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Edit and leave closed?

One of the most common reasons for questions to end up in the reopen queue is when a closed question is edited. Sometimes, those edits are not in good faith, like this one: I do not want to either ...
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Editing large question crashes SE app for iOS [duplicate]

Attempting to edit this question causes the iOS mobile app (1.4.5) to crash. I'm using an iPhone 6 with iOS 9.3.1.
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Why I can't edit my post? Warning that I am trying to spam! [duplicate]

I asked this question on Mathematica meta. I am just copy that post here I am trying to edit my post. However, when I trying to submit the changes. I got this warning Ok, this is polite enough and ...
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Suggested edit from question author to their own question goes to review queue

The only previous questions I could find about this here on Meta Stack Exchange turned out to be an edit by the question author through a different account (same name and avatar, but different ...
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Confusing dialog when cancelling an edit [duplicate]

When I cancel an edit, I get this dialog box: (I'm using Chrome on Ubuntu if that matters.) So I need to click "OK" to cancel the edit, and "Cancel" not to cancel the edit. I initially suggested ...
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optimization - linking comments to edits

It has become quite a common occurrence now that I edit a post, flag a comment for removal citing the 'obsolete' reason, and almost all of those flags get marked as helpful, and the comment removed. ...
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Edit via iOS app - “This suggested edit changes too much”

When I wanted to edit the title of this question on the iOS app, I received an error message: This suggested edit changes too much I changed only the title (from "Question is not fully load in ...
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Referencing answers in question space

I recently asked this question. After receiving 2 good answers I was torn between which one to pick. One answers my question directly, but the other was more useful to me. (that could possible be ...
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Use a comment as a reason for an edit [duplicate]

One of the purposes of comments is to provide feedback on a post, and this request is specific to the comments that are feedback on ways to improve the post. When an edit is being made to a post, the ...
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Answer edited to add another solution while overwriting the previous accepted solution [duplicate]

This is my answer to a question, well, it used to be until the edit. This is the edit history for my answer. I just opened StackOverflow and I saw some users(Users - Community and Dawson) has edited ...
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What if someone substantially edits your answer, removing several key pieces of information, while admittedly improving some typos?

A question requested multiple answers to problems upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, "Please list your experiences". Since my experience was not represented, I added an answer of medium quality. Since then, ...
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Editing a post doesn't use the latest revision on Android app

I was attempting to edit an answer I submitted earlier and I ran into what may be a bug. I had already accepted someone else's edit, using the "Improved edit" button to add some further clarification ...
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How do you peer-review other people's edits? [duplicate]

Whenever I try to edit a post on a SE website, it tells me it will be peer-reviewed. How can I peer-review other people's edits?
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Mobile SE sites not allowing edits to edits

When you have less than 2K rep and your edit goes in a queue, you are usually allowed to revise your edit while it is being reviewed, by clicking the edit button again on the question page. However, ...
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Show votes count history in editing (revisions) history

We should show near every revision how many votes the post had at the time of publishing that revision. It can be interesting to see, for example, that, if a question had some features that led to ...
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Email notifications almost guaranteed to be pointless, stale for original poster on suggeted edits

This morning at "4:32 AM (6 hours ago)" -- Eastern Daylight, and times and time zones are relevant -- I was sent an email notification about "Suggested Edit" to a post I made last year: I've never ...
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Can I ask that someone reviews my edits [duplicate]

I have enough reputation that my edits are immediately applied. Sometimes I still feel that they should be peer reviewed, just because I'm not completely sure that my edit was correct. On these ...
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No notification when someone with gold badge edits my question or answer

I recently asked in the SO.pt Meta about some edits made to my questions and answers where I wasn't notified in my inbox. To test the "theory", I asked someone with a gold badge in a tag that I used ...
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Regarding edit summary input validation

I am writing this to inform you about a little bug (input validation) in your site. As I am active on your site, I found that whenever I edit an answer given by any user, I have to pass text in the ...
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Show what has been revised in a direct revision [duplicate]

I wanted to show someone in chat a revision that someone did so I linked it to them: http://stackoverflow.com/revisions/17528749/3 But that just shows this: Which has no data about the ...
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Draft doesn't remember it was an edit

Steps: Begin editing a post Tap Back to hide the draft (blue bubble appears) Go back to the feed (blue bubble no longer visible) Open sidebar and tap to ask a new question Tap dialog to resume ...
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Can't edit comments?

On the site where I moderate, the edit buttons on comments, both my own and others', have disappeared: (However, I still seem to be able to edit my own new comments on sites where I'm not a ...
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Should name auto-suggesting on editing question work?

I don't know if its by design but when I edit my question I can't make @user to suggest users from participants (Answerers, Commenters on question, and Commenters on answers). Should it be turned ...
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Why do question/answer edits bump a question? [duplicate]

I was scrolling through the main page and noticed a post with significantly more views than all the others around it (this was the question: "What causes jitter?" from October '12). It took me a ...
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Data Explorer revert my edit on someone elses query

I have edited / forked a few queries from other users. For example top 100 questions for a given tag without accepted answer number of questions per week given a tag I changed them quite a bit and ...
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No cancel option when editing a nomination

I recently tried to edit my nomination in Travel.SE and when editing I found that there was no cancel button in case I decided not to save my changes. (see the screenshot below) Please add a cancel ...
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Can we have tag wiki and wiki excerpt edit reviews in a separate queue to suggested edits?

