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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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Edit Summary standard options

I wonder if you could include in the Edit Post page some “Edit Summary” standard options (like Tags) For example: “Grammatical errors fixed” “Spelling errors fixed” “Code block added” And so… ...
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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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Could we be permitted to provide a reason for rolling back?

I just had an occasion where someone reformatted the code in my question, not because it was ill-formatted, but to match his preferred style. I would have liked to be able to type a reason for rolling ...
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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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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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Allow comment on rollback? [duplicate]

When editing you can enter a one-line comment "Edit Summary". It would be nice if a comment could be left when rolling back. Can this be added at some time?
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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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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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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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Let me add or change edit summary during edit window (grace period)

It often occurs to me to add an edit summary to a question-edit immediately after submitting the edit, especially if the changes aren't obvious (formatting etc.). So I: Click "edit" again. Fill in ...
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Remove “corrected spelling” from the Edit Summary suggestion

I cannot imagine a spelling correction that changes at least 6 characters. Spelling corrections are discouraged, whether explicitly or through this limit (I'm not sure whether they are explicitly ...
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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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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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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 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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Allow mods to edit revision comments

Nice hole in the system... You can pretty much say anything in a revision comment and it cannot be removed or cleaned up by a mod. See https://stackoverflow.com/revisions/3405175/4 for an example. ...
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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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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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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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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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Etiquette for revision comments

I often see that revision comments are formatted to be in lowercase and items are separated by a ; edited title; deleted 41 characters in body So my question is: what rules do I need to be aware ...
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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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The edit done from the Community user should be considered as an edit done from another user

I took some actions on Will session work if cookies are disabled on client side? which, in the exact order, were: Improving a suggested edit Voting to close the question, which already had four votes ...
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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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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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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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Minor “edit summary” display bug

On Electronics SE I try to edit a question asked by another user. I click "edit", change the text and click "save". A message "please enter a comment" is displayed. I use the newest and the freshest ...
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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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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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Editing edit summaries [duplicate]

I attempt to write my edit summaries with the utmost care, but on occasion, I'll be moving to fix something else, and I'll end up with a messed up summary. I have found that if I re-edit within a ...
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Please auto-merge edit-summary on edit merge

Often this happens to me: I see a poorly formatted question. I format the question, rename, retag, describe my deeds concisely in the edit-summary field. I submit. I realise the bloody prettifier won'...
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Bring up original edit summary when editing your prior edit

EDIT: It seems that I've also had edits that stacked well, so I'm not sure if I had a timing problem, or was just delusional. The one thing that can be fixed, that I'll turn this question into, is a ...
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Edit Summary for multiple edits within the grace period

I remember a discussion here on Meta.SO about Edit Summaries for multiple edits within the grace period, but I can't find it. At the time of that discussion, when one submitted another edit within 5 ...
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Edit summaries should be “why” instead of “what”

Should users be prompted to explain edits rather than merely describe them? Or, to steal the catchphrase about code comments: say why, not what. The current text explicitly asks for description: ...
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Multiple edits within the edit window no longer preserve all edit comments

I just edited this question twice: once to reformat the code (it was included in a <pre> block), and again to add a direct image link. Because I made these edits within a few minutes of each ...