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Why is there an edit link for answers from other people? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can any user edit any other user’s question or answer? I just asked a question and I was going to comment on one of the answers. Instead, I accidentally hit edit and I ...
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Minimum reputation to edit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can any user edit any other user’s question or answer? Given how reputation privileges are gradually earned, how is a user with 1-rep enabled to suggest edits? This user, now ...
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When should one revive/edit someone else's post? [duplicate]

Today I asked a question on the math.stackexchange, and got my post edited by some other user, and I think it was absolutely unnecessary. Here's the screenshot: To elaborate: Adding "indicating ...
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Why do we allow multiple peer edits for a given question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can any user edit any other user's question or answer? If the person asking the question wants to edit the details of the question that's fair. But I am wondering why ...
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Should I be seeing an edit button for other users while logged in to stackexchange? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can any user edit any other user’s question or answer? I am logged in to stackexchange using chrome mobile and it looks like I can edit other users posts. There is an edit ...
jelkimantis's user avatar
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4 answers
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What should the standard spelling be - British or US?

I just saw someone edit the title of this question to change the spelling from favourite (The British spelling) to favorite (The US-English spelling). Does Stack Exchange have an accepted standard on ...
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Roll out 10k tools gradually between 3k and 10k reputation for users who have shown interest in helping the site

I. Short Version Make it easier for lesser rep users who actually contribute in janitorial work, by giving them access to some of these tools between 3k and 10k. II. Long Version A. Pre-ramble ...
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Is seeing other people's bookmarks a privacy issue?

I can see that anyone can see other peoples' bookmarks. I don't care much about this, but I was thinking: is this a privacy issue? For example, someone downvoted some questions or wrote negative ...
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Was this a valid edit that I should have approved? [closed]

This edit came up in the queue the other day, which I rejected as I felt it should have been a comment, and I checked, was already a comment by the editor. http://sqlserver2000.databases.aspfaq.com/...
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Is it correct to edit a question to remove a verbose introduction?

The question starts with I know that this isn't the first post with this problem, but I am stuck with this for a day (total, not 1 day in a row). Somehow I can't get this to work, maybe it is ...
Denys Séguret's user avatar
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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Why are approved edit suggestions worth reputation?

I'm not against it at all. I like it. I'm just curious what the rationale is/was. Of course I agree that good edits are good and that good things should be incentivized, but why with rep? The help ...
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It appears that people are making simple edits and answers just for reputation points

I hesitate to ask questions on Stack Exchange as usually I will get lots of edits and answers, but usually the edits are formatting and spelling, and the answers are simplistic (e.g., read the ...
Tom Cumming's user avatar
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2 answers
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How to ask about the origin of certain "rule" and its "ruling" attributes

How do I ask about the source of terms and "rules" not explained on a per-site Tour and Help Center without disturbing too much Meta Stack Exchange? Should I make a post for each term and a ...
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I suggest to do a flag button inside an edit block [duplicate]

There isn't an individual flag for edits: we can't use a special flag relating to someone who edits a post of another user. Now the only way to draw a moderator's attention about someone's edit is to ...
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4 votes
1 answer
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Why are questions edited so much and so thoroughly?

Often when I ask a question, the tiniest mistakes in it will get edited out almost immediately, sometimes entire sentences will be reformulated in a better way. I am assuming that's done by actual ...
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Suggestion: forbid overzealous grammatical "improvements" (at least for articles) [duplicate]

I've recently run into someone who managed to make an answer harder to read by adding too many "the/a" articles, which can sometimes be omitted in English under certain circumstances. The and a ...
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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...
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Disable answer edit suggestions

Answer editing is a much more delicate proposition than question editing. We don't want to change the semantics of an answer. If someone disagrees with an answer, or even just thinks that it could be ...
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Can I add examples/citations to another person's answer? [duplicate]

Recently I was asking a question on the Stack Exchange network and received a very brief description of how to handle my issue. Unfortunately the answer didn't have any citations or examples. As ...
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