To approve tag wiki and wiki excerpts requires 5k. To approve post edits requires 2k. Given there are issues concerning tag wiki edits: Let's stop tag wiki plagiarism Stopping tag wiki ...
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How to deal with a suggested edit on a revision that has already been edited?

Based on this questions: Suggested edits can be submitted even after a concurrent edit Is concurrent editing detection working? (Answer: yes, but only if everyone is slow enough) Today it happened ...
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Don't make tag edits bump posts [duplicate]

Currently, editing a question's tags causes the question to be bumped to the top of the active tab. As I understand it, a question being bumped to the top of active is saying "Hey, community, ...
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Edits suggested within a grace period shouldn't appear as part of the original edit in the review queue

What? Subsequent edits suggested either within their own grace period or within the grace period of the post but after the initial edit was reviewed by a human, will appear to be a part of the ...
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The problem with “deleted x characters in body”

My questions and answers (like everyone's) get edited a lot, and I notice that the edit explanations, which I feel are a very important part of the edit—especially to the OP—are often ...
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Do rejected edits impact the editor's reputation?

Is there any threshold for rejected edits that causes one's reputation decrease or some other loss? In other words, I suggested N edits and all N edits were rejected. What will be the impact on my ...
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Is it acceptable to edit unsalvageable closed questions during tag cleanups?

At Super User, there is a huge ongoing campaign to destroy numerous bad tags. Boatloads of the questions with those tags are closed and not repairable. Sadly, they mostly have (mediocre) answers, and ...
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Do auto-rejections of edits to orphan tag wikis count against me?

I edited the wiki of a tag that had only one question, and then somebody decided that the tag should not exist (they're probably right), they removed it from the question, and so the tag went away. ...
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Show when a post is in the process of being edited [duplicate]

My issue: http://stackoverflow.com/a/35700969/3536236 On this answer I dig in a comment and stated that the poster should add more than just a bare-bones code answer, then we got into a little chat ...
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Low Quality Posts review task can be completed as “Edit” without actually editing the post

When reviewing Low Quality Posts, if you click Edit, and then click Save Edits without making any changes to the post, the review task will be completed, and your review will be marked as "Edit". ...
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Will inline editing ever be rolled out to users with less than 2k rep?

I noticed when I went to a different StackExchange site where I had a lower reputation, I could not see the comments while editing my question. This is especially frustrating when a user makes a ...
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Is there an algorithm in Stack Exchange that promotes quality reviews of edits?

While this may sound like a duplicate to this question: Is there a way to improve the quality of edit reviewing? the answer to that question did not reply to the fundamental problem. Nor did I find ...
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Is there a way to hide edit history of question?

If I want to edit a question, is there any way to not let anyone else see the previous version?
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Should answers that are significantly edited after being accepted be flagged?

There is a question that I answered a while back, that I find myself looking at every now and then. Recently I noticed something that changed about the accepted answer. Here is the question: what ...
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Should I edit a post to replace its image with actual code?

Some people likes asking questions with screenshots of their code. But those questions are of poor quality because SO search engine and google can't reference this code. I'm wondering if it's a good ...
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Why is my edited post count not updating?

On SFF.SE, I have made several edits recently, in the past few hours (I think around 20 edits). Before I started, my edit count was 155. Now it shows 156. Why has it not updated? (I know that tag wiki ...
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Should the writing style be corrected by editors?

Some people put a bunch of sentences in one paragraph. Others like to separate their writing a bit more and would write the same thing in 2 or 3 paragraphs. Some people use a lot of abbreviations, ...
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Is it appropriate for a questioner to respond to questions in an answer by editing the answer?

Suppose I posted a question and someone responded with an answer in which they provided some advice, but also asked for clarification on several points. It seems that the questioner should generally ...
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Mentioning an answerer or commenter name in the question

When amending a question to address a point made in an answer or a comment, is it OK to mentioning the answerer name? (e.g., at the end of the question, "To answer Bob's comment: blah blah blah")
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Suggested edit by OP in the review queue? [duplicate]

I just saw this edit in the Suggested Edits review queue over in Physics, and I'm rather confused as to what's going on. The suggested edit is attributed to the OP - same username, same identicon, ...
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How to handle incomplete answers? (as someone who knows the answer)

A new question pops up on Stack Overflow and gains a little traction in the first few minutes. Two answers were posted. But both are incomplete or partly incorrect*. You know the answer. What do ...
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Notify specific commenters about edit [duplicate]

Sometimes an answer (like this) receives a number of comments of a similar nature and a sensible response is to edit the answer to account for the comments. If you just edit, the commenters get no ...
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How many edits can be made per day? [duplicate]

Once a user has editing privileges, how many edits can a user make per day on posts generally per site? This The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide does not give information about the total limit per day
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Strange greyness over message that was deleted during editing

I have recently noticed that in chat if I post a message, then click on the button to edit it, and then before finishing the edit (that is not clicking cancel nor to put the edit), delete it, it says ...