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Should tiny edits be accepted or rejected in review?

I regularly review suggested edits on the review page. One common situation is that a user will propose a tiny edit, like capitalising a single letter, or removing only the salutation from a post. In ...
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4answers
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I don't flag - What is wrong with me?

Being active on Stack Overflow and Meta - I don't have even 100 helpful flags on both sites (many of them came from flags before I could vote to close). Then I see people in a moderator election ...
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Some users gaming the edit system by searching for misspelled words

I looked at the edit queue and saw the following set of edits all from the same user changing "alot" to "a lot", with no other value-add to the post: https://stackoverflow.com/suggested-edits/19349 ...
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Change the requirements for the Marshal badge

There has been a lot of discussion on flag-weight, its worth, etc. Clearly, the introduction of the gold Marshal badge has rejuvenated a lot of inactive flaggers and people would be less inclined to ...
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Let's clean up low-quality posts with profanity on Stack Overflow [closed]

When I originally wrote this request, I was basing it off of Jeff's assertion that "expletives are not acceptable behavior on meta or any other Stack Overflow site." After going through a number of ...
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The Great Moderator Flag Turkey Shoot [closed]

I went from flag weight 120 to flag weight 591 in a matter of hours because of the tips from this this question. Flagging non-answers was great fun and I still want to keep going even though I am ...
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Pedantic edit, yes, no, approve, reject?

Summary What is the official position on pedantic edits? Should we ... perform them when we have the opportunity? approve them when we review them? reject them because we don't want (to review) ...
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Spelling clean-up: “jquerry” and “querry”

There are over 300 "querry" (aka query) and over 100 "jquerry" (aka jquery) typos that need to be corrected. I have started to go through the questions and answers but it would be great if some ...
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Let's clean up the “this is a duplicate” answers

I recently discovered that there are a lot of answers out there that just contain a link and some variation of the text "this is a duplicate". A lot can be found with the query is:answer body:"...
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1answer
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Mechanism to Allow New Users to Comment Everywhere [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment I understand why Stack Overflow does not allow new users to comment everywhere: this keeps discussions from being dominated by ...
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Use the phrase “One more question” to detect non-answers

I just spent all my flags on answers containing the phrase "one more question". This phrase, especially when the post also contains "thanks", "thank you" or similar appears to be a good heuristic for ...
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Please discourage flags on old questions and answers [duplicate]

The flagged posts tool is frequently cluttered with Not an answer or Low quality flags on questions and answers from 2008 and 2009; I've recently counted 17 and 13 such flagged questions or answers ...
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Detecting questions in answers

The tribe of people who decide to use up their flags every day is probably small, but I can tell it's doing a lot because I am finding less junk as I try to use up mine. One thing that's surprised me ...
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Can we see where we rank for flag weight? [closed]

The last few days I've been playing along flagging old crappy answers. I'm up to 50+ flags a day and it takes only about 10 minutes to use them all up (thanks to some great queries in What are the ...
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Why doesn't close vote count toward Deputy/Marshal

I'm just curious why close votes dont seem to count as helpful for deputy/marshal badges. It seems like they should since when you get to 3k you get your ability to flag questions replaced by vote ...

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