Linked Questions

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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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5answers
249 views

Etiquette for accepting incomplete answers

When asking questions on Stack Overflow, sometimes a user will give an answer which fixes some of the problems, but not others. However, this fix allows me to fix all of the problems in the code. Is ...
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3answers
276 views

Should I edit other people's answers to remove incorrect content, or should I ask them to do it themselves?

This answer is half incorrect (as of this post), but I don't like to edit other people's answers, since there's always the chance I misunderstood something, and it seems quite ham handed to just barge ...
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2answers
338 views

Unable to improve answer because edit reviewers are rejecting for questionable reasons [duplicate]

I've always had a hard time getting reviewers to approve my edits pending peer review. It's very often either "too trivial" or "too much change", with "should be a comment" thrown about here and there....
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4answers
101 views

When should one edit someone else's answer vs. Adding your own? [duplicate]

Pretty straightforward question. When should one edit someone else's answer vs. Adding your own? Editing as in adding additional information to the answer, not correct something you think is wrong, ...
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1answer
130 views

What are some guidelines for editing questions, and how to respond to massive edits?

Are there any official guidelines or rules for editing (others') questions? and/or What is your opinion on what is reasonable? If someone seriously changes my question in a way I don't like, (when) ...
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5answers
177 views

Is it ok to edit other people's answers to add links?

Is it considered too invasive to edit someone else's answer to include some links to the suggestions they have already made. I'm specifically talking about this answer. I was quite interested in the ...
3
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3answers
322 views

Editing Etiquette: Editing someone else's answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Should ‘Hi’, ‘thanks’ and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? Editing others' posts - general etiquette Is it OK to edit a correct ...
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2answers
109 views

Adding to partially correct/partially complete answer

I am fairly new to SO and still have a lot of things to learn about its system. Regarding my question, there have been numerous questions like this and still after going through them I am finding ...
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1answer
60 views

Can I edit a community wiki post to straight-up swap in the “correct” answer, wholesale?

I just edited (expanding significantly) William Pursell's answer at returning value from called function in shell script. I now see the question is in "community wiki" status, and the answer above ...
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2answers
126 views

encouraging edits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let me reward a good edit on my question/answer I love the fact that this site, and the entire SE network are very community driven, but I see a lot of people, answering ...
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2answers
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Is improving an answer (from incomplete to complete) a “change in meaning”? [duplicate]

So I've just tried to edit an answer for the first time, here: https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/4244060 Rejected three to two. I'm not really trying to 'fight the decision'. I mean, I ...