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I edited this question on StackOverflow: Keytool facebook app for android not working on device

And I'm not sure if I crossed a line or not.

The original post said:

please, anyone have a tutorial for very dummie people to solve this?

Which I changed to:

Please, does anyone have a tutorial for beginners to help me solve this?

I don't think I changed the intended meaning of the question - but, perhaps, I changed the meaning slightly - based on my assumptions regarding the OP's intent.

Seems OK to me... but I'm unsure about these types of changes in general.


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That change looks fine to me. – Lance Roberts Jul 2 '11 at 5:47
Thanks for taking a whack at that question -- I tried a dozen re-writings and then gave up when my pizza finished baking. – sarnold Jul 3 '11 at 0:30
up vote 12 down vote accepted

Making sure posts have decent grammar is part of copy editing, and I'd support that change on those grounds alone.

Even if it started out as "Does anyone have a tutorial for dummies?" though, I think it's still a good improvement. It's good to have standards. Saying posts should be "professional" might be overstating things a bit, but they should at least seem like they were written by adults. And I loathe those "... for Dummies" books.

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Thanks for the feedback. (RE: "And I loathe those 'for Dummies' books." - LOL... me too.) – Steve Jul 2 '11 at 6:03
No, expecting posts to be "professional" is not at all overstating things. – Cody Gray Jul 2 '11 at 14:28

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