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Why does the edit summary have an appended whitespace in some places?

The edit summary is appended with a whitespace character in the user profile's revision list. When I've needed to copy-paste an edit summary I've ended up taking the extra work to not select the ...
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Should the default edit summaries be in sentence case?

I'm not entirely au fait with the site's inner workings so I'm not sure if this is a bug, feature-request or if it's actually status-bydesign, hence the open question.1 The default edit summaries are ...
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Custom rollback reason not displayed on the Activity page

When providing a custom rollback reason, it displays properly when looking at the timeline and revision history, but not the Activity page ("All Actions" or "Revisions"). Compare: ...
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What is 'Active Reading' meant to imply in the edit reason field?

I've noticed a few times the phrase 'Active Reading' in the edit summary, such as on this revision: Active reading [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OnePlus_5 http://stackoverflow.com/legal/trademark-...
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Improve Community bot replacement edit summary

In the context of the Community bot URL replacement run addressed in 'Links to HTML versions of RFC's need to move from "tools" to "datatracker"' it became clear that the ...
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"Improve edit" should not copy the edit summary from the suggested edit [duplicate]

When you click the "Improve edit" button when reviewing a suggested edit, your edit will be applied as a separate edit on top of the suggested edit, which will be approved. The edit summary ...
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Editing of revision's title is not applied [duplicate]

I edited a question and made a typo on the revision's title itself. When trying to edit this revision to fix this typo in the revision's title, the update is not applied when clicking on Save Edits ...
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Edit summary no longer autofills [closed]

Normally when I edit a question and I'm filling in the edit summary, I get a menu of summaries that I've used previously as autofill suggestions. Today I'm no longer getting them. I made two changes ...
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Can I get a diff of my changes before submitting an edit?

When editing a post I usually want to write a concise summary (especially when suggesting an edit). This would be much easier if I was able to get a diff for my changes. Sometimes editing a post ...
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Adding summary to tag-only rollback doesn't work

It's possible to add an edit summary to a rollback: Could we be permitted to provide a reason for rolling back? However, this doesn't seem to be working when you rollback a tag-only edit. Here is a ...
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Can the edit summary be changed by users doing an additional edit from edit review? [duplicate]

I have observed a few times that, when I suggest an edit and that edit is accepted by someone else, but they add a further edit, then they seem to duplicate my edit summary in their own edit. However, ...
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Allow editing the edit summary [duplicate]

I just made an edit and saved it without giving it an edit summary. The default summary was added 24 characters in body I made another edit to the same post within 5 minutes, this time changing ...
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Setting a default Edit summary

I usually edit the formatting of the posts so I mostly add "Fixed formatting". Can there be a way to set this as the default edit summary so that, whenever I am editing a post, this text will be ...
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Including a quick drop-down list of possible changes in edit summary [duplicate]

More often than not, people edit other's questions to rephrase the question for clarity, fixing grammar, corrections of spellings, adding MathJax, reformatting to improve readability, removing ...
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Can you add a summary after edit? [duplicate]

I just made an edit to a question I asked. Quite often I don't write summaries, but this time I felt that I should have added some explanation to the edit. Is there a way to add a summary afterwards? ...
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Change the prompt "Edit Summary" to something more appropriate

After making an edit to someone else's post, there is a small yet relevant text box with the prompt "Edit Summary". This clearly suggests that you supply a shortened version of your edit. It has ...
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Why is the edit summary by default the same as the previous edit summary when improving a suggested edit? [duplicate]

When a user chooses "Improve" in the Suggested Edits review queue and submit their own edit to improve the suggested one, the edit summary is automatically the same as the edit summary for the ...
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How to handle an aggravating revision comment?

When I ask a question on Stack Overflow, I'm trying to follow guidelines: being clear, show examples, format my text, use the appropriate tags. But I can sometimes make slight mistakes, which of ...
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When featured tag is auto removed by Community, there is no edit summary

Just noticed this: (source) It is not hard to understand that the featured tag has been auto removed by Community, but I still expect some sort of edit summary, even the generic "edited tags". ...
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Summary of changes field does not set uppercase for first character

When editing a question in the iOS app, the "Summary of changes " field does not set the shift button on the iOS keyboard automatically, and so the first letter is not automatically upper case. There ...
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How do I write a good edit summary?

As a user, I don't often ask questions (in fact, I believe I have only asked two questions in total across the entire network, excluding meta). However I do a lot of answering, flagging, commenting ...
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Could links in edit summary be clickable?

Would it be possible that if a user views revision history and timeline, if edit summaries contains a link, then this could be opened by clicking on it, rather than having to copy and paste the link? ...
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Which tense should an edit summary be in? [duplicate]

GitHub specify in a blog post how commit messages should be written, even down to the tense. This is contentious and there is a debate around how they should be written, but the majority go with ...
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Edit Summary edits aren't reflected on user's activity page

User X recently edited their post (which has been closed) and wrote in the edit summary something rude (not too rude, but not nice) about those who closed the post. So I (a mod on that site) simply ...
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Should I reject edits with disturbingly incorrect and/or confusing edit comment? (summary) [duplicate]

Sometimes I get an edit to review that has comment which has nothing to do with the edit. Such as a retag edit commented as fixed grammar or improved formatting. These comments confuse me a lot and ...
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iOS-App: cannot modify summary of changes when updating preceding edit (< 5')

When editing a post a second time within 5 minutes, the two edits are going to be merged into a singe one, so the revision increases once only. This works fine for both iOS-App and web version. ...
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Edit Summary textbox disappears after changing the screen orientation in Android app

The setup Suggesting an edit to some post on the Android app The problem If I ever switch from portrait mode to landscape mode (by turning my phone sideways), the Edit Summary box disappears. ...
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Is it possible to extract edit summaries for revisions to SE main site posts using SEDE?

