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Bad English from non-native speakers [duplicate]

I've been recently coming across questions with poor English; questions that are grammatically incorrect, not properly capitalised and whatnot. What should we do about it? Should we downvote or edit ...
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Should questions be cropped to the relevant part after it is clear what the problem was?

I've just seen this question on SO. As so often with "what am I doing wrong" questions, the question asker gives information that is - after finding the answer - obviously not relevant. My question ...
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Why I can't edit my answer

I posted an answer in 2010. This answer is a link only answer. I wanted to edit it to add the essential information from the link. When I click on edit, the editing box appears but I cannot type or ...
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Problems editing someone else's questions

I wanted to ask that whenever we edit someone else's question to improve formatting for ex- I saw a question in which the code wasn't properly indented, I clicked edit and did the required formatting ...
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User can't edit his question

In this question Bug in rendering paper-button the indentation of the last code line was one character short and therefore the line wasn't shown. The comment of the user indicates, that he tried to ...
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I do not get notified if a moderator edits my post

The title almost says it all: I usually get a notification when somebody edits my questions or answers (which is good). However, today I noticed an edit on one of my questions of which I wasn’t ...
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removing upvote on answer after edit on question

There was a question. I posted an answer. I got 3 upvotes and 1 downvote. The OP edited question. After the edit, my answer was useless. So 2 of 3 upvoters removed their upvote. How to deal with those ...
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Inform new users about the option to edit their own post when adding a comment

When reviewing close votes, I regularly encounter questions with the following history: New users ask a question which is unclear because it is lacking relevant information. People add comments, ...
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Is it good to suggest a simplified, summarized edit on a long-winded question? [duplicate]

Note: Is it OK to edit and cut down an overly verbose question to try and make it a more “canonical” question? and all of its answers are specifically geared toward a very bad example of this concept. ...
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Inbox doesn't reflect comment edit [duplicate]

This might be a dupe but I couldn't find it, so I am posting it, taking a dreadful risk. Alright, someone posts a comment on my post. It goes to my inbox. He then edits his comment, the inbox message ...
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“click to load edit” appears above ads

After facing it many times, I decided to post it there. It should be under ads. Is it bug? As I remember, it usually appeared under.
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Strike-through or edit?

Sometimes other users point out corrections to answers in comments. What is the best practice when correcting your own answers? A) Edit your answer and remove the incorrect/outdate contents, possibly ...
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Editing questions with single character tags fails

When using version 1.0.1 of the iOS app it is not possible to edit question that have tags with only one character (e.g. c or r). After clicking Submit the user is thrown to the tags page and the ...
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“Save Edits” button is never re-enabled

Whenever I click "Save Edits" when a prerequisite is not met (for instance, not entering a 10-character-long edit summary or not changing anything at all), and then fix whatever is disabling the ...
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Edit changed nothing

A second or two after I made an edit on a post, I noticed that the original author of the post made an edit that changed absolutely nothing. Neither the Stack Overflow difference algorithm nor two ...
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“How to edit” side gadget fell down below [duplicate]

Here's a screenshot of the editing page as can be seen from far away: As you can barely see, the side gadget called "How to edit" with formatting tips and such is below the "Save edits" button. ...
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Close notice is removed when inline-loading an edit [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce: Find a closed / on hold question Have the question edited (e.g. by having someone else do it) Click the "this question has been edited" notice What happens: The question is ...
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Pinging someone who edited a post [duplicate]

If someone edits a post of mine, and they have not commented on that post, I cannot ping them if I want to respond to or comment on their edit. I can leave a comment and hope and pray and cross my ...
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Do not give me Edit credits I do not deserve

When I do a Tag Edit, and one of the Tags is a synonym of a master Tag, the system automatically changes that Tag to match the master, and makes it look like I did the change. Here is an example (Edit ...
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We need diff/merge tools for conflicting edits

I came accross this question on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24095549/compute-the-percentage-top-padding-based-on-the-height-of-the-parent-instead-o#24095549 (removed, 10k+ rep needed) It ...
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Should editing other posts lift the ban?

Based on this: The only way for the ban to be lifted is by contributing positively to the site in other ways. Is editing other posts (and be accepted) considered as a positively contribution? ...
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Flash the changes after loading edits without refreshing

Whenever there's an edit made to a post and this message appears to update the view an edit has been made to this post; click to load Then when you click it and the view is ...
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App thinks I am Community, but I'm not - really!

