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Is there a 'playground' where one can experiment with SE editing features in titles?

I just asked this question on meta.earthscience.SE and while writing it thought Maybe it's possible to have subscripts in a title using other tags?. Is there a way (place) to experiment with things ...
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Editing a post shows error about suggesting an edit

I just tried to edit one of my questions using the app. When I hit preview and submit it gave me this error: What is the cause and can this be fixed?
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How can I update/comment on a locked/closed question [duplicate]

There is a question which was raised almost 7 years ago which should probably be updated. Why would one mark local variables and method parameters as "final" in Java? It should be noted ...
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Picture rotation

Is there a way to quickly rotate a picture in the SE editor without saving it on disk and rotating it in some image tool and reuploading it? E.g. consider the picture below, assume I would like to ...
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Can we have an “edit question” magic link for answer comments?

Yet another request for a magic link. In the following situations: I answer a question, the asker replies to me in a comment, and I want to reply to them asking them to edit certain information into ...
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Could the 'This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit.' rejection option be made a bit more clear?

I'm having trouble making sense of this option. No-no-no - Not whining about an edit rejection. More than anything this reason for rejection seemingly makes no sense of the context of the edit ...
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[I'm Done] button is available after [Save Edits] even when nothing was edited in First Posts queue

In the First Posts review queue, it's possible to click edit to edit the post, then to immediately click Save Edits without having actually modified anything. If we do so, the button I'm Done becomes ...
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Closing an edit review makes it disappear

I recently accidentally closed an edit review window without taking any action on it. Since I wanted to take action (I was using another browser tab to confirm details in the edit) it was frustrating ...
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Sometimes it looks like nothing has been changed after an edit

Every once in a while, I come across an edit which appears to don't change anything, e.g. this edit: A tag is added and the title is changed. But there is also an edit in the body which appears ...
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Clicking 'discard' under an answer whilst editing a post inline causes the tags in the edit to also be removed

A gif to explain: As you can see, clicking 'discard' under an answer whilst editing a post inline causes the tags in the edit to also be removed. I presume this is because the click handler ...
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Why does a removed spam answer show up as modified in the question list?

When I looked on the question list in the new navigation (don't know if it is specific there or not), I saw a spam post being 'modified' by OP. Since that is quite uncommon, I though of checking it ...
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Missing [?] notifications on edits of other users performed on own posts [duplicate]

Here's my original post on Meta Italian.SE, which I'm now transposing here since I'm now positive that this is happening network-wide. I've noticed that edits of other users performed on my own posts ...
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How can 'community' edit posts? [duplicate]

I stumbled upon this answer, it has an edit by 'Community ♦'. This was changed (bold is added): You access the the property in the wrong way. But Community ♦, is a background process right, at ...
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Should I edit the legacy name if its owner has change to a new username?

From here: It is highly in doubt that @Robert Cartaino used to be @rcar. Should I edit this?
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What to do if someone posts a second answer that should have been an edit?

Recently I answered a question, got an accept vote, pretty standard. Another person posted a one sentence answer with a link that wasn't very clearly explained, also standard. Then, this morning, the ...
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(How) can I see the edit history of questions in Area 51?

Someone recently left a comment on an older Area 51 example question of mine. When reading the comment, I noticed that the question title was slightly different than I remembered it. Indeed, the ...
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How can I add explanations to previous edits? [duplicate]

I made an edit to my post while leaving the "explain the reason for your edit" part empty. But now I want to add the reason without re-editing the question. Is there a way for this? Discussion : If ...
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Why would a user make a trivial edit?

On a number of occasions I've noticed that users make minor edits to questions I ask. I can understand edits for spelling, grammar, code formatting etc, but I'm surprised to see so many edits for ...
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Where can I see how many approved edits are left to gain reputation?

We all know that you can get 1000 reputation by editing posts while you are below 2k reputation. Is there any way to keep track of these? Is the number "post edited" in the profile connected to it ...
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How do we encourage edits to obsolete/out of date answers?

As the network ages and we have answers that are 7+ years old, we run into situations where changes in technology, etc. result in a once great answer becoming out-of-date, obsolete, or somewhat ...
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Editing the latest revision of certain types of posts (incl. tag wikis) within the grace period throws an error (but succeeds anyway)

Steps to reproduce: Go to a site where you have tag wiki editing privileges (20k+ graduated, 4k+ beta) and edit the tag wiki (not the excerpt). Make some changes. Click "Save Edits". Go to the ...
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Will a bounty be automatically awarded to an answer that was posted before the bounty, if it has been edited? [duplicate]

Similar to this question In a bounty scenario, can an answer from before the bounty be automatically accepted? But in my case (Make Gmail send automatic canned responses for email it gets via POP) ...
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If I add an @reply when editing a comment, does it trigger a notification? [duplicate]

It sometimes happens that I leave a comment on a post, meaning it as a reply to another user, but I forget to include a @reply string to notify the other user. If I edit my comment (within the 5 ...
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Rejected edits by community should not show up anywhere

A bunch of my edits were rejected by community as This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit. However, when try to edit something, it says: Also, 5 of those are community reject due to ...
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Is it possibly to send a message to a user who edited a question / answer? [duplicate]

I know is not possible to send a personal message to another user. What I would like to do would be to inform a user that I am rolling back an edit he made and explain him the reasons for doing so. ...
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Increase the quality of suggested edits [duplicate]

Please review the duplicate again. I think this question is not a duplicate. I was thinking about a way to improve the quality of suggested edits. I even more often than sometimes find myself ...
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How can I see the edit history? [duplicate]

Suppose someone has commented or answered my question. Is it possible to check the edit history of comments and answers to find out what was changed?
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Why vote for suggested-edits when you can edit yourself?

