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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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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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Should “Edits must be at least 6 characters” apply to edits that affect only code? [duplicate]

Often code mistakes are only 1-3 characters but completely invalidate the code if uncorrected. Are the reasons for this restriction in regular edits documented and well known? Do these reasons apply ...
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What are the review queues, and how do they work?

I see a "review" link on the top of the page, which takes me to a few "review queues". What is a "review queue"? What are the various queues for? What can I do in each queue? Return to FAQ index
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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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How can I get someone knowledgeable to review my rejected edit? [duplicate]

Yesterday I made a small but important edit to this answer. But when I came back today to check that my edit had been reviewed and accepted, I noticed that my edit had been approved by three reviewers,...
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How should I respond to edits on questions that should be closed? [duplicate]

I recently gained access to the suggested edit queue on Stack Overflow. There are often minor edits on off-topic questions that will assuredly get closed (e.g., "Why is Python better than Node.JS?"). ...
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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 can I appeal a rejection of a suggested edit?

One of my recent suggested edits, for this question, was rejected. I also went ahead and answered the question and my answer was accepted by the user. I think the fact my answer was accepted ...
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Who does the peer review of edits? [duplicate]

I didn't find this anywhere: who is doing the peer review of edits?
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How is a new beginner meant to grow on one of the Stack Exchange communities [duplicate]

I am new to Stack Exchange and I think it's very impressive. One thing bothers me is that because it is so far down the line, I don't think beginners stand a chance of growing. As time goes on, ...
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How to ask for further clarification when I can’t comment [duplicate]

How to ask further clarification, or to point out that the answer shown, even if once correct, is not correct anymore? I can’t comment as I don’t have 50 reputation.
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Any way to remove my own pending edit? [duplicate]

I've made an edit on a post and I now realize that it is in error: I've added a suggested edit (the water tag) but I now realize it's probably not appropriate. I recommend rejecting it (I think ...
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The way suggested edits are handled in questions seems oddly inefficient [duplicate]

I recently visited a question with unformatted code. Before I could format it however, a low-rep user made an edit that was basically what I was going to do. Here's the problem: I'm now not given the ...
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How does editing affect reputation? [duplicate]

I've seen a few posts on the topic of "How to Increase Your Reputation" (e.g. Six simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast), which say that editing is an important reputation-affecting ...

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