Questions tagged [edits]

For questions about the process of editing, how edits work, and other general inquiries about the edit system.

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Is it possible to edit a submitted edit suggestion of an answer or question? [duplicate]

The title says it all. Sometimes I'm clicking faster than my brain is working.
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Styling not applies to code on edit after clicking “this post has been edited” message [duplicate]

When I was checking this answer, I saw an alert about an Edit made to the post. I clicked that to see the edit and found the styling for code was not applied after edit. Ref below image so I ...
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Pressing enter in the edit reason field can inadvertently submit an edit suggestion

When writing an edit reason, I hit the Enter key by accident, and it submitted the edit. Could this behaviour be removed? I did not have edit privileges. The edit was submitted to the review queue, ...
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Let it be more clear for new users that their questions can be edited anytime [duplicate]

After the comment I made on a question from a new user, their response was: thanks for the corrective feedback, as this is my first question ever on Stackoverflow. Didn't even know I could edit ...
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Edit summary no longer autofills [closed]

Normally when I edit a question and I'm filling in the edit summary, I get a menu of summaries that I've used previously as autofill suggestions. Today I'm no longer getting them. I made two changes ...
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Alter decision made during review [duplicate]

Honest mistake, I accidentally chose the incorrect option when reviewing a newly submitted question. Instead of clicking Requires Editing, I accidentally chose Looks OK. Then I realised I was not able ...
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Editing code with security issues or performance issues

I often edit code on stackoverflow when I see a security issue or a big performance issue that can be changed without altering the meaning of the answer, so in all fairness I would call it an useful ...
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When a question was voted to Leave Closed, does it return to the Reopen Votes review queue after being edited? [duplicate]

In some [closed] questions, an edit may not be enough to the community consider it to reopening, so it is voted to Leave Closed three times. Therefore, the question will no longer be on the Reopen ...
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When does a user's edit count decrease?

In the users page we can see top by edits. For example, recently Nicolas Chabanovsky had 20,001 edits. But right now only 20,000. When and why edits count could be decreased?
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How to handle a question that was asked in good faith, deleted, and then vandalized while deleted?

A user asked a question on a Stack Exchange site in good faith, but it was a very poor-quality question and ended up getting deleted by the community. Shortly after it was deleted, the asker edited it,...
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Can I edit my comments on the Stack Overflow blog?

I posted a comment on What senior developers can learn from beginners on the Stack Overflow blog. When I wrote my comment, I failed to realize that <cctype> and <ctype.h> would each be ...
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Should I improve questions that are not mine by adding information?

First it sounds like, yeah of course. But here's an example: bot not playing music This question has almost no information. But what I can read out of it, it's about a discord bot that refuses to ...
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Editing a post: Can I get a diff of my changes?

When editing a post I usually want to write a concise summary (especially when suggesting an edit). This would be much easier if I was able to get a diff for my changes. Sometimes editing a post ...
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Editing question and answer displays inline tag editor above question title

If you have 10k reputation (which gives the ability to edit tags on the fly), and you edit both the question and then an answer, the inline tag editor is shown above the question title. Demonstration:
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Do you actually lose rep if your edit was rolled back by the author?

I've found this post, where an SE employee stated that: a rollback does not cause a reversal of the reputation gained But check this question. Edit was approved. Member got reputation. Author ...
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Receiving incorrect WebSocket message “this post is locked - no more edits are allowed” when editing a post on which comments are disabled

When editing a post that a moderator has disabled commenting on through the standard editor (editor page, not the 2k+ inline editor), one will receive an incorrect error message upon the next ...
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Retire Werewolf Hunter

It's that dreadful time of year again, hats. Not that I dislike hats so much, but all the pointless post bumps from winter-bash-2014 are something I don't want to see on the question list. The ...
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Will a [discussion] tag make the requirements for a [feature-request] weaker?

Inspired by this question: Hide notifications about a specific question? I am wondering if the use of the discussion tag makes the requirements for a feature-request question weaker than described in ...
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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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Is Stack Exchange staff removing GoFundMe links?

According to this announcement, Stack Exchange staff will actively remove links to a legal fund campaign from user profiles, posts, and comments Yet browsing around Meta Stack Exchange, I still ...
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Clicking 'I will edit to explain how' leads to non-responsive edit page

When your question has pending duplicate votes, you're shown a banner which ends with: No, my question is different. I will edit to explain how. Clicking the edit link will lead to a non-...
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Spellling and grammmar issues are overemphasize [duplicate]

tldr; Don't bump minor edits for old posts. While we can all agree that if you notice questoin in a post, it should be corrected to question, I think we can all also agree that correction shouldn't ...
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How do I know if a moderator has checked an on-hold question after an edit? [duplicate]

If my question got put on hold and I edited my question, how do I know if the moderator checked the edited question and leaves it on hold, since it's still not amended to the extent it can fit into ...
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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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“Rejected” suggested edit as “This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit” - show “dismissed” instead of “rejected” [duplicate]

I am going to make a "traffic-light" diagram of the final result status of the suggested edits: Red (Bad) edits: Reject Reject and Edit Yellow (Neutral) edits: Reject as "this edit conflicted ...
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Unable to upload an image from the iOS app - “The app submitted an invalid request”

received a message to “see meta” after trying to upload photos to an answer I’m updating. This is the answer I’m trying to update with photos. How can I extend the rough-in drain away from the wall?...
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While editing a question, why isn't the question locked for other editing attemps?

