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Does "popular tags” need to be repeated in the “How to tag?” suggestions when editing a question?

My question is shown in the title. If someone does not understand my question, you can see it in the picture below: There are two things that can be seen from the picture: "favor using existing ...
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Cannot paste into SE code blocks when Editing, breaks text editor and Markdown preview

There seems to be something wrong with the text editor when editing code inside ``` code blocks. I've noticed this when editing questions. Copy code from my IDE Edit a question Highlight all of the ...
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For how long can I edit comment... really?

I have just seen this: Followed by this (after hitting "Cancel"): One of these information is in contradiction with another. What is the exact value of timeframe where I can edit my ...
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When should one revive/edit someone else's post? [duplicate]

Today I asked a question on the math.stackexchange, and got my post edited by some other user, and I think it was absolutely unnecessary. Here's the screenshot: To elaborate: Adding "indicating ...
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Remove the 'resetting any rude or abusive flags' note from the rollback tooltip

The tooltip for the rollback button in a revision history is: sets the current revision to this version of the post, resetting any "rude or abusive" flags However, the 'resetting of red ...
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The keyboard shortcut E for edit stopped working on own posts or community wiki posts, for users without full editing privileges [duplicate]

Example: The keyboard shortcut E doesn't work for me on this question. . However, the keyboard shortcut E works on other questions I've tried: question 1, question 2, question 3. I use Chrome+Win10. I ...
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The policy of editing out “noise” should be proactively explained and more easily referred to and justified

Across the network, but especially on Stack Overflow, it's considered important to edit questions and answers to remove noise. Of course I agree with this policy; it's part of what keeps the sites ...
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Only add the "edited by" label for big changes, and not "Edit tags"

Editing tags is a minor change; "Edited by ..." should be added only for big edits/ improvements. Personally, I find "Edited by ... Kilroy" distracting, not helpful.
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Possible incentive problem since edits bump questions

I posted Is armageddon more fair in a Vickrey auction? in Chess Stack Exchange on February 9th 2023. It was bumped a year later when someone edited my post on 18th March 2024. Why doesn't this create ...
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Does it make sense to be able to unilaterally edit Qs and As but not be able to unilaterally approve edits?

I've just realized that while my current level of site permissions on one of the SE sites allows me to edit other people's questions and answers at will, it does not allow me to unilaterally approve ...
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Is it discouraged to use headings in questions?

I am referring to this edit of a question of mine. Basically, all heading markup was removed and some were replaced by boldening them (**). Despite being just a cosmetic change, I was wondering what ...
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Protected questions should have a higher reputation requirement for editing and approving edits

When a question is protected it requires a certain minimum reputation to answer it. At least on politics SE this is mostly used for questions that are highly politized or opioniated. And it works in ...
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Display author name while editing a question or answer

I was editing an answer and wanted to say "we can also write this if [author name] agrees" but noticed that the author name was written nowhere on the post edit page interface. I had to open ...
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Should I make edits immediately after receiving feedback when asking for improvements on meta?

I made this post on Stack Overflow Meta, asking if there's anything wrong with my answer. Not long after, there's a comment giving feedback for improvement to my answer. I found this feedback useful ...
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Let's remove spam/offensive edit suggestions from the original poster's inbox as quickly as we can

Some of us have taken it upon ourselves to seek out the worst of what finds its way to Stack Exchange so that the majority of users don't have to see any of that. That's how the spam and rude flags ...
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Will edited comments to one post notify the poster multiple times? [duplicate]

I checked the What events trigger an inbox notification? and searched for "edit" but didn't find this specific problem about "edited comments". Since "Another user comments on ...
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Can you comment or vote on a revision? [duplicate]

How do you comment on a revision? example It would also be nice to have a vote button to appreciate a revision change.
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I suggest to do a flag button inside an edit block [duplicate]

There isn't an individual flag for edits: we can't use a special flag relating to someone who edits a post of another user. Now the only way to draw a moderator's attention about someone's edit is to ...
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What can I do (besides a rollback) if I disagree with an edit of my post?

Suppose I consider someone's edit of my post bad or useless. I do a rollback. Now I want to draw attention of moderators to the user who did this bad edit. What should I do in this case? Update: ...
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Update/recreate question with unhelpful answers [duplicate]

I asked a question a couple of months ago: How to mitigate risk of having cash with you when abroad? The answers were unhelpful ...as I added on a comment: "be street-smart" and similar ...
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It appears that people are making simple edits and answers just for reputation points

I hesitate to ask questions on Stack Exchange as usually I will get lots of edits and answers, but usually the edits are formatting and spelling, and the answers are simplistic (e.g., read the ...
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Is it okay to make small edits to meta posts to change my vote?

If I see a meta answer that I voted on a long time ago, but I now have a different opinion on the topic and want to change my vote, is it okay to make a minor edit to the post so I can change my vote?
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Should you undo your vote after an answer was edited?

Let's say you upvote an answer because it answers the question and helps OP fix a problem. Within a couple of minutes of upvoting, this answer is edited slightly - not enough to change it completely ...
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Since when are users no longer able to view votes on their own pending edits?

I recall in the past that if you suggested an edit, and then clicked on the link to the review task, you would see that your edit was pending review/you were not able to review that item, but you ...
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Incorrectly encoded message about editing deleted post

An attempt to edit a deleted post by a direct link (when you don't have enough reputation to see deleted posts, or you're an owner of deleted post), e.g., here gives a raw text page stated: This post ...
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If a user edits a closed question and checks the "Submit for review" option, does that mean only 2 reopen votes are needed to reopen the question?

