the sort of emotive language you used: it's the Internet, it's not personal), and misguided. The user (whoever they are) deserves the reputation for their contribution. In all communities, there are a wide range of roles where people can volunteer their time, commensurate with ...


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You can see them on your activity page: https://unix.stackexchange.com/review-beta/suggested-edits/3947 https://unix.stackexchange.com/review-beta/suggested-edits/3960 https://unix.stackexchange.com/review-beta/suggested-edits/3959 https://unix.stackexchange.com/review-beta/suggested-edits/3997 https://unix.stackexchange.com/review-beta/suggested-edits/3996 ...


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Wow, that's been going on forever. Supposedly users are banned at the IP level if their edits are rejected too much. I can't tell if these were all submitted by the same IP or not, and there's no way to manually ban them anyway, so I tried locking the post for a week to see what happens. I'll try to keep an eye out to see if it starts happening on another ...


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As one of the rejecters: yes, it would have been appropriate to post a new answer with your rationale for the changes. Introducing that much new information without the original author's involvement (through commenting) would have changed their intent, as per our editing guidelines.


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I don’t know it this is an abuse of the causes harm option but I sometimes treat it as a general purpose method for providing custom feedback to the editor – so that they learn something from the experience and they’re not getting frustrated by trying to figure out what the real reason their edit was rejected if one of the canned options isn’t particularly ...


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The Stack Overflow (site, not company) policy on this is to reject any edits which change the content, and not form, of the answer. I call this dumb. (I've had this debate there.) We are not here to protect the sanctity of post ownership. We are here to maintain a pool of quality knowledge. And Stack Exchange does note when a post a has been edited, and ...


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Reviewers of suggested edits can choose between four possibilities: Approve (takes effect if 2 reviewers choose this option) Reject (takes effect if 2 reviewers choose this option) Skip Edit, which opens the editor on the message. When the reviewer submits his edit, it becomes the new revision of the message. There is an additional checkbox “suggested edit ...


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Very lazy answer, copying & pasting from Unix & Linux chat: Kevdog777 @slm, hey. I have just asked a question why my edit suggestion was rejected after it was approved, rejected and edited all at once. meta.unix.stackexchange.com/… Really confusing derobert @Kevdog777 well, the simple answer is Anthon unchecked the 'suggested edit was ...


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There is a protection in place that silently rejects suggested edits that completely rewrite a post. However it only triggers on posts that are sufficiently long, because the detection of “completely rewriting” is unreliable on posts that are too short to begin with. I don't remember the exact threshold value. I've edited I want to use a bluetooth keyboard ...


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When I tag, I do it in the context of the question, which is exactly what the help center tells us: A tag is a word or phrase that describes the topic of the question. Tags are a means of connecting experts with questions they will be able to answer by sorting questions into specific, well-defined categories. The user used awk as an attempt to accomplish ...


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It is a feature. The point of locking a post is to keep it from being developed by the community (edits, answers, anything) until the author fixes whatever rules it violates. It sucks when there is something uncontroversially wrong (grammar, spelling, broken link, etc), but the pros outweigh the cons.


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You edited a question that was then deleted. So, while your edit was approved and you got your +2, you can't see the post in your profile because the question is no longer visible to you.


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