Linked Questions

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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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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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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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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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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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3answers
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Formatting OP's code for readability without tipping them off to the problem

Here's a situation I ran into recently, which other meta questions don't seem to cover. The OP wrote: if( foo == bar ) do_stuff( fizz ); do_stuff( buzz ); So, formatting it for readability, the "...
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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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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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How to deal with revisions that attempt to correct the original post?

I've seen numerous revisions (e.g., this) where the editor is attempting to apply a fix to the code. Oftentimes, I don't know whether the fix is appropriate or not. In these cases, my potential ...
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1answer
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Major Code Rewrite by Editor I Reverted that was reverted back

This answer was posted with non-compiling, invalid code by the original poster, and it was downvoted accordingly for that reason. An 80K+ reader edited the code to totally rewrite it to working ...
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2answers
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What should I do if I think a suggested edit is unjustly rejected?

Today I was reviewing this edit, which according to the provided picture is obviously right, but it got rejected by three reviewers based on the reason This edit is incorrect or an attempt to ...
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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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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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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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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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