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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
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How far can I refactor the code in someone else's question? [closed]

With a growing number of more or less inexperienced programmers on Stack Overflow, it is frequent to see the questions containing code not only badly formatted, but also badly written. While editing a ...
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Should Suggested Edits change the technical content of a post?

I have noticed a significant number of suggested edits that attempt to fix code, or change the original meaning of someone else's post. Is this really a good idea? I've been on StackOverflow ...
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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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Why was my code edit rejected? [duplicate]

I corrected some wrong code in this answer and the edit was rejected almost instantly. Could anyone explain why?
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Why was my suggested edit rejected repeatedly?

Why was my edit rejected? All three reviewers said: This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to or comment on the existing post. Really? Come on! I am nearly at the point of abandoning "...
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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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What is wrong with rejecting this edit?

I just had the following edit review task: https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/3992632 The editor added some stuff that actually should have been posted as comment or as answer. The ...
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What can I do when my edit was rejected unjustified

I suggested this edit to an answer after evaluating both the problem and the solution with the right ingredients. I read question, answers, and comments carefully before I suggested the edit, because ...
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4answers
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What do I do about poor review of my edits?

It's clear that the reviewers didn't understand this suggested edit. It's a bug-fix. I had to add a comment to make it more than 6 characters though. What can I do? I tried to edit it a second time ...
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Prevent Suggested Edits on <pre></pre> Code Blocks

For whatever reason, it would appear that users with under 2000 rep are strongly discouraged from making suggested edits to code blocks even in answers: Suggested Edit rejected because reviewers didn&...