The other day, I came across this question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/337857/name-for-a-list-whose-structure-is-only-defined-by-the-structure-of-the-elements
I saw that the question was on hold for being unclear. However, I felt like I clearly understood the question being asked, so I submitted an edit suggestion to make the question clearer. I was hoping that the edit would be accepted, the question would be reopened, and then I could post an answer.
My suggestion was rejected, and I don't understand why.
One reviewer selected this reason for rejecting the suggestion:
This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been written as a comment or an answer.
My edit was, in fact, an attempt at improving the question, not an attempt at communicating with the author of the question. I don't understand why the reviewer would have thought I was intending to address the author.
Another reviewer selected this reason:
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.
In my opinion, my edit makes the question a lot clearer. Am I wrong about this?
Why was my edit rejected? I'd still like to salvage the original author's question somehow; is there a way I can do that?