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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 ...
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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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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 ...