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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 ...
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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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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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Edit summaries of merged edits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please auto-merge edit-summary on edit merge Previously, when I made an edit to a post and then quickly started another edit to the same post, I was shown the edit summary of ...
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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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New edit to same answer is not showing?

I have edited my 5 minutes old answer as shown below, but it is showing as answered 5 minutes ago. It's not showing as edited now as it showed some days ago when I made this kind of changes. Has this ...
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Do not ask for an edit summary when it won't be displayed

An example for is if you Answer, and then go back to edit your answer within the first grace period. In such cases, the edit summary is never displayed, so why provide a box for it?
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Does Stack Exchange remember the last edit summary I wrote for a post?

Does Stack Exchange remember what I used as edit summary last time I edited a post? I noticed that the edit summary was already set when I edited a post; I expanded the description, and clicked on ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Radio Buttons for Edit Summary?

I don't know about others, but I'm a relatively new user to SO, and I'm just (simply put) too lazy to type in "improved formatting" or "fixed grammar" on my posts after I make edits. Why not just put ...
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Provide quick-summary options for typo fixes, grammar fixes, etc

My personal experience is that very often, I use Edit Summary for: Typos Grammar Errors Minor Changes (where the essence of the information has not changed, and edit summary can hardly offer value ...
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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 record disappeared

I just edited the answer by hopeseekr to this question. How do I save data in an application scope in PHP? I removed a short sentence at the start of the answer. There is no record on the answer or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...