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Pending approvals: allow for adding reasons to rejections

Can we have an option to enter reasons when we reject edits by other users who don't have privileges? Reason: I was checking a pending edit for a question about .NET obfuscators, and the user edited ...
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4answers
267 views

How can Stack Overflow encourage more thorough answers?

Several times over the past week (meaning 7 days, not the Stack Overflow week for which I still cannot figure out the schedule), I've written up a quick answer to a "Please debug my code and/or ...
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3answers
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What should be done with accepted, yet wrong, answers?

Many times I've run into questions on SO that have a wrong answer accepted. (Example: What's the difference between “LIKE” and “=” in SQL? (Note: The accepted answer has been edited to include the ...
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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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Answer etiquette on older questions

In relation to this question I came across this myself. There were several answers saying "it doesn't work because its a bug" or "try this" (and it doesn't work.) To be honest I just didn't believe ...
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2answers
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encouraging edits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let me reward a good edit on my question/answer I love the fact that this site, and the entire SE network are very community driven, but I see a lot of people, answering ...
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1answer
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When an answerer edits their previous answer to readdress the problem, should I get a notification?

Basically, I didn't know someone had fully answered my question because they edited their previous answer. Not major by any means... I posted a question. A poster answered by pointing out a bug. I ...
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1answer
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What is the etiquette on updating someones answer with a little bit of extra info

I recently found the answer to a problem I was having here Git change '.git' folder name in windows This answer in particular rather than the accepted answer was what fixed my issue https://...
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2answers
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Criteria for editing another user's answer vs. adding a new answer

Is there a guideline for when to edit an existing answer vs. adding a new answer with your improvements? Questions, I don't care about editing - after all, they are requests for information. ...
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1answer
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Clarify editing guidelines

After clicking edit, I was about to edit an answer when I noticed the guideline We welcome all constructive edits, but please make them substantial. Avoid trivial edits unless absolutely necessary....