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Today, I wanted to try an edit a potentially valid question which was asked in incorrect tone (as a rant) and was thus closed.

However, there was no "Edit" tag.

I know this is not a general rule on SE sites - I can edit closed questions on SO. I can also edit non-closed questions on SciFi SE.

Is this some special privilege to edit closed questions that I lack on SciFi due to insufficient rep? Or some SciFi SE specific rule?

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There used to be restrictions around suggesting edits to closed questions, but they have been lifted.

The current restrictions are:

  • You cannot suggest an edit on a post if there is already a pending suggested edit on that post.
  • There are no suggested edits on the meta site.
  • Anonymous users (people who suggest an edit without having an account) must wait until the post is at least 10 minutes old.
  • A user who has had too many suggested edits rejected may be prevented from suggesting edits for a few days.

See the suggested edit FAQ for more information.

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  • The 6-hour limit is for anonymous edits. – Rebecca Chernoff Mar 12 '11 at 7:51
  • @Rebecca: Ooops, thanks for the correction. I still can't find any mention of the restriction on closed questions. – user56 Mar 12 '11 at 14:10
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I just realized that I don't yet have full editing privileges.

According to the FAQ:

1000 rep Edit other people’s posts, vote to approve or reject suggested edits

This must be why I also don't even see the "Edit" link on closed questions.

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  • It is so bizarre seeing this now, since Gilles's edit bumped the post... – Izkata Aug 20 '13 at 2:18
  • @Izkata - why?? – DVK-on-Ahch-To Aug 20 '13 at 11:11
  • I had a "What the frell are you... oh, this is from over two years ago" moment =P – Izkata Aug 20 '13 at 13:54

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