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I just edited a question and saw the message saying “You do not have edit privileges. Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed.”. This, in turn, raises two questions and a comment:

  • It seems to me that it is new, so: Since when does that exist?
  • Does one need to reach a certain reputation to propose peer-reviewed edits?
  • It rocks! Thanks guys for adding this in addition to “normal” edits.
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It is quite new indeed, see the meta Meta:

From the latter, quoting waffles:

As it stands (and this is all subject to change until the feature is formally announced):

Who can suggest an edit?

  • Users with 2k rep can make edits at will without needing to "suggest" them of, course!
  • Registered users can suggest an edit to any post
  • Anonymous users can suggest edits to any post more than 1 day old

Where do suggested edits go?

Suggested edits are held in a peer review queue of a fixed size. If the queue fills up, no more edit suggestions will be allowed until the queue has some empty space.

How do suggested edits get approved?

Our goal is

  1. Have two reviewers look at each edit in the ideal case to ensure quality of edit.
  2. Ensure that many reviewers are participating in the process and all edits are not being approved or rejected by a single reviewer.

Again, this is all subject to change. Wait for the official announcement on the blog.


Edit 7 Feb 2011: et voilà, Suggested Edits and Edit Review.

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  • Thanks RegDwight for the info, it's indeed quite recent!
    – F'x
    Jan 30 '11 at 16:26

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