Some hours ago I have fixed multiple issues a post. This edit was rejected by the community user without any reason, a long standing bug on our network.

Strange enough, but now I see my edit was approved too – but its “author” is Alex. I don’t care whose name shows up in the edit history as long as the post was actually improved.

But I would like to know what happened here. Why was my suggestion rejected and approved? Why are the names mangled, and why is there still no reject reason visible?


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What seems to have happened is that the suggested edit was looked at - the reviewer decided to improve it but also unselected the checkbox for "this edit was helpful", causing the suggested edit to be rejected, but also for your changes to be incorporated into his edit.

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    I just wish he had actually improved it. He reversed the necessary fix for chidren's. :/
    – fuxia
    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:24
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    @toscho - Not arguing here. As since he took most of your edits, he shouldn't have unchecked that checkbox.
    – Oded
    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:26

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