Any proposed changes and direct edits are recorded as separate revisions to the post.
All revision history and acceptances are public with attribution. You can see the revision history of any question and answer by clicking the appropriate icon.
Each revision must be approved or rejected. The decision to accept or reject a revision can be made by:
- the author of the post;
- a board of authors with high reputation;
- by the moderators of the service;
- automatically under certain conditions and the reputation of the revision author.
If rejecting a revision will be marked as spam or rude, it will lead to penalizing the author of the edit.
When a new revision is received that requires a decision, the author of the post will be notified with the address of a page where they can clearly see the proposed changes and their reasoning.
If edits have been accepted or rejected by mistake, the post can be rolled back to the state of any required revision within the history. The rollback action itself also appears as the most recent item in the revision history.
When another revision is accepted, the message will be updated and will be available to everyone. The name of the revision editor appears below the message, except the author.
Editing the post moves the question to the top of the list of new questions.