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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Allow retaggers be able to leave a summary in the vein of an “edit summary”

When you already have edit privileges, then you can choose to leave a summary comment when you're just retagging. You don't have that ability when all you can do is retag questions, and depending on ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Could “edited x mins ago” tooltips possibly contain the summary instead of/in addition to the timestamp?

Under questions and answers, we get the little edited x min ago, edited x hour ago, etc. When mousing over this text, we get the raw timestamp. I think that it would be more useful if the tooltip ...
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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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Why aren't edit summaries shown?

As a new answerer on StackOverflow, I found the Edit Summary field misleading. A commenter asked for an update to my answer, so I updated the answer, and explained the update in the Edit Summary, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Quick successive edits are merged, but summaries are not

I noticed this mostly in community wiki questions. When two edits of the same answers are merged, their summaries are not, and the later summary just replaces the earlier one. This can lead to loss ...
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Using the inline retag option keeps appending “edited tags” for each additional edit

If you go to a question and use the inline retag option ("edit tags" to the right) and only change one tag, it sets "edited tags" as the edit reason. Cool. Woops, I just noticed this other tag should ...