Linked Questions

89
votes
12answers
2k views

SO is too eager to turn my edited answers into Community Wiki [closed]

I like to edit my answers. To clarify, illuminate, add examples, add links, point to new information as it crops up, etc. It's highly irritating that my effort to improve my answer turns it into a ...
99
votes
8answers
2k views

Could we have the ability to mark a change as minor in questions or answers?

It would be nice to allow users to mark a change in an answer (or question) as minor (e.g. for a simple spelling or grammar correction). A change marked as minor wouldn't push the question on top of ...
109
votes
5answers
1k views

The editing race - the slackers always win

I'm having a pretty big problem with the way the editing system is working lately. I think it was a recent change, but there no longer appears to be a warning message when another user has edited the ...
8
votes
6answers
778 views

Should negative reputation be discouraged?

I know that the concept of negative reputation doesn't theoretically exist, but in practice, if you look hard enough, you can find users that have negative reputation; it's easier to see this in the ...
32
votes
4answers
646 views

Notifications for concurrent changes when editing posts

When editing other users' posts, to reformat code or to clarify the meaning of a question, for example, I always return to the post, and refresh it, before submitting the changes to make sure that ...
15
votes
4answers
413 views

Preventing conflicting simultaneous edits

Right now people over-write each other, edit unknowingly when others are editing, etc. Could we improve the edit-feature maybe to lock the question while it's being edited, and show who is currently ...
14
votes
3answers
165 views

Feature request: revisions within the first 15 mins do not trigger CW

This is related to many questions: Five edits within the first five minutes caused a question to become CW Suggestion: block edits by others in the 5 minute window after creating a post or doing an ...
0
votes
7answers
229 views

Five edits within the first five minutes caused a question to become CW [closed]

Four people, other than the original owner of this question, edited it in less than two minutes of each other. This was after the question had been open for only four minutes. Parse from a list with ...
5
votes
3answers
176 views

Can we make an edit not move a question up, instead of making it community wiki after 6 edits?

There may be some motivations on editing a question: Correct typos / grammar Provide a better answer (semantic change) Bump the question up, so one can get more upvotes That being, after I do 5 ...
10
votes
3answers
212 views

Automatically lock posts heavily edited within a time frame

I liked this suggestion so much — and think it makes a poor 20k ability (sorry Andy) — that I'm suggesting it directly: Temporarily lock questions from being edited, to prevent ridiculous edit wars ...
-6
votes
4answers
198 views

Other's edits shouldn't be shown if the questioner over-edits them within the grace period [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestion: block edits by others in the 5 minute window after creating a post or doing an edit Please close this question - i found a superior one on the metanet. Question ...
3
votes
4answers
127 views

Answer marked as CW after 9 changes. Can we change it?

Someone asked a somehow complex question, and I first answered fast, and iteratively improved my answer, so it was better presented and with the ideas better exposed and organized. I found out after ...
-2
votes
4answers
184 views

Should non-CW answers to CW questions be eligible to gain rep?

I have just discovered secondhand that a non-CW answer to a CW question will still accumulate rep normally. Is this by design, or is it an uncaught edge case? Either way, is it a Good Idea? The ...