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Editing the latest revision of certain types of posts (incl. tag wikis) within the grace period throws an error (but succeeds anyway)

Steps to reproduce: Go to a site where you have tag wiki editing privileges (20k+ graduated, 4k+ beta) and edit the tag wiki (not the excerpt). Make some changes. Click "Save Edits". Go to the ...
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Will a bounty be automatically awarded to an answer that was posted before the bounty, if it has been edited? [duplicate]

Similar to this question In a bounty scenario, can an answer from before the bounty be automatically accepted? But in my case (Make Gmail send automatic canned responses for email it gets via POP) ...
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If I add an @reply when editing a comment, does it trigger a notification? [duplicate]

It sometimes happens that I leave a comment on a post, meaning it as a reply to another user, but I forget to include a @reply string to notify the other user. If I edit my comment (within the 5 ...
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Rejected edits by community should not show up anywhere

A bunch of my edits were rejected by community as This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit. However, when try to edit something, it says: Also, 5 of those are community reject due to ...
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Is it possibly to send a message to a user who edited a question / answer? [duplicate]

I know is not possible to send a personal message to another user. What I would like to do would be to inform a user that I am rolling back an edit he made and explain him the reasons for doing so. ...
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Increase the quality of suggested edits [duplicate]

Please review the duplicate again. I think this question is not a duplicate. I was thinking about a way to improve the quality of suggested edits. I even more often than sometimes find myself ...
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How can I see the edit history? [duplicate]

Suppose someone has commented or answered my question. Is it possible to check the edit history of comments and answers to find out what was changed?
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Why vote for suggested-edits when you can edit yourself?

Example case: Browse Stack Overflow to answer questions Open a question and see it is badly formatted See a suggested-edit already alleviating the formatting issue Accepting the suggested edit Back ...
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Warn if the generated preview HTML is different from the cached HTML when starting to edit a post

Occasionally, the Markdown engine has breaking changes made to it; three such changes are coming up when CommonMark compatibility is brought in. There's a suggestion there for warning editors that ...
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Substantial edit rejected by Community ♦ [duplicate]

My recently suggested edit for the Careers ad asking if I want to work where I already work? question got immediately rejected first by Community ♦ on the following grounds (screenshot): Then, ...
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Is it expected for reviewers to verify all information in a suggested edit?

Most of this is a copy from my meta post here at Open Source: I recently made a review that you can find here (Note that the "Emacs" spelling changes were made after I had done the review). Also ...
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iOS app does not show a pending edit (upon both saving the edit and subsequent edits)

This issue is in fact in two parts, showing up in two distinct parts of the UI, although the root cause may be the same. Should I post two separate bug reports? Once an edit has been made ...
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What to do in this situation?

So if I meet a poor post, like this one: Organizing methods within classes in a simulation of a dice game What should I do? I can't format the code without breaking the question. Should I flag as ...
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Your edit can only be saved if it is more thorough than the currently saved one - but it lies

I encountered a question in a close-review queue (this may be significant?) and edited it to bring it back on topic. While I was editing it, the notification bar indicate it had been concurrently ...
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All my edits are lost after android Stack Exchange app is paused and resumed [duplicate]

If you are editing the text in the android app, then switch to another app, and return back to the app all the edits are lost. This seems to happens when the OS kills the app after pausing in order ...
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How did this new user bypass code mandatory rule?

With reference to this question: From Code Editor to Wordpress I was editing the post for formatting issue and when I was saving it, it prompted me for How did the new user on the website manage ...
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Don't move me to the suggested edits queue from the first posts

Reviving Reviewing a suggested edit from a review queue jumps to the suggested edit queue and Allow moderators to handle suggested edits without leaving the dashboard because there has been no ...
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Remove trailing whitespace and newlines after edit submission

After an edit please can all trailing white space and newlines be removed? By that I mean at the end of the question. I know it doesn't affect the output but it doesn't need to be there, and can ...
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Add button to watch questions/get notified on edits, comments, etc

I often have the situation that I read a question and leave a comment requesting an edit to provide more information by the OP. Currently, I add the phrase that he/she should please also write a ...
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Help text for editing tag-wiki excerpts gives bad advice [duplicate]

The help center on tag-wiki excerpts says amongst others: Avoid generically defining the concept behind a tag, unless it is highly specialized. The “email” tag, for example, does not need to ...
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Please change the “pending edit cannot edit” error screen [duplicate]

Eww. Please could there be some CSS going on there? By that I mean more than just a margin. Even better, there could be a Red AJAX (?) popup box, telling me the info rather than an ugly ...
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Display countdown timer for comment editing

Sometimes I find something wrong enough with my comments to want to change them. Up until now I have been fine with trying to submit the edit within the 5 minutes, and copy; delete original; then ...
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Edits to comments should give a pop-in, just like it is with questions/answers

When another person's comment is edited, in order to see an edit has been made you have to refresh. In case this idea has not been given here on Meta, why not make edits to comments give a pop-in, ...
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Android app replaces links and text after editing

Using the android app, whenever one edits an answer containing links by adding one or more extra links, all pre-existing links and their displayed text are replaced by the last link in the list ...
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Should I revert this edit? Etiquette? [closed]

A user made a minor edit (#4) to my question which I think detracts from the meaning. There are differences between homes and businesses, so I think that information could be relevant. Should I just ...
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How to format code [duplicate]

I find this web site extremely difficult to use. How do I add code? I have spent the last two hours trying to post a question, but can't because of some type of editing of code. I have a Spring XML ...
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What should I do if bad question in first posts review queue has edit pending

So recently I was in the "first posts" review queue in Arqade. One of the questions was bad. I would have edited it, except that the edit button was greyed out. Should I wait for it to be edited first ...
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Would it be feasible to implement a (tightly restricted) unbump?

