Why would community bot reject a suggested formatting edit that should have been approved ?

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From Meta.SO: User Community rejects an edit "when the post owner or someone with 2000+ rep makes an edit and the suggested edit is still being reviewed."

In this particular case, user Adam's suggested edit was most certainly valid, since we encourage code formatting in posts. However, according to the post revision history, the following sequence of events ensued (some guess-work):

  • 18:35:02 - User Adam suggests an edit
  • 18:35:24 - User dustin approves the edit
  • 18:35:36 - User dustin initiates an edit to the post ("someone with 2000+ rep" while the suggested edit is still pending)
  • 18:36:13 - User dustin saves the edit, retroactively causing an edit rejection by user Community @ 18:35:36

Underlying here is the fact that a suggested edit isn't immediately incorporated once approved by someone reviewing the queue entry. Instead, (at least) two votes are required. See How do suggested edits work?

  • I edited the post after I saw the rejection not before.
    – dustin
    Aug 14, 2013 at 20:06
  • I think I know what may have happened. When I went to click approve, I hit edit but didn't edit. I hit the back button and clicked approve. Then the community rejected it so I put in Adam's edit afterwords. Would hitting edit and not editing to only go back to approve cause this?
    – dustin
    Aug 14, 2013 at 20:12
  • @dustin: Not sure, since I haven't mis-clicked in such a fashion before. Sleuthing helps...
    – Werner Mod
    Aug 14, 2013 at 20:14

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