When trying to edit a tag wiki:Too many of your edits were rejected, try again in 7 days.

Very useful.

After being here for just a few days, I can't edit any more tag wikis, which is essentially all I have been able to do so far, so 7 days of low activity for me. :(

I have made the 4th most edits overall, and I don't really know why I'm suddenly not allowed to edit any more (well, I do, but you know...).

I don't see what I've done wrong, I have spent a lot of time editing tag wikis in the last two days. (We have a phrase on Wikipedia "Don't bite new users (especially without explaining to them)". I feel a tad as though I've been "bitten".)

So to those who rejected the edits, what was I doing wrong? (I just want to get better!)

(Also, 7 days is a long time to learn some small point that I didn't quite gather!)

Also, if any SE staff/developers are around, why did I get redirected to a page with that text and nothing else? Litterally like:

<html><head></head><body>Too many of your edits were rejected, try again in 7 days.</body></html>

Normally you're very good for messages in bubbles and nice formatting..., and what I got given was incredibly unhelpful.


2 Answers 2


You've been doing a great job editing, please keep it up.

However, I have been trying to attract your attention, as some of your edits were not good enough and I wanted to discuss them with you. Make sure you are reading the reasons why your edits are rejected. Some of them were recommendations that you come to talk with my in chat.

Please read this question, that I posted a few days ago, which references tag wiki issues directly:

How do I write good tag wikis?

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    Where are these reasons? I have never found a reason why. In fact, I've never found anything at all when one of my edits has been rejected.
    – ACarter
    Jun 20, 2012 at 15:31
  • Okay, I've found them thanks to a link in the comments
    – ACarter
    Jun 20, 2012 at 15:34
  • Also, not trying to sound like I'm getting at you, but I can't really "keep it up" if I am blocked for 7 days :)
    – ACarter
    Jun 20, 2012 at 15:45
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    I'll attempt to do something about the ban now you have read the guidelines.
    – Jivings
    Jun 20, 2012 at 16:10
  • Thanks for that :) I've just put a post up on SO Meta, but I wouldn't be surprised if in the end someone says "live with it", so if you can't, well, at least thanks for trying.
    – ACarter
    Jun 20, 2012 at 16:12
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    @ACarter, Jivings: you might be interested in: Decision on rejected edits should be displayed as a notification to the editor
    – Flexo
    Jun 22, 2012 at 15:35

See this for more information: Too many of your edits were rejected, try again in 7 days in particular the accepted answer:

I just amended it to take into account your accepts. When deciding on whether we should ban or not, we now look at your last 7 days of activity.

If (rejects - approvals / 3) > 5, you will be auto-banned.

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