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User who voted a Q as dupe is missing from list of users in the review. & Weird Community edits

Both my questions here are about the same Question in question, so kept them in this one Question (err..if that makes sense) The relevant question: How to refer to your blog when answering? ...
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Extending answers

Is there a documented "best practice" or standard way to answer with an extension to an existing answer? If not - would it make sense to define it? There are many cases where a question is answered, ...
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Seeking canonical answer on why the OP can edit/change their question after it has answers

In one of the sites I'm active in I see fairly regular comments by some contributors that they hate that people can edit their questions. Now I intuitively grok why this is a good policy but I don't ...
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Is it OK to react in a comment to edits of answers or questions? [duplicate]

Sometimes, you want to react to an edit of an answer/question. Is it OK to do this in the comments? And why is there not an feature to react to edits?
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Confusing linkification in “pending edit” message

Here's the message that appears at the top of a question after you've submitted a suggested edit: The words "peer edit" were initially linkified on around the beginning of October 2014, according ...
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Trying to edit a deleted question fails silently; there should be a banner

When I try to edit a question that's deleted, it just fails silently and returns me to the question page when I click the "Save Edits" button. Instead, there should be a banner, similar to the "This ...
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Please remove the stupid 6 character limit for edits [duplicate]

In this answer to my question, I have not been able to replace $\gamma_i$ with $\gamma_j$, which is just one character but it is a HUGE difference. Please remove the stupid 6 char limit. We have ...
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Wrong post revision shown when editing a rolled-back post

When you edit a post, whose latest "edit" was a rollback, the markup for the rolled-back revision is loaded in the text editor, rather than the current revision. For example (note example will only ...
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Badge suggestion: Editing your own answer after it is accepted

I'm not suggesting that this is a major problem that needs to be addressed, but the thought process does cross my mind sometimes, and I have certainly seen many examples of it: After someone accepts ...
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Losing unsaved edit on refresh from conflicting edit

I was editing an answer (my own, but I do not think that's relevant) while someone else saved his edit on the same answer. Now, I got the notification bar for new changes that could be shown, above ...
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What to do with the 6 character edit limit? [duplicate]

Disclaimer: I searched and I found a lot of questions about the character limit, but none include the comprehensive feature request I make here, so I kindly request to consider this post not a ...
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Difference in edit and actual review

When I edited the code the OP has not posted some part of code, however in the review part OP's edited code is displayed. Obviously my edit will not be approved as I'm missing some part of OP ...
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Improve whitespace handling in 'side-by-side markdown'

I just edited a post, and the side-by-side view is remarkably better at handling whitespace than the side-by-side markdown view. side-by-side side-by-side markdown Can the whitespace ...
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Improve the rate-limit to prevent rage-quits via self-edits

This user has been editing all of their posts to askwale and similar stuff for a while now. It's gotten to about 30 edits, but they're not being blocked from editing their own posts because this ...
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How to tell if your edit to a question is rejected [duplicate]

Can someone tell me how to tell if my edit to a question is rejected? It might be obvious, but I'm not sure. When I made the edit the question had this text: This edit will be visible only to ...
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When an edit causes a post to end up as Low Quality, there should be an option to rollback

Recently on EE.SE, a question was edited by its author in a way completely incomprehensible: the whole text was completely removed and a weird non-question was left over. The question in question is ...
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Edit notifications sometimes not being delivered (ND)

I have noticed my top-bar edit notifications (that is, being notified when other people edit my posts) to be somewhat erratic for a while. Sometimes they're delivered and sometimes they aren't. I ...
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If rep farming with edits is a problem, why offer the reputation for edits in the first place?

I see quite often, especially when the problems with the review queue are discussed, that there is a proposed problem with people rep farming with edits. The idea is that these people are making poor ...
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Do posts get down-voted just for being re-edited? [closed]

This is possibly an opinion-based question, so there might not be an unequivocal answer to it. But I'm still hoping that some of the frequent users of this site would be able to explain... I often ...
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Dealing with social syntactic sugar [duplicate]

I just stumbled upon a question starting with Hello friendly SO ppl, I am more or less a CSS noob; and for the life of me, I can't solve this issue. Hopefully this will be easy for one of you ...
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Is fixing a broken link not a substantial enough improvement to be allowed to bypass the 6 character edit rule? [duplicate]

There was a broken link on the selected answer to this question:- Forking a new version of my application However, when I made the edit to update the link it would not let me submit unless I changed ...
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I fixed a bug in code and 3 people marked my edit as rejected [duplicate]

http://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/5525246 With the code prior to my edit, "new Date("xx").toISOString()" produces "NaN-NaN-NaNTNaN:NaN:NaN.NZ" That's clearly never the desire behavior. ...
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What to do when rolling back invalid edits from privileged users?

