I recently made a suggested edit to a post: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/149799
In brief, I added an import statement (
library(dplyr)) to the code in the question, because the code is not runnable without importing the relevant library (I should know, since I answered the question and couldn't run the code initially until I ran the statement I added). I tried to capture this with the suggested edit comment: "Add a necessary library include to make the code runnable"
The suggested edit was unanimously rejected, with the following two reasons:
- This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should strive to preserve the goals of the post's owner.
- The edit does not improve the quality of the post. Changes to the content are unnecessary or make the post more confusing.
Both of these reasons seem wrong to me -- clearly it's not a drastic change and clearly it's not unnecessary or confusing (it's needed to make the code runnable, which is a requirement of all code posted on this site).
Was there something I could have done to improve my suggested edit (e.g. a better comment)? Is this just a hiccup where I got two unlucky reviewers and the suggested edit was fine?