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Questions tagged [edit-summary]

Short reason, count of characters changed or motive behind why a post was edited

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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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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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Automatically reject suggested edits where edit summary is an email address

Could we automatically reject a suggested edit if the edit summary is only an email address? We all know it is very common for spam bots to enter email address to the one-line field that is after a ...
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Give me a blank Comment box when I am Improving a Suggested Edit

The suggested edit screen includes both the suggested edit, and the reason for the edit: When you click to improve the edit, that comment is left as-is and hidden at the bottom of the post above ...
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Edit summary text field can be submitted without any description by using spaces

The edit summary text field when submitting an edit does not validate space. A user can press the space bar a few times and submit the summary without any description.
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Can't change the 'edit summary' comment? [duplicate]

I just created an answer. I started editing the answer just before the 5 minutes were up, and saved it just after the 5 minutes were up, so the system substituted 'added 231 characters in body' as ...
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Count of characters with small edits

I noticed an edited question the other day where "Regards" (or "Regards,") was removed, but which referred to "12 characters". Now I noticed this on my own question: The "added 75 characters in body" ...
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What to put in the “edit summary” when change is minor?

I noticed if a change is minor it is easier to look at the comparison of the revisions and the summary actually is longer than the change itself. For example a changed such as "Wamp comes with..." to "...
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Take most recent (or concatenate) edit comments when editing during grace period

Recently, I edited one of my answers to update a link to a better resource. I clicked "Save" without entering a description of the edit (edit #1). Then I realised that the question was asked by a new ...
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Changes to edit summaries are turfed with no notice [duplicate]

Problem: Make edit Realize, later, that you should have added an edit summary and did not (or that you just want to change it). Add or change edit summary. Press 'Save Edits'. Edit summary is not ...
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When using my retag privilege, if I enter an edit reason, the system ignores it [duplicate]

With the recent change to remove the retag button and just use the edit screen, it appears that if you only edit the tags and submit the edit, any edit reason you added into the box gets completely ...
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Don't insist on an edit summary that will dropped [duplicate]

My reputation here on MSO is 1056, so I do not have the edit privilege. However, I can propose edits, so I see an edit button on others' posts. When I try to edit a post, if my edit is only the ...
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Edit with no Edit Summary

I am surprised to find the following bug in edit system: Follow the steps bellow: A user with reputation less than 2000 points edits a post. Instead of a edit summary message he insert this: " " (...
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What's with the 10-char min for edit summaries?

This has always annoyed the hell out of me, because sometimes I'm just fixing a 1 or 2 character typo that made the title harder to read, and the best summary is "typo", and the edit is obvious if you ...
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When one does a rollback, please make it more obvious how to include a comment [duplicate]

Edit history "rollback" links don't allow you to leave a comment. There are ways to leave a comment while reverting a post, but they're not obvious. Please make it more obvious how to comment while ...
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Selector for comment when editing

I think it could be a good idea to have a selector instead of a textfield when providing comments after editing a post. The reason is that (I think) the majority of these edits are either: corrected ...
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Bug in “edit summary” field [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Minor “edit summary” display bug When I edit a question (SO/Meta) I often end up doing similar things. So I only need to click the edit summary field and select an option ...
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Indicate whether an edit will be combined with previous edits

When editing a post, that edit will be combined with the previous one, or the original post if there was no previous edit, but only if not too much time elapsed between these two. It would be nice to ...