36 votes
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I see Britain, I see France, I see Wonder Woman's... satin tights?

It should use the original title containing the word "panties". The question is clearly motivated by the lyrics in the ERB rap -- otherwise why use 25 stars as the cutoff. It should use the ...
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20 votes
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Suggested edit to post without punctuation marks or sentence separation rejected

The consensus in the discussion seems clear in that the suggested edit improved the post, hence it should have not be rejected. One of the reviewers was kind enough to offer their explanation for ...
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15 votes
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Why was this edit to hide a plot spoiler rejected?

The post in question answered the question in the first line: Could it be Flowers for Algernon? So far so good. Anyone interested in stories about intelligent rats has an idea for an interesting ...
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14 votes

Why was my suggested edit to this Enterprise question rejected?

I speak only for myself; two other people reviewed this post (one accepted and one other rejected), but this is my thought process. I rejected because I was on the fence, and erred on the side of the ...
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14 votes
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Adding source link to [story-identification] answers: not a good edit?

I would not have rejected these. They're useful edits that add appropriate information to the answers in question.
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Why can't I use the word "mudblood"?

Even though it is a made up word, it does not follow the Be Nice policy. This policy also applies to public figures. In specific I think this hits the nail on the head: Don't be a jerk. These are ...
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Why would "I searched everywhere but couldn't find the answer" be kept in a question?

The downvote tooltip states: This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful The edit in question was removing: I've searched both google and the site but looks ...
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9 votes
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How do we deal with massive author retag?

EDIT: I've just completed the retagging of questions about Sanderson and his works. In future, please use the brandon-sanderson tag only for questions about the author, and individual work tags, along ...
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8 votes
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Suggested edit comment wording issues

I would have rejected it outright. The comment is insulting and the edit radically changes the meaning of the original post without adding any discernible value. The editor is attempting to exchange ...
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7 votes
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Rejection of story-identification edit that adds references demonstrating the correctness of the answer

If you look again, you'll see that the edit was approved. Approved 8 mins ago: ash_k29 reviewed this 8 mins ago: Approve jono reviewed this 40 mins ago: Approve Shevliaskovic reviewed this 1 ...
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Suggested edits by users probably trying to edit their own post from a new account

Regardless of who the user is, if the suggested edit changes anything about the original intentions of the poster, I reject it. If the edits are things like spelling, grammar, or formatting, I'd let ...
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Rejection of story-identification edit that adds references demonstrating the correctness of the answer

I would have rejected this, had I been around. I was gone for over 8 hours, though. I hope no one declared me as having abandoned the site. Yes, all questions and answers are CC licensed. You are ...
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Suggested edit comment wording issues

Yeah, that's inappropriate on the user's part. I would remove the insulting comment and, given that the other edits are indeed an improvement, go ahead and send them through. Would this be "Improve ...
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6 votes
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Tag wikis from Wikipedia

Why was this accepted? Because not everybody Googles the text of suggested tag wiki edits before hitting the “Approve” button. That doesn’t make it okay; it just means that those reviewers didn’t do ...
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6 votes
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Is it a bug when pending edits by myself appear near the review button?

No this is a known caching issue and status-bydesign. Quoting Shog's answer: Caching. And some complicated eligibility rules. Most of the time, the top bar will indicate what's still TO DO ...
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Why was my edit to this answer rejected?

As one of the "Reject" votes, I can give you my perspective, but bear in mind I speak only for myself. Basically, if the edit had consisted solely of the attribution edits, I would have ...
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My edit was refused but why?

The edit rejection reasons were pretty strange, I'll give you that. The reviewers were right to reject, and your edit should have been rejected for the following reason: This edit deviates from the ...
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5 votes
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Suggested edit to explicitly address a naming discrepancy. Why was it rejected?

The starting point for any such discussion is always the community rules and guidelines; everything else comes second, and it must not contradict these written rules. According to our own SFF help ...
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Why was this edit to hide a plot spoiler rejected?

TL;DR, its a story ID answer and it makes no sense to use spoiler markup The relevant part of that all encompassing reason is: This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, ...
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Why was this edit rejected?

While I am not one who participated in the voting that ultimately rejected this comment, I agree with the rationale given: This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no ...
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4 votes
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Editing proposed changes

The general rule of thumb is that an edit should improve the post in some fashion, either by clarifying the answer, adding additional relevant information or improving the readability. For example, ...
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My edit was refused but why?

Why was the edit rejected? This edit was rejected by two reviewers for the following reason; Chenmunka (Reject): This edit defaces the post in order to promote a product or service, or is ...
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Suggested edit to explicitly address a naming discrepancy. Why was it rejected?

While I did not reject the edit, and I probably would have skipped it had I seen it in the review queue, there is a potential argument to be made for rejecting it. Edits are usually meant to clarify ...
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