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Why do I keep getting edit requests?
Evanlicious (18)

I keep getting edit requests for projects I've never even posted. I have thought it might be bots because none of the accounts have any avatar or many projects at all. However, some do have projects. So I don't really know where these people are coming from, and they just randomly will send an edit request without even a comment. Is anyone else getting these random requests to edit?

Answered by Coder100 (16967) [earned 5 cycles]
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Coder100 (16967)

Yeah I get those a lot too.
Many users probably click that button on accident, or they just want to edit

Evanlicious (18)

@Coder100 Maybe they're trying to fork but instead accidentally try to edit.

Coder100 (16967)

that's like the number one cause of dislikes on youtube too @Evanlicious
edit: other than bad videos

RolandJLevy (1051)

@Coder100 what's the difference between an edit request and someone forking your repl?

Evanlicious (18)

@RolandJLevy When you fork a repl, you are just copying the code to a separate project owned by you. When you send an edit request, you are asking the person to edit the original repl. Hopefully this helps.

RolandJLevy (1051)

@Evanlicious yes, thanks - that helps :)


maybe they just want to help edit some of your repls.

Evanlicious (18)

@RYANTADIPARTHI For some I can believe that, but some accounts do seem quite odd.