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Allow an edit to notify downvoters: “I think I've fixed the issue now - please check”

To me, a downvote usually indicates a problem with an answer. When I downvote it's to mark the answer as having a problem, not the person. If the answer is fixed, I want to remove that downvote - but ...
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5answers
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“Late Answers” and “First Posts” encouraging unnecessary actions

I've come across many posts that can only be described as okay (see examples below). They're not good enough to deserve an Upvote and not bad enough to deserve a Downvote, there's no point in editing ...
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Reconcile the 5 edits limit with a large set of updates of one's old answers

Context: Gitolite V3 just got released (an authorization layer in Perl to manage read/write access on Git repositories). As a result, all the old V2 documentation links I used this past two years in ...
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2answers
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Undone edits disappear from revision history

I'm reporting the following bug per Shog9's request. Consider the following scenario: You edit any post on a SE site where you have edit privileges. In a second edit within the grace period of the ...
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8answers
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What smart ways to prevent “image rot” can we come up with?

I think so far this has only been mentioned in comments, like about preventing link rot. So: What smart ways to prevent images from disappearing can we come up with? Like maybe: how could we prevent ...
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1answer
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There should be a way to review recent tag wiki edits

Recently, several topics advocate using tag wikis for more than a cursory explanation of the tag: Tag wikis need a size and functionality increase Kill the book lists and put them home in their ...
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1answer
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Anyone want to clean up some bad titles? [closed]

Here are some common, completely useless titles we might want to clean up: What is wrong with this code? (was 102 questions now 89) Why doesn't this code work? (13 questions) Help me debug .* (15 ...
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5answers
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“Trivial edit” checkbox

Every time I see someone use the word "loosing", it makes my insides twist. I thought I'd go on a mini-campaign to correct this spelling (unless I happen across a correct usage, of course). However, ...
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5answers
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Quick edits force a badly-formatted post to wiki within minutes [closed]

Scenario A new user posts a question quite innocently (but obviously without looking at the preview). It may be a fine question, but because of the user's use of < in the code sections (which of ...
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1answer
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Warn or block users from flooding the front page with edits

It happens quite regularly that some enthusiastic user goes ahead and fixes some problem with a tag and edits a lot of posts in a short time. This can have a very negative effect on the front page of ...
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1answer
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Clearing an edit sets the wrong active date on the topic

Added on Feb 8: Data.SE query find over 900 affected topics on trilogy. See section Affected topics. See section Impact below for why this bug is bad. Description There is a bug in setting the ...
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7answers
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Stop auto-cw for self-edited posts

The Problem Right now, if a post is edited 10 times by its author, it will be automatically converted to CW (Source). I think that this is flawed logic, and should be removed. The Argument I'd ...
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Is it ok to save and re-upload images in questions?

Some of the questions and answers I've been tidying up have sample screenshots where the images are hosted by third party sites such as ImageShack. To guard against potential image rot in the future ...
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3answers
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My edit was rejected for incorrect (and seemingly random) reasons. How do I justify and resubmit it without starting a little edit fight?

I recently submitted this edit suggestion. It makes some small but obvious improvements to the question: The title "SQL Server Service Broker" is not a question and gives no clue as to what you're ...
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Mark edit as “minor” to prevent bumping [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we have the ability to mark a change as minor in questions or answers? Minor spelling corrections should not bump a question IMHO. Therefore, a checkbox (far away from ...

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