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I accidentally rejected a suggested edit that should have been approved. What do I do now?

While going through suggested edits I saw one in which it appeared that someone had added random bits of code to someone's question. So I rejected it as a radical change. Then I took a second look, ...
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Users with editing privileges can no longer approve edits

I noticed that a question had been posted with an egregious spelling error in its title. A low-rep user had submitted a proposed edit to correct the spelling error. Had there been no proposed edit in ...
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Can't fix a typo in a question?

I was just reading this answer, and noticed that OP started talking about hens: However, hen you click on an icon in an Office application, Trying to do my civic duty, I edited and entered a 'w' ...
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Is there a sudden large influx of spam suggested edits?

This morning there were six suggested edits waiting in the queue. Three of them were spam: https://serverfault.com/review/suggested-edits/103613 https://serverfault.com/review/suggested-edits/103614 ...
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Suggested edits on duplicate tags

I was asked to review an edit on a tag which has only a single question. Turns out it is a duplicate tag because both regex and regexp exist. Should I approve an edit to create a description on a ...
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Can't reject or approve suggested edit

When I went to look at the review queues I saw this suggested edit where the only option is Skip. Normally the options are ApproveImprove EditReject and EditRejectSkip. But for this particular ...
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Why are review audits so slow?

In the Suggested Edits review queue, I am able to recognize the audits a couple of seconds before I see them, simply due to the fact that it takes about five seconds to load the audit and less than a ...
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Why was this suggested edit rejected?

My suggested edit fixed the spelling of should and then, and also clarified some awkward phrasing. Is there a reason for the rejection?
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Performing "Suggested Edits" with an reputation score below 2k?

I just saw that some users (see first screenshot) can do "Suggested Edits" with an reputation score below 2k, while I seamed to need an reputation score with 2k (see 2nd screenshot). Did I found a bug ...
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At what level should we reject edits?

We don't have many edits, but we have some. My overall impression is that they fall into two categories: Substantial improvements to the item. Fixes language and generally tidies up the question ...
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What to do after approving edit by mistake

I mistakenly clicked Approve on an edit, where I intended to click Improve. Now, even clicking edit on the answer won't let me fix the mistake I had noticed. What should I do?
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Should <2k rep users avoid making small-character edits?

Yesterday I ran across an answer where the author uploaded an image to Stack Exchange's Imgur, but provided a link to it in their answer instead of embedding it. That's a pretty simple markdown ...
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Why was my edit to "Must boot manually after a manual installation of Debian on ZFS root file system" rejected?

I came across Must boot manually after a manual installation of Debian on ZFS root file system on the main site. The OP had not included the specific error messages in the question (they were posted ...
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What do we do when a user edits their own post while not logged in or logged in as a different user?

Triggered by these two suggested edits: https://serverfault.com/suggested-edits/7537 https://serverfault.com/suggested-edits/7538 Do we reject and suggest that the user logs in properly or approve ...
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Why are users limited to X-number of edits?

I've been given access to the Late Answers and First Posts review queues, however it appears as though I am only able to submit edits for up to 5 posts at a time and cannot submit further edits until ...
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Edits shouldn't require a minimum number of characters changed

Just now I submitted an edit to an answer that only needed some extra command-line options. But I couldn't submit it as intended because it only added up to 4 characters changed, and the requirement (...
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Markdown comparison view shows much bigger diff than there actually was

Click image to enlarge. Here, I deleted the last section, because all it was was a broken link. I also made minor edits to the first and second sections. However, the markdown diff shows me making ...
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Should answers offering risky suggestions be edited to warn about the dangers?

I recently submitted a suggested edit to this answer on HP DL380p Fans run 100% as soon as OS Loads but even though it highlights a potential fire risk involved with following the solution given in ...
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Proposed edit makes no sense?

I've got an edit rejected, which is ok, but I'm a bit puzzled by the rejection comment. This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been ...
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Rejected edit and the importance of being nice

https://serverfault.com/review/suggested-edits/52199 Why would this suggested edit be rejected? The original answer seems pretty unfriendly to me. "Being nice is important to us" - Joel Spolsky ...
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Is it 'Minor Edit Week' or something?

I've noticed that this week we're getting a lot of tiny pointless edits to posts (https://serverfault.com/users/100013/jakegould, https://serverfault.com/users/294235/lnux?tab=activity) - how are they ...
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