Example case: Browse Stack Overflow to answer questions Open a question and see it is badly formatted See a suggested-edit already alleviating the formatting issue Accepting the suggested edit Back ...
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Warn if the generated preview HTML is different from the cached HTML when starting to edit a post

Occasionally, the Markdown engine has breaking changes made to it; three such changes are coming up when CommonMark compatibility is brought in. There's a suggestion there for warning editors that ...
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Substantial edit rejected by Community ♦ [duplicate]

My recently suggested edit for the Careers ad asking if I want to work where I already work? question got immediately rejected first by Community ♦ on the following grounds (screenshot): Then, ...
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Is it expected for reviewers to verify all information in a suggested edit?

Most of this is a copy from my meta post here at Open Source: I recently made a review that you can find here (Note that the "Emacs" spelling changes were made after I had done the review). Also ...
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iOS app does not show a pending edit (upon both saving the edit and subsequent edits)

This issue is in fact in two parts, showing up in two distinct parts of the UI, although the root cause may be the same. Should I post two separate bug reports? Once an edit has been made ...
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What to do in this situation?

So if I meet a poor post, like this one: Organizing methods within classes in a simulation of a dice game What should I do? I can't format the code without breaking the question. Should I flag as ...
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Your edit can only be saved if it is more thorough than the currently saved one - but it lies

I encountered a question in a close-review queue (this may be significant?) and edited it to bring it back on topic. While I was editing it, the notification bar indicate it had been concurrently ...
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All my edits are lost after android Stack Exchange app is paused and resumed [duplicate]

If you are editing the text in the android app, then switch to another app, and return back to the app all the edits are lost. This seems to happens when the OS kills the app after pausing in order ...
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How did this new user bypass code mandatory rule?

With reference to this question: From Code Editor to Wordpress I was editing the post for formatting issue and when I was saving it, it prompted me for How did the new user on the website manage ...
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Remove trailing whitespace and newlines after edit submission

After an edit please can all trailing white space and newlines be removed? By that I mean at the end of the question. I know it doesn't affect the output but it doesn't need to be there, and can ...
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Add button to watch questions/get notified on edits, comments, etc

I often have the situation that I read a question and leave a comment requesting an edit to provide more information by the OP. Currently, I add the phrase that he/she should please also write a ...
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Help text for editing tag-wiki excerpts gives bad advice [duplicate]

The help center on tag-wiki excerpts says amongst others: Avoid generically defining the concept behind a tag, unless it is highly specialized. The “email” tag, for example, does not need to ...
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Please change the “pending edit cannot edit” error screen [duplicate]

Eww. Please could there be some CSS going on there? By that I mean more than just a margin. Even better, there could be a Red AJAX (?) popup box, telling me the info rather than an ugly ...
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Display countdown timer for comment editing

Sometimes I find something wrong enough with my comments to want to change them. Up until now I have been fine with trying to submit the edit within the 5 minutes, and copy; delete original; then ...
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Edits to comments should give a pop-in, just like it is with questions/answers

When another person's comment is edited, in order to see an edit has been made you have to refresh. In case this idea has not been given here on Meta, why not make edits to comments give a pop-in, ...
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Android app replaces links and text after editing

Using the android app, whenever one edits an answer containing links by adding one or more extra links, all pre-existing links and their displayed text are replaced by the last link in the list ...
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Should I revert this edit? Etiquette? [closed]

A user made a minor edit (#4) to my question which I think detracts from the meaning. There are differences between homes and businesses, so I think that information could be relevant. Should I just ...
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How to format code [duplicate]

I find this web site extremely difficult to use. How do I add code? I have spent the last two hours trying to post a question, but can't because of some type of editing of code. I have a Spring XML ...
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What should I do if bad question in first posts review queue has edit pending

So recently I was in the "first posts" review queue in Arqade. One of the questions was bad. I would have edited it, except that the edit button was greyed out. Should I wait for it to be edited first ...
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Would it be feasible to implement a (tightly restricted) unbump?

I just came across a question on the front page of Meta from 2008. This happens about once a month. Heck, it might happen more often but I only notice when the question is wildly obsolete. Often it ...
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Stack Exchange revisions dropdown does nothing? [duplicate]

When someone edits a post on Stack Exchange, there's a dropdown menu that says "Revision", the editor, the time, and a note. But that dropdown menu does nothing at all. This is what the ...
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Can we make “non-substantive” edits fall off the front page faster than new questions?

I know that requests for a "minor edit" option come up all the time and are routinely rejected, and for good reasons. (Details can be seen, among other places, at Could we have the ability to mark a ...
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Bug when editing comments

When I add a comment and after that I edit it, the cursor goes to the upper left corner of the first comment and the page is not longer usable: I am using Internet Explorer. The same problem I can ...