Questions tagged [automatic-edits]

Sites perform some edits automatically when posts are submitted, such as removing signatures or redundant "@username" alerts.

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Don't remove the @ part of my comment

Recently I posted a comment on Stack Overflow on an answer by (say) Felix. He replied to the comment, and when replying to him I started my comment with "@Felix". Stack Overflow stripped that ...
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Don't block comments with two @lerts if one of them is @postowner

Comments containing more than one @lert are blocked now unless they contain a backtick. In principle this is a good idea: it educates unexperienced users, while experienced users still have a ...
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Should the word “hay” not be deleted at the beginning of posts, especially on Spanish SE?

When saving posts, the first sentence is removed if it matches a regular expression. See this answer. The purpose is to automatically remove salutations from posts. The word “hay” is a very uncommon ...
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List of Reasons for Automatic System Content Modification

When does the system automatically modify content (such as votes, question, answer, or comment text)? What automatic changes does the system make to questions? answers? comments? This FAQ should ...
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How to avoid the creation of automatic links?

I'm trying to answer a question, and for that I need to mark 4 different mock (fake) urls and what they'd have. When I type this, a link is automatically created, and I would like to avoid this ...
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Answers don't like hair (i.e., “hair” at the beginning of an answer is automatically deleted)

As you can see I made an edit but it won't stick and gets deleted right away; another user with 20k rep also tried to make the same edit with no luck. This is the answer where it happened. Also I ...
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Autoconvert site-internal-link-only answers to comments [duplicate]

When an answer consisting solely of a link to elsewhere in the Stack Exchange universe is posted, it should be converted to a comment prefixed with "See: ". Perhaps this could be widened to cover any ...
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Convert @postowner to postowner, instead of removing them as it currently does

First Some Context: Let us start with this post this post by T.J. (Don't remove the @ part of my comment), in which we find out that SO is automatically removing @postowner from comments. T.J., ...
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When removing @lerts, remove full user name with spaces

In situations where an @lert is removed, if the commenting user included a full user name with spaces, only the leading portion of the @lert that doesn't contain any spaces is removed. For example, ...
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SE changes '!' changes to '?' in title [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please remove the s/!/?/ title filter from Metaǃ I posted a question on meta exchange and I had an exclamation mark at the end. The '!' was switched to a '?'. I thought I ...
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Message's first letter stays lowercase when redundant @user is truncated

I just noticed something that really bugs me on Stack Overflow. There is @-syntax for summoning people in conversation. Sometimes such @s are redundant. One such situation is when you try to summon ...
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Editing duplicate banner edited into the text of the question

> **Possible Duplicate:** > [Possible to remove the link to duplicate question?](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/50336/possible-to-remove-the-link-to-duplicate-question) <!-- ...
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Votes should not be unlocked if the Community user makes an automated script edit

(Not a duplicate of Preventing bad edits from unlocking votes, as that covers users editing posts to unlock their own vote; this is about automated scripts editing posts.) This may seem like a minor ...
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Automatically remove the patterns “tag :” and “tag -” from titles

My feature-request is a, slightly, stricter version of this, un-actioned one. If the following conditions are true, can the patterns be automatically be removed from the question title: Where the ...
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please don't delete @name in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Don't remove the @ part of my comment I can't find out where this "feature" is documented, but I was in a comment thread in electronics.stackexchange.com where I was ...
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Please make a special case for allowing @postowner in comments, when talking about @postowner

The system only allows a comment to have only one @name in it. Unfortunately if this is a meta discussion about how notifications work, of the discussion about not deleting @postowner from comments, ...
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Can we auto-capitalize?

Certain words should always be capitalized. Immediately, PHP and XML come to mind. Other words have other consistent capitalization rules which are consistent (Java not JAVA). Would it be possible to ...