After the numerous downvotes I have to say first that this special case occurs for users with (Rep >= 500) and (Rep < 2000). Although this is a special case it could be a "first experience" in ...
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Should a suggested edit that adds clarification be accepted?

I recently stumbled across this suggested edit in the Suggested edits review queue. It took some thought as usually , I would just reject the edit immediately for this reason after reading what was ...
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Directly editing or leaving a comment instead? [duplicate]

I tried to find a faq post about that, but couldn't find one. When should one directly edit a post and when should one just suggest improvement in comments instead? So far, I have been using my "gut ...
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Can we post an answer and refuse to respond to comments or do edits?

I am wondering if I am going to be punished for posting answers (I rarely post questions) or comments and decline to make any response at all to comments and decline to edit or update the answer in ...
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What is so bad about “Nancy”?

This question on MSO got a terrible edit war. The OP told a story with somebody called Nancy. For some reason, I don't know which, there was very some vital need to hide/obfuscate/censor the name or ...
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How should pronoun-only edits be handled?

Currently there are multiple posts on main page bumped up by edit saying My pronouns are He / Him I just answered on one of them before looking at the date it was asked - no changes since 2015 ...
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What exactly is the rate limit for editing your own posts?

According to the complete guide on rate-limiting, users are limited to editing only five of their own posts per day, plus an undisclosed number that increases with their reputation. What exactly is ...
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Is there any badge for editing a downvoted answer which later receives upvotes?

I saw an​ answer, but even though it was correctly pointing OP's mistake, the answer read as the poster was trying to get some clarification from the OP; and the answer was too short. The answer got ...
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Can we make changes to the quoted portion in a question or answer?

We know that we can edit to correct spelling, grammar of questions and answer. But what about the portion in block quotes? Do we have the liberty of correcting grammar, punctuation or terminology in ...
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Does raising a flag again after a LQ answer was kicked off the queue by “Edit” actually work?

The rationale behind allowing the Edit button in the LQ (low-quality) review queue is if a reviewer didn't actually fix "all the problems" (what the usage guide says), it will at least bump the post ...
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Strange bug with “edited” block in one question in Firefox [closed]

Вводится целое число F. Найти число n, для которого значение n-ого числа Фибоначчи является ближайшим числу F, но не больше его. (на си) нужна помощь. But it should be like this: Firefox 69....
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Allow access to per-site meta posts' code via edit

The edit option is useful not only to edit, but also (and more importantly to me) to know/copy-paste the code that the user has typed in to obtain the given display. Yet when I try to use this on ...
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Editing question without edit limits [duplicate]

Edits limits (Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?) can be passed easily using html comments. Testing: This is what can be done to skip the edit ...
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How are privilege abuses after quick rep gain by new users being avoided?

Bob, on his first day, asks a question on a site, and it goes viral. It gets lots of upvotes. Reasons of virality can be some update in a new tool or it can be a common query like Why is processing a ...
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Can we have comments shown when editing a post in the review queue

I recently came across an answer in the low quality posts review queue on Interpersonal Skills. Some comments had been left asking for clarification which were subsequently answered (also in comments) ...
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How can I upvote/mark an edit on my post as helpful? [duplicate]

I had one of my answers polished up by another user. It was good, and now it's even better, however when I reviewed my edit history I find no way to upvote the edit, or mark it as helpful. People ...
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Reject the edit when some one edit my answer

If my reputation is under 2k and someone edited my answer. If I reject the changes that the message appears that "You can receive the edit after 2K reputation". What does that mean?
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You can propose six Tag Wiki edits

According to How do suggested edits work? you can propose five edits at one time: When can I not suggest an edit? You have 5 suggested edits pending (20 on beta sites). Wait for one of them to ...
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Why is there no autocomplete for pinging editors?

I hope this example shows why autocomplete would be useful beyond the comfort of the commenter: I recently had an issue where someone edited a post (which I'm not the author of) only to add one extra ...
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Make it easier to retract questions altered by other people

When writing questions on Stack Exchange, sometimes the questions get altered or modified by moderators (to "make them better"). Sometimes, to such an extent that the final question bears little or no ...
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Opt out of getting notifications about binding edits to some or all community wiki answers

I recently posted this answer. It is a community wiki looking to identify 378 characters. In less than 48 hours, it has been edited 55 times. That translates to over 50 notifications sent to me about ...
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Why does editing another user's post result in an error message?

I want to edit another user's post as it is grammatically incorrect. When only fixing spelling errors in the body and title I am getting the error It looks like your post is mostly code; please add ...
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Why can I edit a post without peer review, but when peer reviewing it's not enough that I approve it?

I have 2000+ reputation on arqade, this means that my edits are applied without going through peer review and I can review suggested edits. However, when I review edits in the review queue, then it ...
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“Suggesting an edit is not allowed” when trying to submit edit after someone else edited on iOS app

I went to edit this question, but someone else edited it before I could submit my edit. I got this message which is confusing because I know I can’t suggest edits on posts with the amount of rep I ...

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