I was editing a post of mine this morning via the app. All good, except this: > No, I am not Community. I am Shadow Wizard. And if going that way, why no diamond as well? :) Anyway, guess that when ...
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Cannot edit more than the last message with the arrow keys in chat

It seems as though I can no longer use the ↑ key to edit message older than the last one. I can still edit it by going to the menu and clicking edit, assuming the time limit hadn't passed yet. Is ...
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Add workaround for old Firefox “beforeunload” bug that makes it prompt twice when closing a window with unsaved changes

There is an old 2005 bug in the Firefox based browsers that makes the confirmation dialog show up twice when closing a window which had some data entered. The "beforeunload" event happens twice, the ...
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For reviewers: Add possibility to approve edit without giving rep

As a new edit reviewer on Stack Overflow, I found out the following. Of all edits: 20% are quality edits 15% are crap 65% are OK but minor (corrected indentation, removed one or two typos) ...
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Motivation to edit when already downvoted

One thing I've noticed among new users is that their questions don't meet the basic quality guidelines, usually failing to include what they tried to solve their problem (on SO) or failing to include ...
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Can't access edit summary when editing a long answer

In Android App v1.0.35 has a bug when editing answers. This was produced on a HTC One running Android 4.4.2. For any sufficiently short answer, the edit summary is totally visible and accessible: ...
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Suggestion: show question edits as markup to make changes visible

It's StackOverflow I've used most to date, but this suggestion probably applies to all of StackExchange. I recognize the value of being able to edit questions, but it seems to me there's a ...
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What are the guidelines for editing FAQ's?

There are plenty of FAQ's on Meta. But I'm curious - what exactly are the guidelines for editing them? Can anyone just edit them at any time (subject to reputation restrictions, of course, which are ...
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Can an edit to a deleted answer automatically raise a flag?

I just ran into a situation that seems like it could be handled better: Answer is deleted by moderator User edits answer to resolve problems Nobody knows about this In my case, the user then ...
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Should you tell an user what to do or do it for them

Should you tell a user that they should change x & y in their post in a comment or just do the edit for them. For example, quoting an answer I just now stumbled by contained originally: I ...
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Still able to edit posts with pending edits

I've noticed a inconsistency in my ability to edit posts that have a edit pending: The normal edit button is disabled as it should be. However, if the post has an edit history, I can open it, then ...
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“How to edit” scroll bar doesn't reach the top [duplicate]

The vertical scrolling "How to edit" section doesn't scrolls up the top when editing a post here on meta-stackexchange. Take for example They should reach the top so that we can refer it if ...
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Is editing your post to explain why it's not a dupe really the best response to dupe flagging?

What commonly happens is, for example in this question, a question is posted, somebody posts a comment linking possible dupes. I usually post a comment mentioning why it's not a dupe, and then am ...
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Keep track of your rejected edits

It seems you don't get informed in the upper Inbox message in case one of your edits got rejected. If an edit got accepted you see the +2 Rep in the recent Reputations, but you never know if something ...
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Query to check the most active editors over a specific period

Is there a way to do that without being limited by having to be the last editor of the specific posts, as seen with the use of Posts.LastEditorUserId in this query. As a bonus, is there some way to ...
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Block an edit already proposed by same user and rejected by reviewers

As mentioned in a comment on an other post Indeed. There are some either really stubborn or really stupid users who keep suggesting the same edit to the same post over and over again until it ...
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Title and tags do not show up while editing a moderator edited question [duplicate]

The following post was edited by a moderator: How long can a temporary suspension be? Attempting to edit the post opens it up without the title and the tags. The revision history of the post can be ...
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Is it recommended to notify the answer “Edits” with an heading followed by the edit content? [duplicate]

Many times I see that when an user edits his own answer he notify it with an heading like this: Edit content added to the previous version of the answer I don't like it very much because in ...
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What is the correct way to refine a feature request?

Suppose I post a feature request, and someone points out a problem with the way it would work in a certain scenario. Further, suppose I agree that this is a real problem, but there's also a way to ...
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What does “modified 17m ago Community♦ 1” mean

Recently found a question "modified 17m ago Community♦ 1".I can't understand how Community♦ modified it - he didn't edit it, nor its answers.He didn't poke it, if did, it would be written "poked" ...
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Can I edit a community wiki post to straight-up swap in the “correct” answer, wholesale?

I just edited (expanding significantly) William Pursell's answer at returning value from called function in shell script. I now see the question is in "community wiki" status, and the answer above ...
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Allow suggested edits always [duplicate]

When I hit 2000+ reputation, I can no longer suggest edits. It seems to be the general view that forced edits are strictly better (for the editor) than suggested edits, and as such once you can do ...
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“Edit tags” not clickable (disappears) when on the next line

When the tag names are long enough to have the same width as the question, the "edit tags" link appears on the next line. However, the link only appears when I am in the line with the tags. As soon ...
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Last-activity link from main is wrong for Community edits

A few hours ago Community came through Mi Yodeya to update MSO links to MSE (thanks!). However, the last-modified links on the main page don't link to the posts that Community edited; they link to ...
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Edit privilege documentation still mentions automatic conversion to community wiki

Thankfully, there is no more automatic conversion of posts to Community Wiki. However, the help centre descriptions of the editing privilege across the various sites still claim that "too many edits ...
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The left border is eating the questions!

Possibly (probably) related to Tags feeling a little shy again, cancelling an edit on a question seems to move the question left, outside the border, which means that I can't the left hand side. ...
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How can you see your amount of edits? [duplicate]

How can I see how many posts I have edited on Stack Overflow? I'm trying to get 80 edits for that badge but I can't see anywhere how many I've already got.
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Adding tag to a question issue

When I edit a question and add a new tag , the question is not appear under that particular tag instantly.But after some time it appears. If I add tags like c++, java then it is very difficult give ...