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Editing Incorrect Information in Questions [duplicate]

Edit: This question is specifically not related to code. I'm aware of the precedent on fixing code mistakes. As there did not seem to be any established precedent for issues not related to coding, ...
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5answers
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Blatantly wrong accepted answer

ADO.NET DataRow - check for column existence The accepted answer is factually incorrect; one can simply call row.Table.Columns.Contains(name); What should be done?
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How can we be better at approving suggested edits that improve answers?

Having been fairly active on Stack Overflow's suggested edit review queue in the past couple of years, I observe that there are a number of worthwhile suggested edits that get rejected because they ...
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2answers
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Why was my code edit rejected? [duplicate]

I corrected some wrong code in this answer and the edit was rejected almost instantly. Could anyone explain why?
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3answers
232 views

Answer edits that completely change the answer?

https://stackoverflow.com/suggested-edits/98488 I was breaking in my new 10k privileges by cleaning up some pending edits and ran across this... An anonymous editor claims to have tested this answer ...
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3answers
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Should I edit other people's answers to remove incorrect content, or should I ask them to do it themselves?

This answer is half incorrect (as of this post), but I don't like to edit other people's answers, since there's always the chance I misunderstood something, and it seems quite ham handed to just barge ...
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2answers
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Suggested Edit rejected because reviewers didn't know programming language

I had a question and a suggestion about suggested edits. Yesterday I noticed that an answer to a question had a syntax error in the code, so I decided I should fix that error so that the OP wouldn't ...
13
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2answers
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How to edit? Can we agree on an editing 'policy'?

We've been hashing out editing policy here for a long time now. It's pretty optimistic to think that people who are new to editing (let alone to SO/SE) will somehow 'know' how things work. It would be ...
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2answers
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Other than reformatting code, should you substantially alter a question's code samples?

I've noticed a particular user making subtle but important changes to code samples in other people's posts. For example: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/4712794/revisions In this case the change was ...
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1answer
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are there guidelines on how severe suggested edits can be?

I am looking for guidelines on suggested edits. Specifically how drastic can they be? I have read this http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/02/suggested-edits-and-edit-review/ and numerous posts on ...
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2answers
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Edit Review : Rejection on the basis of one problem

I have just rejected an otherwise good edit because one word, in my opinion, went too far -'half-way' was changed to 'half-baked' - a comment may have been just the thing, but what do others suggest? ...
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How does the community feel about edits that change the author's point of view?

This question got me thinking: what edits, suggested or "full," are generally welcome in our community? The reason for this question is that I see lots of edits that change ("correct") an author's ...
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Can't I fix add comments to code of other answers? [duplicate]

Simple and straight question, which may not get so straight answer though: If someone posts code without comments or explanation, is it wrong to add comments to the code, so other users can ...
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1answer
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Expire time for suggested edits

Close look here didn't reveal that there is currently any expire time for suggested edits. My request is simple: if suggested edit is not approved or rejected within 24 hours, silently ignore it as ...