There is THIS question and I wanted to edit it to make it clearer and also add the image inline but I can't. The edit button is grayed out. I have seen this once before and I wanted to know why some questions can't be edited.

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    I'm guessing it's because there was an edit already pending. It just got approved so take a look to see if you can edit it now (although you shouldn't need to anymore)
    – Cai
    Feb 29, 2016 at 11:11
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    yeah, I already edited that Q, so you'll have to wait your turn :)
    – PieBie Mod
    Feb 29, 2016 at 11:13
  • @CAI Yup, I can edit it now but again, there's no need for it :)) Thanks, but shouldn't there be a notification like "You can't edit this question cause another edit is waiting for approval". ?
    – Alin
    Feb 29, 2016 at 11:15
  • @PieBie Well, that's not the problem but I didn't know the reason, shouldn't there be a notification like "You can't edit this question cause another edit is waiting for approval"
    – Alin
    Feb 29, 2016 at 11:16
  • I know for a fact that you get a message when trying to edit a Q you already edited yourself. Don't know if you get a message if an edit from someone else is still pending, but I'd imagine so. You sure you didn't miss it?
    – PieBie Mod
    Feb 29, 2016 at 11:17
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    To be honest i thought there was. Not much we can do about it if there isn't. Maybe bring it up on Meta Stack Exchange
    – Cai
    Feb 29, 2016 at 11:18
  • @CAI: Me too. But if it's one of those blue flag type things... they're easily missed.
    – PieBie Mod
    Feb 29, 2016 at 11:19
  • @PieBie As you can see in my print-screen, the edit button is grayed out and even if I clicked it I got nothing...
    – Alin
    Feb 29, 2016 at 11:19
  • @PieBie very true.
    – Cai
    Feb 29, 2016 at 11:20
  • Apparantly, the reason is disclosed on hover, as can be read in this meta
    – PieBie Mod
    Feb 29, 2016 at 11:21

1 Answer 1


There are a handful of conditions where we will stop accepting suggested edits:

  1. A large number of suggested edits by you were rejected in the past week (at least 5 more than one-third of your accepted edits).

  2. We are out of empty slots in the queue (currently 20 120 200)

  3. There is an edit to a particular post that was not approved yet.

  4. You are not logged in and the post is less than 10 minutes old.

  5. You are on a child meta.

In the past no "edit" link would be shown at all; since July 2012 the edit link is disabled and the mouse hover tooltip will explain why an edit cannot be suggested, like "Account is not allowed to suggest edits".

See this meta for full info.

  • Well, I guess it must be one of the above :) Thank you :)
    – Alin
    Feb 29, 2016 at 11:48

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