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Which language should I use while editing questions? [duplicate]

TLDR While editing questions, is there any problem if I change the spelling of words in American English to British English unknowingly (as suggested by my computer)? The long version I am an ...
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Is it considered good practice to edit region based spellings? [duplicate]

Recently I've noticed that some of my questions/answers on various communities have been edited for reasons such as "spelling mistakes". They've included things such as changing "initialise" to "...
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Does SE standardise [!] on American English or is British English allowed too? [duplicate]

I had a recent edit which "corrected" my spellings to American English. Should I care?
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Why can any user edit any other user's question or answer?

I see an "edit" link after each question and answer. So I was wondering: how come any user can change any other user's question or answer? I think the reason behind it is that each one can share his ...
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What constitutes acceptable English on Stack Exchange sites?

It's well-established policy that English is required on Stack Exchange sites (language-specific sites aside). That policy led to the question of whether English means UK English or US English. The ...
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How to deal with user using txt spk

Recently, in one of the more niche tags I follow, a new user has cropped up and started answering questions - very well to his credit - but one thing that stands out is his use of shortened "text ...
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What's the deal with retagging from UK English to US English

Hello all, I don't use meta much but find stackoverflow very useful. However I found today that 2 of my questions had been retagged from what is basically UK English to US English. I appreciate ...
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How to edit? Can we agree on an editing 'policy'?

We've been hashing out editing policy here for a long time now. It's pretty optimistic to think that people who are new to editing (let alone to SO/SE) will somehow 'know' how things work. It would be ...
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Notify users when they are mentioned (on meta)

As I have been learning the ropes here on Meta, I have been reading and sometimes participating in discussions similar to this where other users have been mentioned by name and berated or mocked for ...
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Are smart quotes acceptable in edits?

Obviously editing a post merely to replace ordinary quotes with “ ” or ‘’ would seem to be an unnecessary edit that does not sufficiently improve a post, much like editing a post merely to insert an m-...
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Trivial edits Part 1 “the internet”

Trivial edits. They really get on my gall. I'm especially talking about switching the lowercase “i” to the uppercase in the word internet. This type of edit, which I often see on MSE (Meta), has ...
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Is there harm in editing grammatical errors? [duplicate]

I love the ease of correcting misspellings, typos, and grammatical errors in SO. Certain errors catch my eye and annoy me - and the wikiness of SO is a great blessing; I don't have to live with the ...
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Is there a geographical pattern to the top rep holders?

Someone asked today about the best time to ask a question (a question that has come up before) and it got me thinking that if there is a best time, then there is probably a particular geographical ...
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Is it OK to change commas to narrow no-break spaces in numbers when editing a post?

As a non-native English speaker, I find it utterly confusing to read text containing figures like "1,234 m", which in English means 1234 m while for a person used to read e.g. French or German (person'...
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What nationality should questions target most? [closed]

Okay, this question may seem odd, but you have probably experienced what I am talking about. To start, I always just kind of wonder (oh, how snoopy I am) where in the world people I'm chatting with ...

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