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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 ...
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anonymizing questions - editing questions in a way makes it anonymous [duplicate]

examples would like to know if Maximo anywhere application is running in offline mode then how much data it can save? The scenario is that, engineer visit remote plants for around weeks (Oil ...
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Should I roll back this answer edit? Is there a better way to handle this? [closed]

This answer was originally posted in 2009. This March, 5 years and 3 months later, someone else decided to remove nearly any trace of the original answer (the only thing preserved was the ...
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Where's my 5 minute grace period gone?

I just posted an answer. (Revision history here.) I edited it a few seconds later (within my 5 minute grace period), and it comes up as a new revision!? Why? ^^You can see 'answered 1 min ago', ...
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Should I submit a partial edit to prevent people downvoting a reasonable question?

Sometimes I come across a really, really badly formatted post, that actually has a good question in it, like this. I start editing it, but in the meantime (before I have submitted) it collects a ...
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Editing chat message does not reflect previous edit by moderator

When a mod edits another user's chat message, it doesn't seem possible for that user to make changes to the new revision. Steps to reproduce: Post a message in chat. Have a(nother) moderator edit ...
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Odd characters showing up after an edit

I was trying to make an edit on this question. Minor spelling change and I added a link to better justify the small change. When I submitted the edit I was surprised to see oodles of these ...
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What edits does the profile stat count?

Strunk and White badge is telling me I have 76, the posts edited says 82, and revisions says 217 (I understand that a lot of those are on my own posts and thus not counted) But the suggestions say ...
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Should we be editing answers that have incorrect instructions now that the users' profiles interface has been redesigned?

For example I ran into this answer about how to access your flair. It had outdated information since the flair page link is not where it used to be now. So I edited it with a new screen shot and ...
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How to deal with excessive editor?

What are the appropriate steps to take when an overbearing, yet well-respected, user consistently edits posts to the point they lose all their character? For example, occasionally, people will use ...
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What are some guidelines for editing questions, and how to respond to massive edits?

Are there any official guidelines or rules for editing (others') questions? and/or What is your opinion on what is reasonable? If someone seriously changes my question in a way I don't like, (when) ...
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iOS app doesn't show edit notifications in the inbox [duplicate]

Viewing SE in a desktop browser, I get edit notifications in the inbox: But in the iOS app (version 1.2.2), I do not see edit notifications in the inbox:
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Allow moderators to edit the edit summary after an edit has exited the grace period [duplicate]

Very occasionally, users leave edit summaries which are downright inappropriate. At present, the best we can do in such instances is to contact a Stack Exchange employee and ask for a revision purge, ...
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Why was my edit rejected and can I do anything about it? [closed]

I was wondering why my edit 7705892 on stack overflow was rejected. It improves the grammar and moves code from a comment, which should of been in the original post. Both of these things are called ...
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There are no tag bubbles when editing questions [duplicate]

When editing a question, hovering over the question's tags does not pop up the tag bubble. As edits can involve re-tagging, being able to see the excerpt in the tag bubble would be really useful as ...
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Is it OK to use a third party code formatting service while editing a post?

Whenever I see a poorly formatted post (might be a question or an answer) or completely non-formatted code, I use an online tool such as Instant SQL Formatter to format the code, and then I edit the ...
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Missing background on stackexchange's meta edit section [duplicate]

Editing my post I found that in the "How to edit" and "How to format" sections there isn't a background. This happens too in any other post on stackexchange.com
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Allow the original poster the option to apply a rejected suggested edit on their own post

This isn't to change to the current rejection process or review queue in any way. There was recently a rejected edit on one of my answers. It was correct to reject from the reviewer's point of ...
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Not all tags are shown when trying to edit a post [duplicate]

When trying to edit this phys.SE question, the tag line becomes this: Where two and a half tags are hidden, and it is impossible to get the two leftmost ones to show. The same happens when I try to ...
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Is there a maximum rep gained from suggested edits on beta sites?

On main sites there is a max of 1000 (1k) rep from suggested edits (so 500 suggestions). On beta sites, however, the Editing Priv is 500. So can I get to that priv just by editing, or is the 1000 max ...
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When salutations are automatically removed, should a new revision be made to show this?

When I edit a question, site scripts can automatically apply edits which are deemed as required in addition to my edit. The script's edits are stored in the edit history under my name inline with my ...
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Line breaks don't count in the edited character count

I came across a question today on the parenting site and the post was decent and communicated the problem well, except the formatting was horrible. The post used proper sentences and everything, but ...
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Does the OP have the right to undo edits?

I just saw the following comment: As the original author, you always have first dibs at undoing any edits. Glad you approve though :-) – SomeMod♦ Is this right? This suggests that the OP is ...
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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, ...