22 votes
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Should I reject additions to answers made by other users?

No. If you feel that the post is improved by the edit, then the edit should stay. If I edit a fact into your answer, it means that I agree with everything you've said, I probably don't think I could'...
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15 votes
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Why was my edit removing superfluous meta content rejected?

Sometimes bad edits get approved when they shouldn't. On the other hand, good edits sometimes get rejected when they shouldn't too. The latter is what's happened in this instance. There's nothing ...
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Rejecting an edit because "I don't see this answer sticking around"?

Oof, didn't see this until it's been voted up and I've already been vilified. Sure wish I got a ping about it. Anyway, making this a post so it can have proper replies and voting, not just comment ...
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15 votes
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Rejecting an edit because "I don't see this answer sticking around"?

I'm not going to comment on the post that motivated this question. I didn't even look at it, and it sounds like the edit was accepted eventually, anyway. I'll address the actual issue, instead: Just ...
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13 votes
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Why was my edit rejected if it was useful info?

I believe the reject reason here is inappropriate, as I would've rejected it as "clearly conflicting with author's intent". The edit adds information that is not just supplement to the provided answer,...
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Confused about moderators rejecting edits without author's consent

First, I think we should clear some things up: Moderators Recently an edit was proposed to one of my answers but before I got chance to review it, the edit was rejected by two moderators. Firstly,...
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Is there some way to request peer review on an edit?

You can't suggest reviews anymore now that you've reached 2000 reputation. The system (and the users who voted for your posts) trusts you to have learned how editing works by now, by having your ...
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How long will my edit ban last?

Your edit ban is temporary, and you'll be resume making suggested edits again next week. In the meantime, though, you might want to take some time to ask yourself why your edits were rejects, or you ...
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Why was this edit (that added a tag) rejected?

Yeah this edit makes complete sense, so I've mod-approved it. Perhaps the reviewers thought it was the first use of the tag, given your edit description. Either way, it's approved now.
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Should I mark edits that have some good aspects and some bad aspects as helpful or not?

TLDR: Don't focus on the giving of rep, focus on signalling to the editor whether their action was useful/helpful or not. You are focusing on the wrong thing. Don't focus on the giving of rep (you ...
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I provided Random Seeds to an existing answer, but my edit was rejected. Why?

Perhaps your edit to the answer adds context that the author did not intend to have, or it ruins the spirit of that answer. In this case, I would recommend creating your own answer to the question, ...
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Why are a lot of my edits being rejected?

Going through your history, most of them were rejected because you were changing the language, but also other trivial things that were not required to hit the character limit, or the edits missed out ...
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Review queue "edit" link does not display warning messages

This has been fixed on March 6th, 2019: Starting with the next build, we'll be showing an error message same way as we do on regular question pages:
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5 votes
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Why can I unilaterally reject a suggested edit?

That edit was not rejected; it was approved. You cast a reject vote, after which it was still in limbo. Then two other users cast approve votes, giving it the 2 votes necessary and which resulted in ...
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What is the appropriate action for editing an answer that was rejected by the community?

What is the appropriate action for editing an answer that was rejected by the community? If you have full editing privileges, you can perform the edit (or a better version of the edit!) yourself. But ...
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Rejected edit on an out-of-date answer

Come on now. Editing in out of date disclaimers is about the only tool we have left to mark obsolete information, as a startling portion of the user base would rather simply let old, incorrect ...
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4 votes

What happened to my edit?

I think this is the same issue as in a question on Meta Stack Overflow: When OP clicks [edit] while someone suggested an edit, the suggested edit gets used and the edit rejected. Steps to reproduce:...
4 votes

Do you need the [minecraft] tag for [minecraft-commands] or [minecraft-redstone] tag questions?

Since Robotnik didn't provide a full answer... No, you should not be rejecting these edits. The minecraft tag is useful to these questions because our default tagging scheme is to tag a question ...
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Confused about moderators rejecting edits without author's consent

Editing and reviewing edits has been a thing for a very long time. Anyone can propose edits, and if you have over 2,000 reputation or are a moderator, your edit will be automatically applied for ...
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Is there some way to request peer review on an edit?

Wrigglenite's answer covers the feature request side of things so I'll just address the act of editing itself: Is there some way to request peer review on an edit? You already are!...kinda. Every ...
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Why was this edit rejected?

I was one of those who rejected your edit from the review queue. The main reason is: I don't think most of the answer should've been hidden under spoiler markup / formatting. As per the top-voted ...
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Can I change my edit approval/rejection flag?

No, such an option does not exist. Once you finished reviewing an item, you cannot change your decision. Don't worry, mistakes like this happen; that's one of the reasons two approvals/rejections are ...
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Why was this edit rejected?

One of those rejections was mine. I rejected the edit since - like Unionhawk mentions in the comments - it didn't show up as a spoiler, but as a block quote, and nowhere in the post was mention of a ...
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Why can I unilaterally reject a suggested edit?

You can't unilaterally reject an edit. It was actually approved 2-1 in favor of accepting the edit. The only time you can unilaterally reject an edit is if you use the reject and edit button, then it ...
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3 votes
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Reply to a suggested edit?

The user can see if their edit was rejected or approved, and can see the reasons given by the people who did the reviews. If you have old reviews of your own, you can do this as well, whether or not ...
3 votes

I provided Random Seeds to an existing answer, but my edit was rejected. Why?

nightsurfer's points are certainly true. I also think in this case, your edit made more sense as a comment on the answer rather than an edit. My reason for this is because of what nightsurfer said: ...
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My excerpt edit is not removed in the editing queue

status-bydesign According to Nick Craver on Meta SE: Yep, you could call this a bug, that's certainly valid. However, this value is displayed on every page load and cached for the system overall. It'...
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