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Why is it shown that Community modified a post when it did not?

For example on this post, it's shown that the last edit is made by a user a while ago. On the homepage however, it shows that Community modified it 7 hours ago, even though there is no edit to be ...
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How much reputation can I gain for a significant helpful contribution by editing a post?

Suppose that an answer was up-voted or accepted after my editing. Do I always get only a maximum of +2 to my reputation on each approved edits? Is there a mechanism that provides more improved ...
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How would I find which of my posts have been edited by someone other than myself?

Can you point me to the api and query syntax so I can determine which of my posts have been edited on one or more Stack Exchange sites by users other than me? I am looking for a query to retrieve the ...
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Can I delete old downvoted questions that I edited but which were never upvoted, so I don't get banned?

I have old down-voted questions that are (3-4 months old). Can I delete them? I already updated most of those down-voted questions, but the votes on them didn't change. Some of those question are ...
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Allow the user to see the rejection feedback for his/her edit

It would help if I could see the feedback when I edit question or answer for other user, so I do not do the same thing again. for example: if I edit an answer and it rejected by the reviewer for the ...
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Any mechanism to prevent rep farming with no-brainer editing?

I've just came from the Suggested Edits review queue of StackOverflow because I found an user who was farming reputation with no-brainer editing. The reason why I referred it as "farming" and ...
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You can get around the suggested edit pending blocker

The post about the edit button being disabled says: There is an edit to a particular post that was not approved yet. This suggests that you shouldn't be able to edit a question, however: ...
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Is iterative refinement of the same wiki tag/excerpt with more than just minor fixes OK?

I admire the way tags are used/implemented on Stack Exchange. They seem like a variation, or illustration, of: "You only get one chance to make a first impression". "How would you describe your ...
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Viewing revisions on mobile [duplicate]

Could this feature be implemented? I don't see what the point of being able to edit, and being able to see that a question has been edited but not be able to see past edits. Or is it supposed to ...
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Improve notice user receives when editing a question with a dupe title

Inspired by this question: Can't edit question - title already exists Synopsis: When editing a question that has a duplicate title, the system prompts the user (editor) to change the title, and ...
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Editing to enter a too long tag name and cancelling the edit still causes the “tag name too long” error balloon to display

I tried editing a question to add a tag (the question was migrated from another site and came across untagged) and the best I could think of was adding a new one. Unfortunately the name I picked to ...
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Does the votes of a question change if the question is edited?

Does the votes of a question change if the question is edited? I have the same question about the answers.
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How does “Do you want to close this tab” nag work or what am I missing about it?

Case 1: I edit a new question (or answer) and close the tab. I see nag asking, if I really want to close that tab or else I will lose my work. I agree. Tab closes. I open site in another tab and ...
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Is there any way at all to create my own anchors in an answer [duplicate]

After writing a very long answer (as the initial answer was producing lots of questions), I wanted to add a table of contents to ease browsing the answer. But I was unable to create HTML anchors for ...
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Bad URL check performed on edit, but not on initial question submission? [duplicate]

I am not sure if this is a bug or a design error, but I came across this issue on SE Information Security. I assume that the same code is employed across the various SE sites, so I am posting my ...
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Who can edit the “ask / don't ask” part of the tour?

Who is able to edit this section of the tour of an SE site? I know that moderators can edit the /help/on-topic page, which is somewhat similar to the above section: both have lists of allowed and ...
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Please save my edit summary when edited within grace period [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce: Edit the body of any post. Edit it again immediately, but only modify the edit summary. Check the revisions page. The original edit summary will be retained. A user has to edit ...
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Partial self-answering etiquette

I asked why some error occurred in my code and why some programs behave in a different way than I expect from reading other questions/documentation. Then I found a workaround bypassing the problem in ...
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Show when posts were edited, in the comment list

When a post is unclear, people comment on the post about clarifying it, as well as how to reach a solution. Occasionally, when the OP edits his post, the entire meaning of the post changes (usually, ...
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Create “edit” link in Review Suggested Edits

Recently I suggested an edit for a question that fixed several typos/grammar mistakes in the original question. Immediatelly after hitting "Save Edits", I realized I had missed one typo. I went into ...
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Should trusted users be able to make edits on other sites without review

I've just joined a Stack Exchange site that's in beta and received the usual Association Bonus of +100, for having an account with reputation above the required level on the network. I answered a ...
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Is there any way to view a list of all recent tag wiki edits on a specific site?

I would like to monitor tag wiki edits on a specific SE site. Is there any way to view a list of all recent tag wiki edits on a specific site?
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How to know who offered bounty when revision history is not available?

