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I rarely, if ever, reject an edit as too trivial, although some have caused me to hesitate. I figure that if someone has put in the time to try and improve the readability and clarity of a Q&A, without reducing its quality, then that all contributes to the professional appearance of our site, and inevitably makes it more attractive to visiting and ...


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Editing can be problematic because it increases the visibility of a question. Many such edits made in a short period can cause old questions to swamp the new ones that deserve more timely attention. Most edits also require review and approval. Reviewers, who may be burdened by many other site-maintenance tasks, should not be asked to devote time to ...


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I think a tag wiki with just a bare URL should be rejected so you have my full support on the proposal outlined in your Question. This may sometimes be coming about because new tag wiki writers are trying to write the tag wiki itself where the tag excerpt should go, because it is presented first. Having thus written the Tag Wiki in the excerpt box, all ...


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I believe the rules about minimal edits are better interpreted by those considering whether to make an edit or not in the first place, rather than by those with the power to thwart someone else's attempt to improve things. In the past, i've had so many proposed edits rejected as being too minor -- thankfully, not many on this site -- that it leaves a bad ...


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I thought this was just because you do not yet have the approve tag wiki edits privilege that comes in at a reputation of 5,000. I also wondered whether there might be a tag wiki edit pending. When I look at https://gis.stackexchange.com/tags/error-000666/info with moderator privileges I see: so I could easily create the tag wiki by clicking Create Tag ...


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I agree with @AndreSilva's advice but would add that I give my highest priority, via commenting within the review queue or regular commenting, to letting the poster know that they need to merge their accounts ASAP, using the instructions provided in the Help (search for "merging"): I accidentally created two accounts; how do I merge them? If you have ...


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Lately I've seen a few suggested edits that appear to be the original author of the question attempting to modify the question, but they aren't logged into the original account. In this case, I'd approve the suggestion and would leave a comment to the OP asking to not use different accounts (also suggesting the accounts to be merged). I just got one of ...


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Feature requests like this should probably be made on Meta.SE as we don't have the ability to change how SE works here at GIS SE. That said, you should have a few options already to see the before/after history during a Suggested Edit review. Have a look at this Suggested Edit I recently reviewed. The before is on the left, the after (the edit you are ...


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Although my initial thought below the line may apply to symptoms similar to what you observed, the actual reason is that you recently passed 500 approved edits. You can see at https://gis.stackexchange.com/users/112447/lambertj?tab=activity&sort=suggestions that you have made 530 suggestions with a few being rejected and a number on posts that were ...


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As pointed out by Luke, one will find possible reasons why this happened in the Meta Stack Exchange post: Why is the edit button disabled? Which reason exactly triggered the message I don't know, but could be what Fezter suggested: five suggested-edits pending review (#3).


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I agree with you, but there is one exception: When there is no tag excerpt and no tag wiki (i.e., it is the first edition), the Edit Summary box is not available (see screenshot at the bottom). So, if an excerpt is suggested for the first time, and it follows at least part of the tag excerpt policy, the only place to write a reference is the tag wiki box. ...


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