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I have read about the community user. It is a bot that pulls old questions out, does site chores, owns unregistered users questions, protects when questions attract "me too!" answers.

But the profile page doesn't mention anything about approving and rejecting edits. How does that work? Does a bot do that, or is it a person? How does it know if it is a good edit or not?

Here is a similar question, though the answer is not really what I wanted.

  • The Community User always is a bot. See this post on Meta SE for some more details. – nohillside May 11 '15 at 8:13
  • If you are wondering about a specific edit etc., please add a link to the post in question. – nohillside May 11 '15 at 8:14
  • for example here when it was approved by grgarside and Community. I know you need at least 2 approves to accept the edit. – TheBro21 May 11 '15 at 8:17
  • Thanks for the link anyway. Though I still would like to know, how it decides to reject or approve – TheBro21 May 11 '15 at 8:22
  • The user approving the edit has >2000 reputation, so he can approve edits directly (see apple.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/edit). The community user in this case merely takes note of this fact and removes the edit from the queue. – nohillside May 11 '15 at 8:27
  • So the community basically takes the place of another voter? So when there is one approve for longer, the Community substitutes to remove the edit from queue? And please make an answer for this question so I can accpet this. Thanks – TheBro21 May 11 '15 at 8:40
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The Community User always is a bot. See this post on Meta SE for some more details.

Also, the profile page for that user is quite descriptive:

https://apple.stackexchange.com/users/-1/community?tab=profile

If you find something that isn't documented there, we can open a new question to have that addressed.

As for this edit, the user approving it has >2000 reputation, so he can approve edits directly (see apple.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/edit). The community user in this case merely takes note of this fact and removes the edit from the queue (which is logged/registered as another approving edit).

  • @patric - here the >2000 user accepted and edited - it is the edit that make Community approved. I think approval only still takes two users – user151019 May 11 '15 at 15:20
  • Also, community is used in some cases when the user that made an action is removed from the post for various reasons. – bmike May 11 '15 at 15:55
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From Meta Stack Exchange

  • A user improves your edit from the review queue
  • A user with full edit privileges saves an edit over yours

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