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What's the problem?

From What are the guidelines for reviewing?:

(...) Keep in mind that editing within the queue will be a unilateral Looks OK vote, so be careful with edits that just make minor improvements ("rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic").

Edit from inside the review counts as unilateral Looks OK and/or kicks the post off the queue, i.e. no one else gets to decide from the queue.

Why is it designed that way?

For rare cases where edits would actually salvage the post, without transforming the meaning, examples:

  • low-quality-posts/46034
    Salvaged a link-only video post, while not adding anything else to what the author said.
  • low-quality-posts/44838
    Added Wikipedia links that confirm the answer (it may not have been apparent the Yak-42 is a jet-liner).

Note: typos and formatting are never a reason to send the post for review; anyone -- even unregistered users -- can edit / suggest an edit to fix those issues.

I want to fix typos and formatting while I'm reviewing

Click on the post's title (no need for a middle-click; shown below), and it will open in a new tab.

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  • $\begingroup$ made the title more generally applicable since it is both for LQ and close queues $\endgroup$ – Federico Mar 11 at 10:07
  • $\begingroup$ Also note the UI has changed a bit since these screenshots but the problem remains the same $\endgroup$ – Jamiec Mar 11 at 11:35

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