I just had my first rejected edit and would like to understand what constitutes acceptable and not acceptable editing so in the future I don't waste my time making such edits nor waste someone else's time having to go through the Pending Edit's queue just to reject it.
Regarding answer at "Redirect Main Site to Subsite in Multisite Wordpress", I pasted the code as it was into a new PHP file and uploaded it into the plugins folder on my web server.
As is, when activated the page returns the following message:
The plugin generated 241 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin.
As a complete PHP newbie, it took me some time to realize that the message error was due to the lack of the "
Searching on the web I wasn't able find an answer to the problem, so I compared the code against the code of other working plug-ins.
The only difference was that the sample code I used was missing the opening PHP tag.
So I edited the answer to include the opening and closing PHP tags, but the edit was rejected.
This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible. Changes are either completely superfluous or actively harm readability.
It's my understanding that the edit makes the answer more accurate so what am I missing here?