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Someone suggested a reasonable edit to a question of mine. Unfortunately it got rejected:

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Is there an easy way for me to still apply this edit, without re-typing the key tags?

marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, Aziz Shaikh, hims056, Tobias Kienzler, Martijn Pieters Jul 23 '13 at 10:29

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    Switch to the markdown diff view and copy the original markdown code? – Martijn Pieters Jul 22 '13 at 14:12
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    fwiw, I would have approved that edit. – Joe Frambach Jul 22 '13 at 14:13
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    I call this anything but reasonable. Whether or not to use <kbd> here is pure aesthetics. Anything else to fix in that post? – slhck Jul 22 '13 at 14:13
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    @slhck: The OP is the original author of the edited post; if the author wants to apply the change, so be it. :-) – Martijn Pieters Jul 22 '13 at 14:14
  • @slhck I know I'm an exception in this community, but I don't think there's such a thing as "too minor an edit". If it changes formatting in a questionable way then perhaps not, but this was not a questionable change. Small, yes. Questionable, no. Thanks Martijn, the markdown diff helped. – RomanSt Jul 22 '13 at 14:14
  • I had this edit type x times today in the review queue, always from the same user, perhaps someone felt annoyed from those serial edits. – bummi Jul 22 '13 at 14:17
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    This particular editor only makes <kbd> edits and should really be rejected more often. – Martijn Pieters Jul 22 '13 at 14:18
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    @MartijnPieters Meh, I kinda saw this coming. And that's the reason I say such edits are not reasonable and should be rejected in any case. – slhck Jul 22 '13 at 14:19
  • It saddens me that SO doesn't want to see some consistency in kbd tags to the extent of outright rejecting this guy's contributions. It's not like he's vandalising. It's not like accepting those edits takes any longer than rejecting them. But it is clear that you guys want him to stop these improvements, and that's sad. – RomanSt Jul 22 '13 at 14:21
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    If this particular user didn't spend his time bumping posts and gaining reputation for trivial aesthetic changes, he could be doing important stuff such as fixing grammar, spelling or (broken) formatting. That'd actually help Stack Exchange. – slhck Jul 22 '13 at 14:24
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    @romkyns But accepting the edits does take up more time then rejecting them. When you accept very minor edits people will continue suggesting them. When you reject minor edits people learn how to make proper edits, rather than minor ones (or get edit banned if they refuse to change their behavior). So rejecting minor edits does help protect the value of the reviewer's time. – Servy Jul 22 '13 at 14:28
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I found the suggested edit in question.

When looking at that edit, click on the 'markdown' diff option:

markdown diff

and then select the markdown code of the changed text:

markdown change

and paste that into your own question.

In my opinion though, this particular editor only makes <kbd> edits and should really be rejected more often.

  • Maybe those are the only five keys that work on their keyboard... – TronicZomB Jul 22 '13 at 14:49
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    @TronicZomB - Would have to be 6, or they couldn't have closed the tag.. – Mike Jul 22 '13 at 15:01
  • @Mike I didn't think of that one! – TronicZomB Jul 22 '13 at 15:01
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    @Mike: would have to have access to CTRL-C and CTRL-V as well, otherwise they could not have pasted in the edit summary. :-P – Martijn Pieters Jul 22 '13 at 15:02

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