Linked Questions

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Editing to change someone's brackets style?

Some people like to put the open { bracket on a separated line, e.g: if(...) { //... } Is editing this code by merging the first two lines into single one rude?
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2answers
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Edit rejected by users without knowledge on linked tag? [duplicate]

I haven't had an edit rejected before. Today i made a change to fix an answer on which people were commenting that it did not work for them. I tried out the answer, it was indeed broken, then fixed ...
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1answer
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When are syntax errors protected from edits? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How far can I refactor someone else’s code? I stumbled across an interesting post, Are self-closing tags valid in HTML5?. There's an error in the initial question; self-...
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0answers
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Should I make SSCCE out of OP's code and where is the optimal borderline? [closed]

Like many people here, I do hate code dumps and often the question is really about an error in one line in a couple of hundred lines and likely to be reproduced with a short code block. Should I edit ...
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1answer
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When is it appropriate to edit someone else's code? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How far can I refactor someone else's code? I see a lot of edits in queue where some well-meaning user attempts to fix OP's code. They range from minor syntax corrections, to near ...
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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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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 ...
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1answer
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What to do when a tiny edit is necessary? [duplicate]

I fully understand why there's a filter that requests one to submit edits of at least 6 characters. But either is there, or could there be, some form of "yes, I'm sure" override? Barring that, what ...
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1answer
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Editing: add a “require author approval” checkbox

Problem statement Currently, the FAQ says: When should I edit posts? Any time you feel you can make the post better, and are inclined to do so. Editing is encouraged! Some common reasons to edit are: ...
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0answers
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Are there de facto rules for suggesting edits? [duplicate]

I recently edited and got rejected twice for this edit. I've read the editing rules and this seems like a good edit to me. The original code provides no context, nor does it even compile, and the ...
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1answer
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The [adventure] tag should be deleted [closed]

I noticed the newish adventure tag is being liberally applied today while reviewing edits. The wiki for this tag was created just today. It seems to be a meta-tag and serve no programming purpose. ...
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4answers
453 views

Why was my suggested edit rejected repeatedly?

Why was my edit rejected? All three reviewers said: This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to or comment on the existing post. Really? Come on! I am nearly at the point of abandoning "...
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2answers
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Is it ok to edit comments in code?

I'm the kind of person who is irked by poor spelling and grammar, so when I see a post with these sorts of errors I usually try to fix it. I recently stumbled upon a question with typos not only in ...
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2answers
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Edit rejected on Lisp question

I was trying to correct minor mistakes in this post. Which I understand is allowed in the Help Section. Some common reasons to edit are: to fix grammatical or spelling mistakes to clarify ...
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2answers
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Reviewing edit where code has been corrected

I have noticed some users are approving suggested edits where the editor has changed the code of the post, to correct it. Example 1 Example 2 I thought that posts should not have code corrections as ...

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