I just came across a question on the front page of Meta from 2008. This happens about once a month. Heck, it might happen more often but I only notice when the question is wildly obsolete. Often it ...
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Stack Exchange revisions dropdown does nothing? [duplicate]

When someone edits a post on Stack Exchange, there's a dropdown menu that says "Revision", the editor, the time, and a note. But that dropdown menu does nothing at all. This is what the ...
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Can we make “non-substantive” edits fall off the front page faster than new questions?

I know that requests for a "minor edit" option come up all the time and are routinely rejected, and for good reasons. (Details can be seen, among other places, at Could we have the ability to mark a ...
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Bug when editing comments

When I add a comment and after that I edit it, the cursor goes to the upper left corner of the first comment and the page is not longer usable: I am using Internet Explorer.
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Is it possible for me to edit my answer without bumping the question up the list?

I tend to work by writing the gist of an answer, posting it, then looking up quotes and citations, adding each one, one at a time, saving in between additions, and frequently returning to improve the ...
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Rejecting a suggested edit twice breaks the error message

If you open up a suggested edit review twice in two different windows, and attempt to review it in both, ordinarily it will display an error message, explaining why you can't review it the second ...
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Editing Incorrect Information in Questions [duplicate]

Edit: This question is specifically not related to code. I'm aware of the precedent on fixing code mistakes. As there did not seem to be any established precedent for issues not related to ...
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Should I edit my bad questions even if it causes good answers to lose context?

There is a hypothetical user on Programmers.SE. Let's call him Devorlor. He asked some bad questions, but despite this, he received some very useful and upvoted answers. This hypothetical user was ...
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Give room owners the ability to edit their own old chat messages

It seems strange to me that a diamond on any site (not just chat rooms for their site) can edit the old messages of anyone in any chatroom, yet room owners can't edit their old messages in rooms they ...
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No rep for edits once user has edit privileges, even below 1000?

On the Law.SE Beta I earned edit privileges at 500 total rep, and ever since then my edits have earned no rep. I have earned nowhere near the 1000 rep limit from edits suggested in the FAQ. Is this ...
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How can users convince SE that the 6 character minimum edit requirement is counterproductive?

SE sites do not allow edits of less than 6 characters. This is counterproductive, and results in the exact problem it is trying to solve: trivial edits. Because of SE's 6 character minimum edit ...
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Why isn't the edit privilege tied to the user's actual number of edits?

I have just heard a story (unverified, but that doesn't matter here) of a user, who gained 2000+ reputation in a relatively short period of time, by asking just two stellar questions. This gave him a ...
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Edit made, but no edit shown [duplicate]

On the Programmers.se, an edit was made to my post, which I can see on the hot questions list. This edit was made by a Moderator (note the diamond) so it should be shown in my question, but when I ...
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Badge “Strunk & White” and “Copy Editor”

In this picture, you can see the description of the badge "Strunk & White" and the badge "Copy Editor". One description specifies that you don't get points if you edit your own posts. But for ...
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How can I reject an Edit which I have just Approved? [duplicate]

I have just approved a Suggested Edit but realized I should have in fact reject it. I am able to click back to the aprroval page but am not sure how I can amend my approval of the edit. Does anyone ...
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Passively prevent “Thank you in advance” in questions/comments

I've edited and flagged a lot of questions and comments. Most often to remove "Thank you", "Thanks in advance", etc. One is actively encouraged to remove this fluff (Should 'Hi', ...
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What's the difference between “revisions” and “suggestions”?

In user's profile, there is revisions and suggestions. I see the two lists are all about revisions and edits. What's the difference between them?
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Why did this edit do nothing?

The revision history of this question shows that Revision 4 was made by a user who did not yet have full editing privileges. The edit was approved by another user with full editing privileges because ...
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Conflicting tag-only edit hard-stops me from submitting drafted edit!

Just now I was editing a question, fixing tags and body. Before I submitted my (2k) edit, someone else edited, changing some of the same tags as I. Well enough; my edit was more complete, so I'll just ...
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Reloading in-edit-mode answer after someone else makes an edit hides the edit box

I started to edit an answer on Space Exploration when someone else edited the same post and the notification bar appeared. When I clicked the reload notification bar to reload the answer with edits, ...
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When multiple edits are coalesced, does that mean only one bump? [duplicate]

If I write an answer, then edit it 4 minutes later, it doesn't show up as edited. Does it still bump the question? Similarly, if I edit my answer, and then re-edit it again 4 minutes later, it only ...
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“Post has been edited” banner keeps coming back after being dismissed

When a post is edited while I'm editing it (usually a bad suggested edit going through in my despite, but not always), the banner that comes up is annoying enough to see once. But if I've checked it ...
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Why are answerers not notified when there's a change in the question? [duplicate]

This question is different from this one here. I'm asking "Why". And, putting a tag of 'feature request' to improve this site. It has happened with me a couple of times. I answer the question and ...