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An "anonymous" edit with profanities just appears out of the blue, how is it possible?

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    And @Dheer, did you really approve it???
    – littleadv
    May 11, 2013 at 9:39
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    It looks like @Dheer thought he was approving an edit to remove the profanity, not add it. May 11, 2013 at 15:48
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    It was misleading, When I saw the original post and saw, the edit summary had profanity, and i tried improving it and removing it, I guess I goofed up and hence flagged to Moderator attention.
    – Dheer
    May 11, 2013 at 16:29
  • But how does it happen, these "anonymous" edits?
    – littleadv
    May 11, 2013 at 18:09
  • Using the "improve this question" or "improve this answer" links that you'd see if you were an anonymous (not logged in) user. Such edits enter a review queue that require somebody with sufficient rep to approve. May 11, 2013 at 22:56
  • @littleadv the question isn't how did it happen, but how have we been so fortunate that it rarely does. In two years, I think I've rejected a similar edit only once. May 12, 2013 at 1:00
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    @Chris that answered my question, thanks:) Didn't know there's an option of posting without registering
    – littleadv
    May 12, 2013 at 4:21

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I assume bots do it all the time, but I have also seen the occasional SEO expert stop by just to add links.

Bot:

https://money.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/5703

Search Engine Optimizer consultancy:

https://money.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/5693

That is why we have to take our time in that review queue.

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