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How does editing work?

It is possible for users to edit an existing post. How do edits work? Who may edit a question or answer? How can you tell what has been changed between edits? For more information, see "Why can ...
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Edited answer does not show "edited" or history link? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How does editing work? Is there an editing ‘grace period’ on answers after they have been posted? This answer on SO was edited by the original author but it ...
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Editing doesn't show "edited" [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an editing ‘grace period’ on answers after they have been posted? Is it possible to edit posts and not have the "edited" tag show up? At first I thought ...
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Are some quick revisions lost? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an editing ‘grace period’ on answers after they have been posted? It looks like if I post an answer, then revise it quickly say within 10 seconds, the ...
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Is it possible to edit a question without leaving revision history? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an editing ‘grace period’ on answers after they have been posted? I could've sworn an answer just changed after I refreshed the page, but I can't see any ...
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Where is the edit history gone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an editing 'grace period' on answers after they have been posted? I just typed a very long answer at Stack Overflow, then realized that I had misread the ...
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Anyone noticed that rolling back to a previous version after making a recent edit can completely overwrite your edit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an editing ‘grace period’ on answers after they have been posted? I made a change to one of my pre-existing answers and then about two minutes later I was ...
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Is there a delay as to when an edit gets logged in the Edit History? [duplicate]

After posting my most recent answer in SO, I edited it several times: definitely not less than 5 edits. However, when I viewed the edit history, it only shows 2 edits. Does the site wait for a ...
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Why do votes get locked?

I downvoted a question and now really can't say why, so I wanted to remove my downvote. However, I get the message: You last voted on this question yesterday Your vote is now locked in unless this ...
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What if 2 answers are essentially the same? [duplicate]

Look here to see what I mean? Should I ask one of these guys to delete their answer (and merge whatever detail is missing into the other answer)? I'm aware of this other question, but it's a little ...
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Can moderators / high-rep users delete revisions from the revision history?

Can moderators / high-rep users delete revisions from the revision history? I am asking this because the revision history for this answer here seems to be missing the original posted answer (which I ...
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"Javascript" tag showing up as "javas" on main page

This is one of the weirdest bugs I've ever seen, I think. One of the tags on this question is "javascript" but on the SO homepage, it shows up as "javas." If you click on it, that even takes you to ...
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What happened to Moderators respecting the editing grace period?

This answer (10k link) was converted to a comment by a moderator while I was editing it (during the grace period). Admittedly in its original form the answer was not fleshed out enough, but why so ...
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I edit my answers a lot. How can I prevent myself from forfeiting credit due to "community wiki"?

I make a lot of edits to my posts, as I tend to answer, edit for grammar, and then refine it as I do more research. It's simply my style of learning while also answering. My posts are almost all very ...
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Who got the right answer first? [closed]

I asked a question yesterday on SO and after many edits of the question and of the two answers we got to the point where I was able to confirm that both answers were correct. As I can only accept one ...
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