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What are “Community Wiki” posts?

Some questions and answers are marked Community Wiki and are owned by a community wiki user: (in fact, this very question is one of them) Why have Community Wiki posts? How do Community Wiki posts ...
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10answers
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Do we need a 'reject and improve' button?

Have a look at this simple example: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/5349764/revisions. There is a approved suggested edit, and an improvement was added on by a 10k user. The interesting thing is that ...
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7answers
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Are we discouraged from fixing typos and misspellings on Stack Exchange sites?

I just attempted to fix a typo on a question on cooking.stackexchange.com and saw this Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because: Your edit summary must be at least 10 characters This ...
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1answer
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How do suggested edits work?

When clicking "edit" I see: Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed. We welcome edits that make the post easier to understand and more valuable for readers. Because ...
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3answers
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An alert to serial minor edits

I have noticed that this user, Jamie Hutton is doing a massive set of typo-correction edit suggestions. This is pushing the review queue right up (over 70 and over 90 at different points today) and ...
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2answers
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Should tiny edits be accepted or rejected in review?

I regularly review suggested edits on the review page. One common situation is that a user will propose a tiny edit, like capitalising a single letter, or removing only the salutation from a post. In ...
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4answers
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Is correcting a common misspelling too minor an edit?

I've come across a fellow that is apparently trawling SO looking for the common "calender" misspelling and correcting instances to "calendar." He often does only that... leaving things like "Thanks" ...
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6answers
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What if a user is searching and is only removing profanity?

While reviewing "Suggested Edits" on Stack Overflow, I've noticed a lot of edits lately from the same user, and all of the edits consist of nothing but removing profanity. While I'm inclined to ...
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7answers
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Making it obvious that tiny edits are not encouraged

As per this answers making tiny edits is not encouraged. Specifically edits that just make a single letter change or just remove salutations and thank yous. I buy it - as this may just tip an answer ...
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2answers
512 views

Some users gaming the edit system by searching for misspelled words

I looked at the edit queue and saw the following set of edits all from the same user changing "alot" to "a lot", with no other value-add to the post: https://stackoverflow.com/suggested-edits/19349 ...
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3answers
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Why can suggested edits be “too minor”?

I just edited someone's post so that it would be more readable. Basically, I just added some line breaks and spaces into their sql code so that it now takes a reader about 5 seconds to comprehend ...
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2answers
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Limit the number of suggested edits that a user can make in a day [duplicate]

I'm throwing this feature request out in response to the following two questions. Too Minor rejection reason needs either to be reworded or removed An alert to serial minor edits The current system ...
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2answers
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Review of minor suggested edits

The guidelines for suggesting an edit say (based on the blog post; I haven't seen them myself): ...please make them substantial. Avoid trivial, tiny one-letter edits unless absolutely necessary." ...
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3answers
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Do small title edits constitute trivial edits?

Being a fairly new user something I don't seem to be able to locate is information on whether small edits to the title are considered as trivial edits. I see the usual recommendation when suggesting ...
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2answers
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How to deal with invalid, but still community-approved edits?

One of my answers has been edited by a low-rep user. https://stackoverflow.com/posts/8971550/revisions, see revisions 3 to 4. Now what he did is totally inexplicable to me, as a matter of fact he ...

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