Reviewing edits

Reviewing edits on is paramount to ensuring that our content is relevant and of high quality.

This is a page that is mostly useful for editors of the site, but may be helpful for general users to gain an insight in what happens behind the scenes at

Whenever an edit is made to a case or article, it is recorded.

Reviewing a clustered set of edits on a case or article (i.e. a changeset) allows the editorial team to ensure that the edits meet our publishing guidelines and also adhere to best-practice. This is especially true when considering any identifiable information on imaging studies.


The editor is asked to make a decision about whether the edit is up to an appropriate standard (thumbs up) or not (thumbs down). New cases and articles made by users who are relatively new remain unpublished until this process has taken place. 

Thumbs up

If the editor is happy with the edit, they choose thumbs up and if the case or article was unpublished, it is published. They can return to review more changesets or make edits to further refine and improve the current case or article.

Thumbs down

If the editor is concerned about the quality of changeset and gives a thumbs down, the article will still be published. However, the editor has a number of options:

  • make an edit to improve the article or case
  • contact the user to raise concerns about style or content
  • if it is a case, it can be pushed back into draft mode (unpublished) for the user to refine (and this should be accompanied by an explanatory note)
  • if it is spam, marking it as such will report the user to the managing editors who will take appropriate action

All this work helps to ensure that content remains awesome.

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