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Why can edits to a closed question be rejected as "should have been written as a comment or an answer"?

A one line, low effort question should not be reopened. Even if the author was still engaged with the site, they shouldn't be rewarded for the extensive rewrite needed to salvage it unless they did ...
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First proposal tag wiki rejected

The Twentieth Century ran from 1901–2000, not from 1900–1999. :)
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This edit should not have been approved

The question has been migrated to ELL and the invalid edit was rolled back. In the future, if you see an invalid edit you should roll it back with a comment detailing the reason and encourage anyone ...
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When is it reasonable to reject a suggested edit that fixes a broken link in a LQ post?

@Mari-Lou A wrote: Several links in my posts have been fixed by this user, and I've always given the green light. Fixing a corrupt link is nearly always a good thing, regardless of the post or ...
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Why can edits to a closed question be rejected as "should have been written as a comment or an answer"?

A question somewhat similar to the ethernet vs. Ethernet question that piqued your interest popped up ages ago in connection with the World Wide Web words internet/Internet and web/Web. See Should the ...
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Are questions better if they contain the actual words they reference?

While editing the body of the question does make sense, we are not allowed to have swearing in the title. The title rule is covered here: What words are offensive in titles? What are the rules? The ...
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Why are anonymous users allowed to edit questions?

Even anonymous users can suggest edits. This is what they see: Read more about it here.
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I Edited Someone's Question Yesterday; Can I Find That Edit On My Network Activitiy Profile?

It would appear in your network profile (under Revisions) if the suggested edit could have been approved. In fact it does appear in your ELU profile under "All actions → suggestions", but the ...
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When reviewing Suggested Edits queue, how to "improve" the suggested edit?

To "improve" edit suggestions, you need the privilege to edit posts, requiring no peer review. For editing questions and answers, the privilege is granted at 2k reputation. But for editing tag ...
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Why reject a suggested edit to add a link for a likely-to-be-mysterious acronym?

The most obvious reason is that two different reviewers had different opinions about linking the abbreviations to the meta post. I'd guess in the second case, the reviewer thought you intended to link ...
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Curious why my suggested edit was rejected

I rejected the edit because there was no straight-forward way to verify if the edited quoted text accurately represented the printed article. Therefore, either (1) the edit was improving the grammar ...
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