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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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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question Badges ...
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291 answers
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Formatting Sandbox

Notes: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye on the post. You may also want to take a look at the ...
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Reject an already-approved suggested edit when rolling it back

The content of this post has been sanitized in response to anonymous feedback that the formatting was making it completely unreadable by assistive technology (AT). I strongly value making content ...
BoltClock's a Unicorn's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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1 answer
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Why does the Community user approve and reject edits?

Why does the Community user sometimes approve or reject edits? How does a machine know if my edit is valid? What does it mean if my edit was rejected by Community? See also: Who is the ...
75 votes
5 answers
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Could we be permitted to provide a reason for rolling back?

I just had an occasion where someone reformatted the code in my question, not because it was ill-formatted, but to match his preferred style. I would have liked to be able to type a reason for rolling ...
L. Cornelius Dol's user avatar
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3 answers
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Is there such a thing as an edit-troll?

Yesterday I got a Stack Overflow notification that someone edited a question of mine that had been idling since April. Looking at the edit (revision 5), it was made by a user with quite a respectable ...
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Meaning of Cleanup badge (First rollback ) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a 'rollback'? I don't understand meaning of first roll back badges. When I move cursor on CleanUp badge it shows message "First Rollback". What the meaning of ...
Sandip Armal Patil's user avatar
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1 answer
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Why aren't rollbacks invalidating spam/rude flags?

According to both FAQ, rollbacks invalidate spam/rude flags. To test this theory and have the accurate representation of what the system does, I flagged this answer as spam and proceeded to roll it ...
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Discard a suggested edit before it's accepted in peer review [duplicate]

Should there be an option to discard an suggested edit to a question or answer before it is accepted in peer review? I saw a badly formatted and non-edited question, edited it and saved my changes ...
Jarno Argillander's user avatar
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When one does a rollback, please make it more obvious how to include a comment [duplicate]

Edit history "rollback" links don't allow you to leave a comment. There are ways to leave a comment while reverting a post, but they're not obvious. Please make it more obvious how to ...
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1 answer
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How to revoke a suggested edit? [duplicate]

While trying to update (by editing) my answer, I accidentally edited another answer and submitted the edit. A message told me that the edit wouldn't be visible until it was peer reviewed. How can I ...
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Report vandalism in edits?

Is there a way to report vandalism on edits? I don't mean on suggested edits, but edits that go through, as for example where the editing user has edit privileges? I have just experienced another ...
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Dilemma after someone else edits a spam post

Should spam posts be edited? - Everyone knows: No. Today someone edited a NSFW spam link (10k on Stack Overflow) into [NSFW spam link] Before clicking on the image, please note that there is an ...
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