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Some suggested features for reviewing suggested edit

When I was reviewing the edit suggestions for my question, I noticed that I needed some features. I suggest them here: Link to return to my question directly. Show my question without highlight. ...
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Expose the edit history of moderator-edited comments to other moderators

I was recently notified that another moderator on the site had suspended a specific user. I followed this to the source, but found some edited comments. My colleague had removed the offending parts ...
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OP changed their question and now there is an answer targeting the new version and another answer targeting the old version

OP asked a question. Someone posted an answer targeting this question. OP changed their question entirely (which they shouldn't have done). Someone else posted an answer targeting the new question. ...
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“Dear All” difference between post and edit [duplicate]

I was just out and about looking for posts to help me secure the timelord hat and I found this one If you notice at the first of the question it says Dear All. If however, you click edit and look ...
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If I click “an edit has been applied to this post”, hatz disappear!

I just went to a question. It was edited and the banner saying that "an edit has been applied to this post, click to load" appeared. I clicked it and then the avatars of the editor and OP lost their ...
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Make the `[edit]` pseudo-link in comments easier to see

The [edit] pseudolink in a comment turns into the word "edit" linked to the edit page for the post that the comment is attached to. However, I find that by default, the link isn't very easy to make ...
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Add an option to explain a rollback [duplicate]

I rolled back a major edit to one of my questions today, but I found no place to put the reason I thought the edit was not appropriate. In this case, I thought the edits would have been better if ...
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How should posts be edited?

When editing a post, are there any rules you should follow? For example: a note to what comment or answer you replied keywords you should use, so everyone can see that this wasn't part of the ...
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Edit help overlays on the footer in edit [duplicate]

Not sure if it is reported, but I couldn't find any. So, in edit page for questions/answers, when we scroll down, the help on the right will overlay on the footer. I am not sure if it is a bug or ...
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Closing edit review window doesn't close reject dialog

Click the parent window's x: Oh noes, the child is left an orphan!
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Your tags couldn't be submitted. Please see the error above

I am trying to edit a post to improve it, but cannot: Get the count of numbers doubling using SQL? I am editing posts a lot and I know the message well. But this time it is a. wrong b. ...
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Replacing an asked question without answers with a new question, so that a bounty can be started more quickly

I've 1200-odd reputation; I've been working on a problem for about 4 business days, and I need to get on top of it urgently. In the course of working on it, I've tried a multitude of approaches and ...
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Regarding specific edit

One of my questions had a suggested edit and I approved it. I am still having a feeling that there wasn't a reason to make that edit. It was addition of a relevant tag. The question was quite old. The ...
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The title doesn't update when changed using the mouse

When I edit the title with the mouse, it doesn't change: Alternative spelt wrong: Alternative spelt right in editor (I right clicked to change it with spell check) but it doesn't update: ...
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Help me count editors of this post (made CW by “more than 5 different editor”, I found only 3) [duplicate]

This post was made community wiki in rev 14. Edit summary says: [Post Made Community Wiki by being edited by more than 5 different editor] (Side note "5 different editor" (instead of ...
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Get notified of new answers when using mobile site

When I access sites from a Desktop or the mobile app, I get notified when there has been an edit or a new answer while I'm answering or commenting on a question. For example, if I'm writing an answer ...
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Do self-answered questions count as progress towards the Explainer, Refiner, Illuminator badges? [duplicate]

I tend to answer my own questions if they remain unanswered for some time, and I wondered this: If I edit my question within 12 hours before or after answering it, like I do with others' questions, ...
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Trying to edit a comment after the grace period: The message “This comment was edited 1 time” is misleading

I tried to edit my comment which I had edited already in Pro Webmasters but I'm not allowed to edit and when I moved my mouse courser to edit symbol it indicating a message that "This comment was ...
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Inline tag edits don't show my edit until the page is refreshed [duplicate]

I often use the inline tag editor on Stack Overflow. However, the "Edited [time] ago" box below doesn't appear until after the page is refreshed. This is different than the behavior if I use the edit ...
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Is there really a threat from community trusted person to edit on the sites he joins with 100 rep? [duplicate]

I'm sort of unsatisfied with the fact that whenever I join a Beta (or a respected site for that matter) I get my edits reviewed and I can't of course review edits myself. I pointed out the Beta case ...
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I can't suggest edits [duplicate]

I've got 364 rep, but I can't suggest edits when I'm in iPhone app. I don't know if I can suggest edits when I go to the computer/full version, though.
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Tag-Wiki edit submit gets error, clearer reasons requested

I'm trying to submit a tag-wiki on Cogsi.SE, who's edit review queue is currently at 38. I keep getting the error: An error occurred while submitting the post Here's a screenshot of what's ...
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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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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 ...