Linked Questions

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Why was my code edit rejected? [duplicate]

I corrected some wrong code in this answer and the edit was rejected almost instantly. Could anyone explain why?
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When is it appropriate to edit someone else's code? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How far can I refactor someone else's code? I see a lot of edits in queue where some well-meaning user attempts to fix OP's code. They range from minor syntax ...
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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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Edit rejected by users without knowledge on linked tag? [duplicate]

I haven't had an edit rejected before. Today i made a change to fix an answer on which people were commenting that it did not work for them. I tried out the answer, it was indeed broken, then fixed ...
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Should defects in answers be corrected by editing the answer or by leaving a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How far can I refactor someone else’s code? If an answer is good and apparently correct, but contains an obvious defect (like a coding error in an SQL response), should ...
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Are edits that fix library dependencies undesirable? [duplicate]

I made a few small edits in the past few days that fixed code snippets posted on SO and I'm curious if I'm misunderstanding the rules. Bringing it to meta because some are getting approved, others ...
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Are there de facto rules for suggesting edits? [duplicate]

I recently edited and got rejected twice for this edit. I've read the editing rules and this seems like a good edit to me. The original code provides no context, nor does it even compile, and the ...
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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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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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Why was my suggested edit rejected repeatedly?

Why was my edit rejected? All three reviewers said: This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to or comment on the existing post. Really? Come on! I am nearly at the point of abandoning ...
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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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Is it ok to edit comments in code?

I'm the kind of person who is irked by poor spelling and grammar, so when I see a post with these sorts of errors I usually try to fix it. I recently stumbled upon a question with typos not only in ...

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