The answers here explain that looking at revision history will show who offered bounties. However what to do when no revision history is available? Like in this question, the first answer has been ...
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Editing on mobile UI duplicated my answer instead of editing it

I posted an answer, then decided I wanted to edit in a quotation. I did so, but it resulted in a new answer instead of an edit to my original answer. This was in the mobile view on Safari (iOS 8.1.3). ...
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Still able to review wiki edits during a review ban

I recently failed a couple audits and got review banned. As of now: However, I just reviewed this wiki edit: I wasn't able to review the related excerpt edit though: Additionally... ...I am ...
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Facility to search for posts that need editing ('edit' or 'update' tags)

I have recently been trying to get rid of the posts where they label an edit with an "Edit:" marker. I think that an option should be added to the Stack Exchange network home page for questions ...
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Tag and title edits should not remove a question from Close queue

Any edit from the Close Queue removes the question from the queue — even if the editor did nothing but add a tag. This is inconsistent with the behavior of the Reopen Queue: for an edit to put a ...
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Block Search Engines from Indexing “edited history” of questions

I had some spare time, and found out that Google actually indexes the "edited history" of a question. I think you guys should add the "edited history" as one of the pages that robots from search ...
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Bug in editing a post with images in it

In improving the alt-texts on Mi Yodeya, I came across this odd bug while editing a question. The picture in the post shows normally, when I'm not editing it: However, when editing the post, the ...
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Can we auto-flag edits to previously disputed posts?

One scenario I've run into several times now that I wish had been instantly brought to a moderator's attention is the case of edits to posts that have previously been locked for a content dispute. It ...
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Add a “Reject and Flag Original Post” button to Suggested Edit Review Queue Interface

TL;DR I am requesting that a button be added to the Suggested Edit Review Queue interface to reject an edit and flag the post that the edit was made on. Background I started working through the ...
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What happens to downvotes or upvotes when a question is rolled back?

Currently the votes are fixed after a particular time. One can't undo or upvote a post previously downvotted by him/her unless the post is edited. So, say the question was edited by another person ...
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Helping a user who asks multiple questions? [duplicate]

A brand new user asked two very unrelated questions in a single post. Both had sufficient detail to become their own post. See the revision history here: Two Pokemon Questions What is the best ...
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Will having more than 1000 reputation points allow me to edit per site Meta posts as well?

Currently suggested edits are not permitted in the baby meta sites (per meta sites). If my reputation exceeds 1000 in the main site, will I be permitted to edit (not suggested edit but direct edit) ...
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How can locked posts be editable? [duplicate]

The locked post FAQ says locked posts cannot be edited, yet Graph visualization library in JavaScript can be edited (at least, the lock message says so, and I can open the edit dialogue).
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Workaround Bug in Suggested Edits After 20 Review Limit

Normally, when you are reviewing suggested edits, and you come across one you would like to further edit, you (as the reviewer) can click on Improve Edit and make changes. When you click on Improve ...
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After my question is downvoted and edited will it still reach users? [duplicate]

Say that I have asked a question on MSE and then it is downvoted, after I edit it to form a better question will my question move up the queue of questions so that people can read it again and upvote ...
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Pattern for spam edits on blender.se

After reviewing this edit, I knew I had seen spam on that post before. Turns out that, after some digging and filtering out the edits on tag wikis, that spam on the blender stack exchange site seems ...
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Why is “improve this question / answer” shown to anonymous users instead of “edit”?

If I browse a site as an anonymous user, instead of "edit" I see: "improve this question / answer". I don't get it, are anonymous users considered to be kinda dumb and don't understand "edit"? ...
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Edit question when offering bounty to someone else's question

Suppose, there is already a question by another user that is very similar to the one I want to ask and that has answers (maybe including an accepted one). I want to offer a bounty for that question, ...
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Notify commentator(s) when post edited

It is known that commentators won't be modified when a post is edited. As a result, comments with the words "@user Code fixed. See updated post" or similar are very common, and sometimes they may add ...
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Misleading message on trying to edit a “known good” audit

I wanted to edit an answer in the Low Quality review queue. It was a "known good" audit, so the message said: If you still want to edit it, use the link to the right to return to the post. ...
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Inappropriate match on tag prevents use

A user on meta Raspberry Pi Exchange, where I'm a moderator, recently asked this question which seems to indicate a bug. In brief, the user went to edit a question tagged qtonpi. When the edit was ...
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Review queue to approve edits to very old posts with/without bumping

Following up on the discussion here, I make the following proposal to address the problem of edits to lots of very old posts causing newer posts to be bumped down. Create a new review queue for ...
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Include tags in generic “Edited Tags” reason [duplicate]

I propose that names of tags added/removed are included in the generic "Edited Tags" Edit Summary. I think this would promote good reviewing and clarify revision history. Example: Instead of ...
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Is it OK to reuse tag wiki descriptions across Stack Exchange sites?

Certain tags are common to more than one Stack Exchange sites and the context is similar enough for these sites to share a common description of the tag (or at least significant portions of the ...
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Show notification if an edit is pending

On the Android app if you edit a post that has an edit pending approval you can edit the post without any notification of that and submitting your edit will decline the pending edit. Would it be ...
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The MathJax help link should point to the tutorial on mathematics

When editing a post on a site where MathJax is enabled there in "how to format" there is a link Mathjax help which points to a page not as useful as the Mathjax tutorial on ...
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Android app crashes when rotating the “Getting preview” or “Posting edit” dialog

App version: 1.0.52 When you edit a question and rotate the screen while the "Getting preview" or "Posting edit" dialog is showing the app will crash. 12-25 21:38:07.033 E/AndroidRuntime(4768): ...
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Does the question OP have the right to edit an answer to line up with their own ideas?

A user suggested an edit to my answer on this question of theirs. They removed relevant, useful information from my answer because (presumably) it incriminates them of spamming. Fortunately, because ...