Assume an SE site is configured so that 3 reopen votes suffice to reopen a question, and that one needs at least 3k rep to cast a reopen vote. If a user with less than 3k rep makes an edit and checks ...
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I can't edit anything on MSE or network-wide right now: HTTP 500 - "An error occurred submitting the edit."

When I try to edit anything on MSE right now (when I click the "Save edits" button), I get a red box that says: An error occurred submitting the edit. In my console, I see: Failed to load ...
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Should edits to one’s own answers be isolated and highlighted? [duplicate]

I’ve observed that some answers include sections at the bottom that are explicitly labeled Edit or the like. But there are also many other answers that (as the system indicates) have been edited but ...
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Flagging question edits [duplicate]

From where can I flag edits made by a user with enough score to do so, but which not only do not contribute anything new to the question but also modify the meaning of it or vandalize it?
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It should probably be clearer that large numbers of minor edits aren't useful

When you edit a page on a site where you don't have enough rep to edit without needing approval, it says this: Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed. We welcome edits that ...
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How to deal with mass typos fixing, should they be a part of homepage?

There are several questions about the issue, but related to low-rep users, e.g. Are we discouraged from fixing typos and misspellings on Stack Exchange sites? I would like to discuss how should we ...
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Is it allowed to review others' suggested edits to make space in the edit queue for your alternate account to make suggested edits?

I wanted to create a new account on Stack Overflow to be a chat bot in their chat server, but to chat, an account would need at least 20 rep. So I started to make edits, but the edit queue kept ...
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Is it acceptable to generalize a question without changing the author's intent?

Example: What happens if electronic device only uses 20ma but power supply gives 700ma? Would it be acceptable to edit the content and title to say "What if a device draws less current than the ...
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"Go get it" button for editing badges should link to the 'Annotated Posts' page

If I'm tracking one of the edit badges and click on the progress bar, it offers me a link to 'go get it': Clicking on the button takes me to the Low-Quality Posts review queue. It's actually quite a ...
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How to edit and cope with low quality posts

I've taken on the task of making edits to low quality posts as a way to relax and help keep the SE sites looking professional. One thing that has been aggravating me during this process is the ...
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Should I search for posts to make trivial edits to?

Is it OK to search for posts that contain trivial errors (e.g., spelling mistakes, signatures, taglines), and then systematically edit each one, correcting only that one trivial error without making ...
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Mark edit as "copy-edit" to preserve the original author's name

This is a suggestion similar to the one put forward here Could we have the ability to mark a change as minor in questions or answers? but with different mechanics, so I'm posting it separately. I ...
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There is no moderation for edit summaries

Editing summaries aren't peer reviewed, moderated or otherwise subject to the protections that posts and comments are. Therefore they can sometimes become snarky and harmful. Should an otherwise-...
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Why do I have to click "Reopen" after I checked "This edit resolves the original close reason" during edit?

If I check This edit resolves the original close reason during edit: Then after saving edited question I must click "Reopen" manually myself. Shouldn't this be automated? Isn't the fact of ...
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Ranking users with most edits and close votes on a specific tag

A while back I asked this question about writing a query which would rank users based on their number of close votes on posts related to a specific tag: Table of users ranked based on their number of ...
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Unable to translate buttons on attempt to edit help center root page

Moderators can edit some help pages. For instance root one. There're two buttons in edit mode (Save changes, Cancel) that don't have source strings in Traducir to translate:
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Warn BEFORE of 6 character edit limit, not AFTER

It was a bright sunny day. We noticed something amiss in somebody else's post. We thought, "Let's be helpful, and fix it." So we set our hand to (gasp) editing it. We thereupon see: Your ...
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Automatic logout does not change title bar when editing

Sometimes I start to answer a question on Stack Overflow and then get distracted for a bit/few minutes and get logged out (likely some timeout or whatever) from my "automatic login" from ...
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Attempting to suggest an edit while the suggested edit queue is full using the "Edit" button within a review task fails silently [duplicate]

I'm reviewing this First answers item and I attempted to edit it, but the suggested edit queue is full. I prefer to use the "Edit" menu button as opposed to the "Edit" review ...
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Can we alias a question's title without creating a separate question?

For a long time, we have marked questions as duplicates as way of aliasing another question. For example, I saw a question on a Stack Exchange site which was titled something like: I am *onfused with ...
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How do I ask long clarifications on an answer?

Someone has left a thoughtful answer to my question. I have a bunch of clarifications, and for now I've left these as a set of long comments. Is this the appropriate way to do this, or should I have ...
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Edit stuck in limbo - what do I do?

I edited my question (How do I resolve Wix form 'Couldn't submit due to temporary issue' error?) to reverse changes someone had made (and seemed unhelpful). The review of my edit has been ...
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Opining a successful-edit-count-based two tier suggested edit system

This is a bit of a follow up to the 'answer' here. From the time editing was first introduced, it's a system that both has been refined, and occasionally has scaled poorly. In general, the mechanics ...
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Are edited questions bumped to the front page?

I got a warning for multiple edits to a question on Mathematics, stating "Editing posts, even deleted ones, bumps them to the front page which takes precious front page real estate, and can be ...
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Edits no longer have a grace period?

Usually edits made within 5 minutes of making or editing a post are rolled into a single revision in the edit history. However, it looks like edits are getting listed separately even if they were ...
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