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How far can I refactor the code in someone else's question?

With a growing number of more or less inexperienced programmers on Stack Overflow, it is frequent to see the questions containing code not only badly formatted, but also badly written. While editing a ...
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Unable to improve answer because edit reviewers are rejecting for questionable reasons [duplicate]

I've always had a hard time getting reviewers to approve my edits pending peer review. It's very often either "too trivial" or "too much change", with "should be a comment" thrown about here and ...
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Incorrect code: Edit, comment, or provide a correct answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is it appropriate to edit someone else's code? Intuitively I would think the following guidelines would be appropriate: Minor or subtle bugs: Edit the code to ...
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Adding my code to an existing answer [duplicate]

I found an answer under a question that has a code which completely doesn't work for me, but I was able to edit it on the way that it works. However, I afraid of changing it, since I'm not sure that ...
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1answer
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How do comment @replies work?

How do I respond to a specific user when entering my comment? Will they be notified? What do people mean when they talk about "pinging" another user? Related: How do I view my recent replies? ...
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What are the rejection reasons for suggested edits?

In response to: Pending approvals: allow for adding reasons to rejections we will be implementing rejection reasons for suggested edits. This means each time you reject an edit you will be able to ...
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5answers
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Is it rude to change someone's brackets style?

Some people like to put the open { bracket on a separated line, e.g: if(...) { //... } Is editing this code by merging the first two lines into single one rude?
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3answers
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Formatting OP's code for readability without tipping them off to the problem

Here's a situation I ran into recently, which other meta questions don't seem to cover. The OP wrote: if( foo == bar ) do_stuff( fizz ); do_stuff( buzz ); So, formatting it for readability, the ...
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2answers
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Allow post editor to see @comments directed at him

There have been times when I have edited a post, left no comments, yet I have made mistakes that were pointed out simply as @comments. That's ok, but unless I actually come back to the post, I will ...
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Suggested Edit rejected because reviewers didn't know programming language

I had a question and a suggestion about suggested edits. Yesterday I noticed that an answer to a question had a syntax error in the code, so I decided I should fix that error so that the OP wouldn't ...
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1answer
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When are syntax errors protected from edits? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How far can I refactor someone else’s code? I stumbled across an interesting post, Are self-closing tags valid in HTML5?. There's an error in the initial question; ...
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are there guidelines on how severe suggested edits can be?

I am looking for guidelines on suggested edits. Specifically how drastic can they be? I have read this http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/02/suggested-edits-and-edit-review/ and numerous posts on ...
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How do I deal with code with obvious issues?

I know that it's wrong to edit code in a question/answer, as discussed in "When is it appropriate to edit someone else's code?" and "How far can I refactor someone else's code?". Instead of editing ...

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