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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why should I bother filling in the edit description?

Does anyone read the edit descriptions? The diffing feature works so well, I generally don't read them — I don't trust the editor so much to fill it out correctly, and the diff is perfectly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Make edit descriptions editable by moderators [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow mods to edit revision comments Here's why: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/4149530/revisions https://stackoverflow.com/posts/5164047/revisions https://stackoverflow....
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Editing within grace period no longer remembers previous edit reason? [closed]

For the longest time, the previous edit summary was retained when editing the post again within the 5 minute grace period. It appears that now, that is no longer true, and it's extremely annoying. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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When an edit is started within the grace period of a previous own edit, the edit message field should be prepopulated

Sample scenario: Make an edit to a question; perhaps improve its title. Write in the edit message: Please use a descriptive title for your post, even if that makes it spoilery Notice the question ...
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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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Repeated edit summary in timeline view

Have a look at the timeline view of the edits on this question: Creating files in C++ The edit summary of my revision 12 hours ago has been repeated multiple times in the timeline view. This is not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...