Linked Questions

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Answers don't like hair (i.e., “hair” at the beginning of an answer is automatically deleted)

As you can see I made an edit but it won't stick and gets deleted right away; another user with 20k rep also tried to make the same edit with no luck. This is the answer where it happened. Also I ...
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4answers
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Grammatically incorrect title repeatedly tricks people into editing it

I innocently edited the title of the question, I accidentally a whole fact table. Apparently, this kind of grammar with no verb is an internet meme. Because I was not familiar with said meme (which I ...
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3answers
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Improving the Quality of Reviews: Project Honeypot

There has been a lot of discussion/complaints about the quality of reviews. Many have noted that a large (maybe even a majority) of reviews are rubber stamps in pursuit of a Steward badge (especially ...
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2answers
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Should tiny edits be accepted or rejected in review?

I regularly review suggested edits on the review page. One common situation is that a user will propose a tiny edit, like capitalising a single letter, or removing only the salutation from a post. In ...
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What should I keep out of my posts and titles?

I've recently been editing out things such as "hope this helps" and "good luck" from posts and was wondering if that crosses the imaginary line that seems to not exist in the scattered mess of ...
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4answers
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How to prevent users applying a policy without agreement?

A few hours ago a user posted Let's clean up low-quality posts with profanity on Stack Overflow. The premise of the discussion was to remove the word Damn from posts as it is considered profanity. ...
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7answers
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IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND!!!! (elections available only to high rep users)

I am worried that the moderators can now only be selected from those with 10.3k reputation. I understand that we must limit our options using some method, as too many choices would make this process ...
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3answers
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How should pronoun-only edits be handled?

Currently there are multiple posts on main page bumped up by edit saying My pronouns are He / Him I just answered on one of them before looking at the date it was asked - no changes since 2015 ...
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Can (should) we get rid of multiple punctuation marks?

Disclaimer: I admit that this is a personal pet peeve of mine, so feel free if to close this with extreme prejudice if I'm alone in this. Some people have a tendency to end their sentences with an ...
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4answers
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Remove blacklist filter for `problem`

This is a feature request to remove the question title filter for problem. There are good reasons listed in this question, but mostly I'm sick of changing the word to issue. Why is problem ...
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2answers
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Why is “plz” considered offensive?

Someone mentioned in a post I was reading that it is advisable to remove the word "plz" because it is offensive. Other posts here on meta seem to suggest the same thing, but I'm not entirely sure why. ...
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2answers
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Can we add a “No Thanks” part to the FAQ?

SO's getting a bit silly now. Almost every hour I'm editing tags and thanks out of titles. If we're not going to have automatic warnings to users during question composition, can we at least add to ...
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How to deal with unwritten rules and guidelines on Stack Overflow, et al.?

I am going to piggyback on the thread about the 'horrors' of having salutations in your question. Nestled deep in the comments of that thread, someone said that using salutations are "not allowed" and ...
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3answers
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Is it correct to edit a question to remove a verbose introduction?

The question starts with I know that this isn't the first post with this problem, but I am stuck with this for a day (total, not 1 day in a row). Somehow I can't get this to work, maybe it is ...
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9answers
503 views

An alternative to translation for non-English speakers?

This is in the context of Flagging a question for improvement without voting to close, which suggests that there should be, in addition to a "Close" button, an "Edit" button to indicate that the ...

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