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Don't move me to the suggested edits queue from the first posts

Reviving Reviewing a suggested edit from a review queue jumps to the suggested edit queue and Allow moderators to handle suggested edits without leaving the dashboard because there has been no ...
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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.
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Is it possible for me to edit my answer without bumping the question up the list?

I tend to work by writing the gist of an answer, posting it, then looking up quotes and citations, adding each one, one at a time, saving in between additions, and frequently returning to improve the ...
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Can I insert a time stamp into a question or answer?

The timing of a post in implicit, but I want to say something like "as of now" or "as of this writing", which could be ambiguous because of editing. Sure, someone could review the edit history of a ...
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Rejecting a suggested edit twice breaks the error message

If you open up a suggested edit review twice in two different windows, and attempt to review it in both, ordinarily it will display an error message, explaining why you can't review it the second ...
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Editing Incorrect Information in Questions [duplicate]

Edit: This question is specifically not related to code. I'm aware of the precedent on fixing code mistakes. As there did not seem to be any established precedent for issues not related to ...
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Should I edit my bad questions even if it causes good answers to lose context?

There is a hypothetical user on Programmers.SE. Let's call him Devorlor. He asked some bad questions, but despite this, he received some very useful and upvoted answers. This hypothetical user was ...
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Give room owners the ability to edit their own old chat messages

It seems strange to me that a diamond on any site (not just chat rooms for their site) can edit the old messages of anyone in any chatroom, yet room owners can't edit their old messages in rooms they ...
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No rep for edits once user has edit privileges, even below 1000?

On the Law.SE Beta I earned edit privileges at 500 total rep, and ever since then my edits have earned no rep. I have earned nowhere near the 1000 rep limit from edits suggested in the FAQ. Is this ...
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How can users convince SE that the 6 character minimum edit requirement is counterproductive?

SE sites do not allow edits of less than 6 characters. This is counterproductive, and results in the exact problem it is trying to solve: trivial edits. Because of SE's 6 character minimum edit ...
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Why isn't the edit privilege tied to the user's actual number of edits?

I have just heard a story (unverified, but that doesn't matter here) of a user, who gained 2000+ reputation in a relatively short period of time, by asking just two stellar questions. This gave him a ...
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Edit made, but no edit shown [duplicate]

On the Programmers.se, an edit was made to my post, which I can see on the hot questions list. This edit was made by a Moderator (note the diamond) so it should be shown in my question, but when I ...
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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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When pasting on SE, how to copy and preserve text formatting from a website?

I often quote from websites such as Etymonline which use bolded and italics and/or both, when I write posts on SE. How can I efficiently replicate the formatting as well? At present, I copy and ...
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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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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