Once upon a time, I thought I could approve edits.

Now I get this:

This suggestion still needs 1 approve vote from other reviewers. Close this popup (or hit Esc) to continue.

Did something change (and I missed the memo) or am I just mistaking?


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You've never been able to single-handedly approve suggested edits (except on your posts).

Suggested edits require two approve or reject votes before being committed. If you are the first reviewer (or second if you disagreed with the first) then another review vote is still required.

With regard to your last review, you were the first to approve it and you couldn't have approved it solely yourself as it wasn't suggested on one of your posts. Therefore it required a second person to approve it for it to be approved, which is what occurred.

This isn't the first time you've approved something first; this one was approved first by you then by me. In the same vein, you rejected this one first, but it wasn't rejected until the second person rejected it.

For more information on suggested edits, see:

  • Then till now it was just coincidence that I was the second one and newer saw that message before.
    – Ruskes
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 8:35
  • @Buscar There's plenty of examples to the contrary (I've picked two random ones and added them to my answer).
    – grg Mod
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 9:13
  • Now that is a good demonstration how to use this site. PS You are right, I saw them before but ignored them till now.
    – Ruskes
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 16:21
  • Often I make comments then they disappear when I return to it, and I kept wondering if I made the comment or not. Maybe there is a way to see that in the history logs as well.
    – Ruskes
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 16:30
  • @Buscar Feel free to ask a separate question about that.
    – grg Mod
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 16:30

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