# “This suggestion still needs 1 approve vote from other reviewers.” Why? I have enough rep to force the edit myself!

Sometimes when browsing questions I see one with an edit request. It looks a bit like this:

share edit(1) close flag


Clicking on that edit(1) takes me to a preview where I can see the edit, and possibly approve it. If I approve it, I'm greeted by a window saying:

This suggestion still needs 1 approve vote from other reviewers.

Why? With a rep of 2000+ I can edit the question myself without having anyones approval, if I want. I don't see the point of having to wait for a second review here. Any approved edits will still show up at the top of the queue, for community review, so I don't see what type of abuse it can prevent.

I assume this is a site-wide feature, but just in case it is not, I'm posting it here in EE.SE, because I'm not sure how much every sub-site can be customized.

I captured a screenshot of the window, but it looks a little bit confusing here since it has the same style as the actual text, so I've tried to move it away from the question.

• It is the original editor making things go into vote mode, and in the vote, all users are equal (once they have enough rep to vote). – PlasmaHH Mar 31 '17 at 10:48