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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 ...
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How can I tell if a question has been shared? [duplicate]

If you look at the edit history of a question (ie here), you can see if that question has been shared. However, if the question has not been edited then I don't see a way of finding out if it has been ...
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Is “Hope that answered your question” considered a prohibited “signature, taglines, or greetings”

From http://$SITE.stackexchange.com/help/behavior. Do not use signature, taglines, or greetings. Every post you make is already “signed” with your standard user card, which links directly back to ...
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'user can edit question directly, suggesting an edit is not allowed.' while trying to edit another user's post?

Whenever I attempt to edit another user's question I get an error using the iOS app: user can edit question directly, suggesting an edit is not allowed. What's the reason for this error? I'm not ...
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Rollback edit privilege missing from help center

Reading a quite recent question raised on MSO, I immediately went on to read the help center entry on full edit privileges. There is actually no mention of attaining the rollback privilege at all. A ...
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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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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 ...