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I was wondering, where can we turn to if we set out on a holy crusade and face hundreds or even thousands of edits1 and can't just do it alone?

Should we open up a question here, with appropriate links and information? Should we post our cry for help in the chat?

1: Not retagging (I know that's a bad thing), in this case it is replacing and inlining shortened URLs.

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Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/52816/… –  Grace Note Jul 19 '11 at 18:33
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What kind of hypothetical edits are you talking about anyway? I can only think of a few instances where it'd be appropriate and in most of those cases it's not urgent enough to require a crusade, just a mention to "hey fix this if you happen to edit an existing post with this in it". –  Daniel DiPaolo Jul 19 '11 at 18:37
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@Daniel DiPaolo: See my footnote, I wanted to remove shortened URLs (to also get rid of remaining LMGTFY links), but that's close to 750 posts to edit...which is a little too much for myself. –  Time Traveling Bobby Jul 19 '11 at 18:41
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If you keep flagging the LMGTFY links I will "edit" those for you. ;) –  Bill the Lizard Jul 19 '11 at 19:09
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Inlining shortened URLs seems like something that could be done a lot easier by the dev team using a script. But there are other quests you can take up if you're feeling edity –  Brad Mace Jul 19 '11 at 19:13
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You need a posse. –  Anna Lear Jul 19 '11 at 20:18
    
@bemace: I'm not sure if the devs want to do it completely automatic. The answer needs to be checked, edited and maybe salvaged. It's basically manual cleanup. But yes, if they can and want to do it, I'm all in for it. –  Time Traveling Bobby Jul 19 '11 at 20:51
    
@Anna Lear: Yes! *dark.voice* I need Minions! *cough.cough* Where did that come from? Anyway, now back to my question: Is Meta the right place for that, should I post it in the chat or write to the team? –  Time Traveling Bobby Jul 19 '11 at 20:52

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I think meta is a fine place for such a call to arms, as it were. Make a post outlining your plan and ask for volunteers. Advertising the post in chat might not be a bad idea either.

Then you'll either get your posse or someone will pipe in with arguments against and/or a better way to do things. Either way it's a win.

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