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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead?

Users with less than 50 reputation points cannot write comments on questions and answers that they don't own. Why does this limit exist? But I want to contribute now. What should I do instead? But I ...
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How do comments work?

Across the Stack Exchange network you may leave comments on a question or answer. How do comments work? Who can post comments? Who can edit comments? How can I format and link in comments? Who can ...
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completely superfluous edit [closed]

I suggested an edit to an answer. The suggestion basically makes the code appliable to different image and message sizes. This is the reason of rejection I get: This edit does not make the post ...
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How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?

What circumstances can cause a question or answer to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? How can a post be deleted? When can't I delete my own post? Can I still see my post even after it's ...
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Why is the edit button disabled?

I edited some questions before, but now I get an error message when clicking the edit button. I thought there was a problem with the specific question, but I cannot click it on any question. What's ...
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Are we discouraged from fixing typos and misspellings on Stack Exchange sites?

I just attempted to fix a typo on a question on cooking.stackexchange.com and saw this Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because: Your edit summary must be at least 10 characters This ...
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Rules around deleting or editing tags [duplicate]

I know we need 1500 points to be able to create tags on Stack Overflow. Now I wonder about the rules around removing or editing tags. Would it need consensus of a certain number of people to ...
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Where can I find my suggested edits to a post if they were rejected in peer review? [duplicate]

I have edited an answer. I was curious whether my suggested edits (which I made obviously with best intentions) where accepted or not. I think they were rejected, because I cannot find them in the ...
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What happens to a pending suggested edit when a post is deleted?

I just had a suggested edit on a post that was deleted before that edit could be approved or rejected. What happens to a suggested edit in that case? Does it get removed from the queue? Does it count ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. ...
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Directly editing or leaving a comment instead? [duplicate]

I tried to find a faq post about that, but couldn't find one. When should one directly edit a post and when should one just suggest improvement in comments instead? So far, I have been using my "gut ...
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How are privilege abuses after quick rep gain by new users being avoided?

Bob, on his first day, asks a question on a site, and it goes viral. It gets lots of upvotes. Reasons of virality can be some update in a new tool or it can be a common query like Why is processing a ...
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How can I upvote/mark an edit on my post as helpful? [duplicate]

I had one of my answers polished up by another user. It was good, and now it's even better, however when I reviewed my edit history I find no way to upvote the edit, or mark it as helpful. People ...
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You can propose six Tag Wiki edits

According to How do suggested edits work? you can propose five edits at one time: When can I not suggest an edit? You have 5 suggested edits pending (20 on beta sites). Wait for one of them to ...

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