I was watching this question on SO when a notification popped up saying there had been an edit to the post. I loaded the edit and what I saw was Very minor Actually worse. The edit in question ...
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Grace period edits will still lock in votes [duplicate]

The usual rule is if I vote, it's locked in after 5 minutes or something, unless the question is edited. However, it seems if the edit takes place in a grace period of posting a question or the last ...
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Give us inline tag editing earlier

Maybe set the privilege at 5K, in case there is not enough trust in people who have edit privilege (2K). 10K is rather too far for many people who might care about cleaning the site more efficiently.
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How to add missing tag to a Stack Exchange question [duplicate]

I saw a question on Stack Overflow and it's about Java. The post had a number of tags but not the important one, so the source code of that question looks as ugly as plaintext because the syntax ...
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Prevent edits of under 6 characters of your own post from bumping it to the top of the active list

So...I just found a typo in one of my old posts. It's only one character off. On the one hand, I want to fix it because I'd like my posts to be typo-free. On the other hand, I don't want to look ...
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How to check my user id? [duplicate]

I want to check how many questions/answers I have edited so far in Stackexchange site. I found the answer link. I dont know my userid But i gave my profile name its shown error message that "Invalid ...
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Best way to mass-apply a new tag to old questions

I am now in the following situation for the third time: I have detected a need for a new tag and I am sure about this (e.g., as I have successfully proposed this on the respective site meta) and ...
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To be listed among editors, one has to edit 5 posts… or more than 5?

Incorrect tooltip text is not a big deal, but it might damage the credibility of math-oriented SE sites. Should be "at least 5 posts" or "more than 4 posts".
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Should I edit a title when unnecessary phrases are used like “what should I do?”

Today I reviewed a question and saw the phrase "What should I do?" at the end of the question. The edit was rejected. The SO article http://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/edit says: When ...
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Can multiple edits send an [on-hold] question to Reopen queue more than once?

I'd like to have this remark by animuson confirmed or refuted: This is unverified, but I remember reading somewhere that an edit can only bump a question into the Reopen Votes queue once. ...
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Clicking to view the edit on a closed question makes it appear reopened [duplicate]

There's a bug that's currently occurring (at least on RPG.SE). It's pretty simple: Visit a closed question Let it get edited, so that the bar that says "an edit has been made, click to load it" ...
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Is there any support for mass link editing?

My old blog is no more. Existing links will (slowly) give a 404. I'm working on getting a new domain structure which I control, so that in the future I can put my own redirects in place etc, but I ...
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Bad English from non-native speakers [duplicate]

I've been recently coming across questions with poor English; questions that are grammatically incorrect, not properly capitalised and whatnot. What should we do about it? Should we downvote or edit ...
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Should questions be cropped to the relevant part after it is clear what the problem was?

I've just seen this question on SO. As so often with "what am I doing wrong" questions, the question asker gives information that is - after finding the answer - obviously not relevant. My question ...
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Why can't I edit my answer?

I posted an answer in 2010. This answer is a link-only answer. I wanted to edit it to add the essential information from the link. When I click on edit, the editing box appears but I cannot type or ...
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Problems editing someone else's questions

I wanted to ask that whenever we edit someone else's question to improve formatting for ex- I saw a question in which the code wasn't properly indented, I clicked edit and did the required formatting ...
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User can't edit his question

In this question Bug in rendering paper-button the indentation of the last code line was one character short and therefore the line wasn't shown. The comment of the user indicates, that he tried to ...
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I do not get notified if a moderator edits my post

The title almost says it all: I usually get a notification when somebody edits my questions or answers (which is good). However, today I noticed an edit on one of my questions of which I wasn’t ...
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removing upvote on answer after edit on question

There was a question. I posted an answer. I got 3 upvotes and 1 downvote. The OP edited question. After the edit, my answer was useless. So 2 of 3 upvoters removed their upvote. How to deal with those ...
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Inform new users about the option to edit their own post when adding a comment

When reviewing close votes, I regularly encounter questions with the following history: New users ask a question which is unclear because it is lacking relevant information. People add comments, ...
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Is it good to suggest a simplified, summarized edit on a long-winded question? [duplicate]

Note: Is it OK to edit and cut down an overly verbose question to try and make it a more “canonical” question? and all of its answers are specifically geared toward a very bad example of this concept. ...
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Inbox doesn't reflect comment edit [duplicate]

This might be a dupe but I couldn't find it, so I am posting it, taking a dreadful risk. Alright, someone posts a comment on my post. It goes to my inbox. He then edits his comment, the inbox message ...
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Strike-through or edit?

Sometimes other users point out corrections to answers in comments. What is the best practice when correcting your own answers? A) Edit your answer and remove the incorrect/outdate contents, possibly ...
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Editing questions with single character tags fails

When using version 1.0.1 of the iOS app it is not possible to edit question that have tags with only one character (e.g. c or r). After clicking Submit the user is thrown to the tags page and the ...
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“Save Edits” button is never re-enabled

Whenever I click "Save Edits" when a prerequisite is not met (for instance, not entering a 10-character-long edit summary or not changing anything at all), and then fix whatever is disabling the ...
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Edit changed nothing

A second or two after I made an edit on a post, I noticed that the original author of the post made an edit that changed absolutely nothing. Neither the Stack Overflow difference algorithm nor two ...
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“How to edit” side gadget fell down below [duplicate]

Here's a screenshot of the editing page as can be seen from far away: As you can barely see, the side gadget called "How to edit" with formatting tips and such is below the "Save edits" button. ...
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Close notice is removed when inline-loading an edit [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce: Find a closed / on hold question Have the question edited (e.g. by having someone else do it) Click the "this question has been edited" notice What happens: The question is ...