Thanks for posting this on the forum!
I think the most important aspect of your request, which is one that has come up before, is that you know what needs fixing, and you want to fix it... but because the Alpha does not yet give you the functionality, you can't do it right now.
I completely understand that the @Narrative Network Team has to stick to their development schedule and may not yet be able to include the functionality to submit changes to niche suggestions, mid-approval, but in that case, we should remove or greatly reduce the penalties people receive.
@JerrodBelcher will get a small rep hit, and be blocked from suggesting niches for several days, perhaps even a week if I remember correctly.
Can't we easily reduce that period now? To 48 hours, or even take away that lock out completely?
As several community members have already commented many times, we don't need that penalty anymore because Reputation is now in effect. That should be all the incentive people need to put effort into their niche suggestions.
If we're afraid some people might still post one bad niche suggestion every day for seven days in a row - couldn't we at least allow one rejected niche, and have a short lockout kick in if two rejected niches occur back to back?
This should be very quick to code - and would be very helpful. New members are the most likely members to have their first suggestions rejected because they are at the beginning of their learning curve, and that is also precisely when people are at their most vulnerable, in terms of feeling Narrative is not treating them fairly. Let's not whack new users with completely unnecessary sanctions, just because we haven't put in place the necessary functionality to let them correct their mistakes?