Sometimes when I go to review suggested edits I get an edit that is legitimate if true, but I don't know if it's true or not, as it addresses a game or a platform I haven't played. For example:

  • When an answer says that the solution is in some menu and the edit writes how to open that menu.

  • If the edit adds updated information (since update 1.4 this feature was added to the game)

  • Fixing/adding information (change of "the drop rate is 15%" to "the drop rate is 14%")

Should I approve those edits assuming they are true, or should I skip them and let someone who has the necessary knowledge/experience to review them?

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    Can you? Yes. Should you? No.
    – Frank
    Jan 21, 2013 at 21:39

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No, you should not. Skip them and let somebody with a clue decide if the addition makes sense or not.

I skip many such edit suggestions myself.

  • This is pretty much exactly how I handle review/SE. Jan 21, 2013 at 15:05
  • Or: do some research, find out whether they're true or not, then approve/reject as appropriate. Apr 13, 2016 at 18:09

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