As you may know, there is a network-wide limit on how many suggested edits a user can have at any given time. According to this Meta SE post, “Rate limit suggested edits”, the limit is:
at-most 5 pending suggested edits per editor on graduated sites
This means that users like me, who have less than 2K rep, can only suggest up to 5 pending edits, and beyond that, we can't suggest edits anymore. This also prevents us from doing the “edit” action in the review queues. My oldest pending edit was made on 2023-06-13, which is more than 6 months ago.
Whenever I try to suggest a new edit, I get this error message: “You have too many pending edits. Further edits cannot be submitted until prior edits have been approved”.
This is frustrating, since I can't improve posts by editing them in the review queues. I am sure there are other users who feel the same way. That is why I am asking the moderators and the users with 2K rep or more to please review the suggested edits and clear the backlog. This will allow us to resume editing and improve the posts in the site.
I appreciate all reviewers' efforts in clearing the review queue. Thanks.
I concur with Laurel’s proposal:
As for long-term solutions, the only easy, immediate one I see is to reduce the reputation required for unilaterally editing (and doing edit reviews) to 1k (from 2k). Two of the users from the list of suggested edits above are above that threshold and therefore could reduce the size of the queue instead of increasing it.
This is a brilliant idea. It would not only speed up the review process for suggested edits but also reduce the moderators’ workload and free up their time for other duties. It will benefit the entire Web Apps SE community.
The relevant proposal at meta has received many upvotes from the community, indicating a strong interest in this change. I kindly request the moderators to add the status-review tag to that meta question, so that it can be reviewed by the community managers and possibly implemented in Web Apps SE.
Regarding the status-bydesign tag added to this question by a moderator:
This seems to imply that the long wait time for reviewing suggested edits is intentional and acceptable. However, my oldest pending edit was made on 2023-06-13, which is more than 6 months ago. This is an unreasonable and discouraging delay for contributors who want to improve the quality of the site. Surely, such a long delay is neither status-bydesign nor desirable for reviewing a suggested edit.
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