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When is it appropriate to edit someone else's code? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How far can I refactor someone else's code? I see a lot of edits in queue where some well-meaning user attempts to fix OP's code. They range from minor syntax corrections, ...
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Editing versus answering?

If you want to expand on someone's existing answer (add more detail, provide an example or code snippet, etc.) and have the ability to edit other folks' answers, is it better to add your own answer, ...
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Allow us to filter Suggested Edits and Review section by tag

I've had the ability to review suggested edits for a while now, however I don't often do so because the list is usually full of questions about languages and technologies I'm not familiar with or not ...
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3answers
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How can we be better at approving suggested edits that improve answers?

Having been fairly active on Stack Overflow's suggested edit review queue in the past couple of years, I observe that there are a number of worthwhile suggested edits that get rejected because they ...
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5answers
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Is it OK to edit a correct answer for fullness instead of answering?

So I went to a question I had an answer for and noticed that the op had already voted an answer as being correct. The particular answer had a list of links. So I thought to myself, wouldn't it be ...
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Add info to the help center stating what not to edit

The Help Center has a nice section titled "When should I edit posts?". It comes with a couple of helpful editing suggestions. What is not made clear in there however is when/what you shouldn't edit. ...
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New Review System suggestion: allow reviewing users to select by tag [duplicate]

The new reviewing system is nice. But, do you think it would be helpful if a reviewing user could select items to review by topic tag? That way folks can review stuff they're interested in.
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Allow low-rep users to suggest edits

Today, it requires 2000 reputation to edit questions/answers; most users don't have that much reputation. Quora allows anyone to click on a "Suggest Edits" button; it launches the editor and ...
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What to do with an additional answer which IMHO explains only a small portion of the question, while another answer explains more

For the apple.stackexchange question "...how do I set the PATH environment variable unified..." a 2nd answer was given, which relates to the question, but IMHO does not answer a majority portion of ...
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Clear rules on reviewing edits

While typing up my answer to this question: Why did my suggested edit get rejected?, I came to realize that suggested edits can, in some cases be technically valid, but reduce the chance of a ...
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Reviewing suggested edits should require a few answers for the question's tags

I think it would make sense to allow reviewing of suggested edits only to users who are familiar (i.e. posted a few answer) with the tag(s) in question. This would prevent some edit to be rejected by ...