Pretty much the question is just the title. I'd like to know if one can get at commit messages (the edit summary text) for edits from the data explorer. In the database schema, I see under "...
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Allow moderators to edit the edit summary after an edit has exited the grace period [duplicate]

Very occasionally, users leave edit summaries which are downright inappropriate. At present, the best we can do in such instances is to contact a Stack Exchange employee and ask for a revision purge, ...
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Please save my edit summary when edited within grace period [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce: Edit the body of any post. Edit it again immediately, but only modify the edit summary. Check the revisions page. The original edit summary will be retained. A user has to edit ...
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Add a tag to existing question without making a substantial edit

I have read Is a tag edit substantial enough? but it is either out of date, or Stack Overflow has some added requirements. I am trying to add a tag to a question on Stack Overflow because I feel the ...
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I just got a really weird Reopen review about a rollback to [e6f666a5-1009-4456-b217-6ad0a889d0f6]

I just got this review which appears to be a little broken and buggy: Take note of the edit summary featured in this review - it's bugged out. In the post's revision history, it says "Rollback to ...
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Is it appropriate to edit another user's answer to include important information from their own comments?

A suggested edit of mine was recently rejected because This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been written as a comment or an answer. ...
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How to cite a meta discusion in edit comments?

Let's say there is a meta discussion about retagging, and I would like to go through a few questions to retag them according to the outcome of the discussion. I think it would be helpful to cite the ...
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Show "Edit summary" common comments like a tags [duplicate]

It would be cool to show the most common edit summary comments like a tags, to be able to fill this field it by clicking, not by typewriting. E.g., like this:
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How to add missing tag to a Stack Exchange question [duplicate]

I saw a question on Stack Overflow and it's about Java. The post had a number of tags but not the important one, so the source code of that question looks as ugly as plaintext because the syntax ...
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Can't access edit summary when editing a long answer

In Android App v1.0.35 has a bug when editing answers. This was produced on a HTC One running Android 4.4.2. For any sufficiently short answer, the edit summary is totally visible and accessible: ...
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Show edit summary in reopen review

When reviewing reopen votes triggered by an edit, the Revision tab should show the edit summary: Often, there's valuable context that the edit summary explains which a reviewer may not understand if ...
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How to modify the description of an edit? [duplicate]

I edited a question I posted to add a long update but forgot to add a description of the edit before hitting 'Save Edits'. In revision view, the edit is described as "added 1232 characters in body". ...
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How to deal with inappropriate comments attached to edits?

I saw an edit comment being used as a general comment (see comments to the edit number four at this link). The edit itself was borderline OK - I wanted to reject it as too minor, but it got approved ...
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Edit Summary reminder

Background I usually want to include a short edit summary for all of my edits. But I must confess, that I'm sometimes a little lazy and forget to enter a summary. This wasn't a problem, when I had ...
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suggestion regarding minimum edits

Sometimes, as many users of the SE network are well aware, a user will see one very small, yet very glaring error in a question or answer, and with less than 2K rep, they are faced with 4 choices: ...
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I don't think new users are effectively taught how to write good edit summaries. How can this be fixed (and should it)?

Context While it may seem trivial, I think good edit summaries are extremely important. For new users, they help them understand their mistakes and learn from them. For editors, they are a kind of "...
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Edit message is lost after a small follow-up edit

I've noticed a glitch here: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/21220580/revisions What I did was: post a very short, speculative answer did some more research, came back later and provided a working ...
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Mobile view doesn't load the edit summary

This bug's simple and short to explain. In mobile view: Submit an edit on a post. Provide an edit summary for your edit. Return to edit that post further within the grace period. What should happen: ...
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Revision info in timeline showing "ffffffffff gggg" instead of the real revision summary

Just noticed that the timeline shows ffffffffff gggg instead of the real revision summary: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/83329/timeline Same in other timelines that I checked: https://...
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Rollback reason message [duplicate]

In order of importance: Add a reason field for rollback Notify the author of the edit that's being rolled back of the rollback and the reason Notify the approvers of the edit too (if they exist due ...
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How to see full edit summary in revision box?

the edit summaries in the drop down use use to browse revisions of an answer looks truncated, like there's more to see. How do I see the rest of the summary?
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Please don't use comments containing vulgarities for suggested edit review audits

I come across this comment while reviewing a suggested edit audit: I don't think system-generated messages should contain such language. Can they be chosen more carefully, please?
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Give me a blank Comment box when I am editing my post, below the "edit summary" field

When editing my question or answer, I want a blank "comment box" under the "edit summary" box. The edit summary field is documented by answer https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/84708/242736 to explain "...
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