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Improve edit does not increase edit count

This and this explains, why my review count does not increase, when editing a question directly from the review page / review queue. But, why my edit count does not increase, when I hit Improve Edit ...
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Editing an answer to a question while writing an answer makes the “Answer this Question” button reappear

I was writing an answer (had text in the textbox) to Feedback Requested: Stack Overflow design update and noticed an answer up above that needed a little work. I edited the answer, and scrolled down ...
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Is an edit that changes mobile links to desktop links a meaningful edit?

Some websites, like Wikipedia, use an m. prefix to distinguish between the mobile and the desktop version. Mobile users often automatically get the mobile version when navigating to the desktop ...
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Let moderators use blacklisted tags on historical questions

The Stack Exchange team has the ability to blacklist a tag even when the tag still exists. With the combination of Shog's new tag-specific popup messages, some tags which are blacklisted now have ...
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Allow high rep users to edit other SE answers/questions

At the moment, users with 200+ reputation on one SE site get an automatic 100 rep bonus on any SE sites where they have a profile. This allows all the basic privileges like flagging, voting up, and ...
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Could we restrict reputation bonus for edits to a minimum character length, and remove the edit size restriction?

In Austio's response to this question, it needs a single character edit which is critical to the response (@user should be @users). However, due to the edit length restriction, I could not make the ...
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Can you check how much reputation you have from suggested edits?

When I first started on SE, I thought that making edits was a cheap way to earn reputation, I'd notice the same people making tiny edits to what seemed like almost every answer and question, what I ...
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Can I disable editing on my questions? [duplicate]

I've had questions that I've asked be edited into an entirely different question and thus receive irrelevant answers. Is there any way to prevent others from editing my questions without permission?
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Add a tickbox to on-hold/closed question edit area to signify the edit is not to resurrect/re-open

Edits performed to on-hold and closed questions which are not intended as a re-open attempt should not send the question to the re-open queue. Currently there is no way to identify this. The ...
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Reflecting unreviewed edit in answer editing page

If I edit a question that is not mine, then my edit is visible only to me until it is pair reviewed, but when I am editing my answer on this question I see original question's text not the edited ...
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Include edit comment in notification of edits

When someone edits one of my questions or answers, I get a notification in my inbox that just says that it was edited. It would be better if the notification included the editing comment, if there was ...
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How to cite a meta discusion in edit comments?

Let's say there is a meta discussion about retagging, and I would like to go through a few questions to retag them according to the outcome of the discussion. I think it would be helpful to cite the ...
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Edit Q&A with less than 6 characters [duplicate]

I've seen many questions (on Stack Overflow) that the have bad formatting, especially in code blocks. It should be possible to make an edit to a post (even if editing less than 6 characters) if some ...
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Don't count approving edits from the post itself towards by review count

If i find a pending edit to a post while browsing, but have already reviewed 20 edits that day from the queue, i'm unable to review that edit. I'm pretty sure that the reason for limiting to 20 ...
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Rolling back edits to remove posts from the reopen queue

I'm aware that questions that are edited within 5 days of being put on-hold are bumped into the Reopen Queue. However, it's not clear whether rolling back the edits will remove it. I'm curious about ...
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In close review, can we tell what was added after the flag or vote?

When reviewing a question in the close review queue, it is not obvious what happened after the first close vote or flag that was starting the closing process. Is there a way to find the time of this ...
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Review indicator flag showing (orange) but no reviews pending [duplicate]

Screenshot below but the gist is that I'm seeing the flag but no edits seem to be pending. Thanks in advance, Mark
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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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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 ...