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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? [on hold]

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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Edit button on mobile has stolen away into the night

It seems that sometime in the past couple hours, the edit button on mobile has vanished. I'm not sure where it went, or who stole it, but I want it back immediately! I demand it! There shall be no ...
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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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Question with accepted answer got destructfully edited by original author [migrated]

During some checking around on the answer, I noticed that one question looked unfamiliar to me. Interestingly, the question, that was up yesterday, got fully changed, and an answer got accepted. The ...
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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
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Allow the original poster the option to apply a rejected suggested edit on their own post

This isn't to change to the current rejection process or review queue in any way. There was recently a rejected edit on one of my answers. It was correct to reject from the reviewer's point of ...
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Not all tags are shown when trying to edit a post [duplicate]

When trying to edit this phys.SE question, the tag line becomes this: Where two and a half tags are hidden, and it is impossible to get the two leftmost ones to show. The same happens when I try to ...
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Is there a maximum rep gained from suggested edits on beta sites?

On main sites there is a max of 1000 (1k) rep from suggested edits (so 500 suggestions). On beta sites, however, the Editing Priv is 500. So can I get to that priv just by editing, or is the 1000 max ...
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When salutations are automatically removed, should a new revision be made to show this?

When I edit a question, site scripts can automatically apply edits which are deemed as required in addition to my edit. The script's edits are stored in the edit history under my name inline with my ...
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Line breaks don't count in the edited character count

I came across a question today on the parenting site and the post was decent and communicated the problem well, except the formatting was horrible. The post used proper sentences and everything, but ...
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Does the OP have the right to undo edits?

I just saw the following comment: As the original author, you always have first dibs at undoing any edits. Glad you approve though :-) – SomeMod♦ Is this right? This suggests that the OP is ...
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How much reputation can I gain for a significant helpful contribution by editing a post?

Suppose that an answer was up-voted or accepted after my editing. Do I always get only a maximum of +2 to my reputation on each approved edits? Is there a mechanism that provides more improved ...
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How would I find which of my posts have been edited by someone other than myself?

Can you point me to the api and query syntax so I can determine which of my posts have been edited on one or more Stack Exchange sites by users other than me? I am looking for a query to retrieve the ...
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Can I delete old downvoted questions that I edited but which were never upvoted, so I don't get banned?

I have old down-voted questions that are (3-4 months old). Can I delete them? I already updated most of those down-voted questions, but the votes on them didn't change. Some of those question are ...
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Allow the user to see the rejection feedback for his/her edit

It would help if I could see the feedback when I edit question or answer for other user, so I do not do the same thing again. for example: if I edit an answer and it rejected by the reviewer for the ...
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Any mechanism to prevent rep farming with no-brainer editing?

I've just came from the Suggested Edits review queue of StackOverflow because I found an user who was farming reputation with no-brainer editing. The reason why I referred it as "farming" and ...
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You can get around the suggested edit pending blocker

The post about the edit button being disabled says: There is an edit to a particular post that was not approved yet. This suggests that you shouldn't be able to edit a question, however: ...
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Is iterative refinement of the same wiki tag/excerpt with more than just minor fixes OK?

I admire the way tags are used/implemented on Stack Exchange. They seem like a variation, or illustration, of: "You only get one chance to make a first impression". "How would you describe your ...
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Viewing revisions on mobile [duplicate]

Could this feature be implemented? I don't see what the point of being able to edit, and being able to see that a question has been edited but not be able to see past edits. Or is it supposed to ...
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Improve notice user receives when editing a question with a dupe title

Inspired by this question: Can't edit question - title already exists Synopsis: When editing a question that has a duplicate title, the system prompts the user (editor) to change the title, and ...
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Editing to enter a too long tag name and cancelling the edit still causes the “tag name too long” error balloon to display

I tried editing a question to add a tag (the question was migrated from another site and came across untagged) and the best I could think of was adding a new one. Unfortunately the name I picked to ...
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Does the votes of a question change if the question is edited?

Does the votes of a question change if the question is edited? I have the same question about the answers.
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How does “Do you want to close this tab” nag work or what am I missing about it?

Case 1: I edit a new question (or answer) and close the tab. I see nag asking, if I really want to close that tab or else I will lose my work. I agree. Tab closes. I open site in another tab and ...
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Is there any way at all to create my own anchors in an answer [duplicate]

After writing a very long answer (as the initial answer was producing lots of questions), I wanted to add a table of contents to ease browsing the answer. But I was unable to create HTML anchors for ...
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Bad URL check performed on edit, but not on initial question submission? [duplicate]

I am not sure if this is a bug or a design error, but I came across this issue on SE Information Security. I assume that the same code is employed across the various SE sites, so I am posting my ...
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Who can edit the “ask / don't ask” part of the tour?

Who is able to edit this section of the tour of an SE site? I know that moderators can edit the /help/on-topic page, which is somewhat similar to the above section: both have lists of allowed and ...
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Please save my edit summary when edited within grace period [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce: Edit the body of any post. Edit it again immediately, but only modify the edit summary. Check the revisions page. The original edit summary will be retained. A user has to edit ...
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Partial self-answering etiquette

I asked why some error occurred in my code and why some programs behave in a different way than I expect from reading other questions/documentation. Then I found a workaround bypassing the problem in ...
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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 ...