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

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Banned from questioning [duplicate]

Here's my stackoverflow account. I was questioning too much. Suddenly, I banned from questioning in stackoverflow(Question Limit Reached). Maybe, moderators banned me for asking poor questions. I was ...
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Who, if anybody, can see grace period edit history?

I recently made a post with an image in it that had some mildly sensitive information that I forgot to blur out. I edited the image, then edited the post and replaced it. I managed to do it during the ...
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What if I learn I downvoted an answer that preceded edits to the question?

I got a question in my review queue, saw a bad answer, and downvoted it with a comment politely explaining why. The answerer politely told me that his answer was more appropriate before the question ...
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All of my suggested edits are being removed

What is the point of being able to edit a question now, if any and all edits are removed by the question owner? Most edits will get refused just from an ego standpoint. With the new 'Reject Edit' ...
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“Too many of your edits were rejected.” while trying to add a tag wiki [duplicate]

I am getting the message "Too many of your edits were rejected." while trying to add a tag wiki. Am I banned from such edits? Is the ban temporary or permanent?
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How can I make helpful edits? [duplicate]

Question is pretty straight forward-- how do I make an edit that is actually helpful? How do I know when a post should be edited?
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Give the ability to only edit tags for a question without the editing post (Body)

Question edit problem when I am only editing tags Recently I tried to add a tag for a question, but it gave the error Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this ...
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Rollback button appears to the most recent edit revision item if it's a rollback

In posts where the most recent edit is a rollback, a rollback button appears (example): Clicking it shows this error: Related: I can rollback to the most recent revision, but I think this was ...
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Are pronoun-only suggested edits acceptable?

On Chess.SE, there's a user who is suggesting pronoun-only edits. And I mean lots of edits. Some even change quotes. Is there an official policy regarding such edits? Should they be approved (improve ...
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Is it acceptable to edit old posts to change ASCII-styled tables to the new table syntax?

Before the introduction of table support, there were various posts across the network that used ASCII-styled (or other similar) tables as a workaround. An example of this is this answer. Is it ...
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Converting text format to code format, not enough change to be considered an edit [duplicate]

If a code portion of an answer is not formatted correctly and I edit it, it is not considered a valid edit unless I change 6 characters. But what if I only want to update the format of the answer and ...
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the evaluation of posts edited by the user Community in SO

From this question: Include posts edited by the Community user in searches with wiki:yes/true/1 What are the purposes of posts edited by the user Community, rules, value of those type of posts etc.? ...
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Why headers is not working under quote? [duplicate]

I know that in order to make an header, you need to add === in the following line. This is an example. However, sometimes you need to add an header under a quote, because it is part of the text you ...
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Trivial edits of recently closed questions - inform editor of consequences? [duplicate]

Having yet again rejected a small edit[1] on a recently closed question because it will kill the OP's chances of it reaching a correct review to reopen, I wondered if it would be possible to inform ...
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Is there something similar to the quality filter for edits made by the OP?

I have found some recent questions that have by-passed the quality filter and doesn't show any revision. My guess is that the OP found a way to by-pass the quality filter in order to get their ...
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Time to allow suggested edit on per site metas? [duplicate]

So I was just answering a question on Ask Ubuntu meta about code formatting and it was brought to my attention that users under 2k cannot even click the edit button to view the formatting. Looking ...
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What is the point of edits that make source citations more visible?

Someone recently edited my question on a SE site and made the source citation more visible. The editor replaced my [Source] with From the Wikipedia article about Entropy (Source view via The ...
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What if it turns out that a question was actually missing the point?

Innocent beginnings The generic situation is that a very broad question was asked. Someone was trying to troubleshoot a problem in a situation where they only have limited knowledge. It was about ...
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<2k users can't edit own posts or community wiki posts with keyboard shortcuts

I have tested this on Worldbuilding Meta and 3DPrinting Meta (I have less than 2000 reputation on both sites, so I don't have full editing privileges). Pressing the E key to edit a community wiki post ...
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Is there a policy for a moderator to fix a confusing or contradicting closing?

People ask questions at all sites, and frequently some of the questions are closed by moderators. Moderators are not perfect and occasionally they leave unclear or contradicting closing information ...
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Why do we allow other users to edit our posts? [duplicate]

A warning: This is feedback. My question is mostly rhetorical. I would like to state that I feel insulted and demeaned when another user edits my lovingly-crafted question or answer, removing elements ...
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Slowness or complete failure submitting edits to questions all morning on Stack Overflow

I've noticed these problems all morning. Usually the submission would succeed after a long delay, but recently they have just been failing with an vague An error occurred submitting the edit message. ...
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Unable to suggest a tag edit to someone else's post that consists mostly of code

I sometimes edit questions of Stack Overflow posters to improve them. Adding some tags or reformatting messages. It happens that my edits are rejected with the message "Your message is mostly ...
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When closing a post, send an edit request to an active community member

I'm a new lurker in psychology.stackexchange.com and I've noticed that it's getting harder and harder to ask questions, especially because the moderators have kept closing posts that are sometimes ...
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Good practices for describing progress made on a question?

I have recently started asking some more complex questions on which I have made partial but significant progress toward an answer since originally asking the question. Can someone recommend good ...
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Inconsistencies in posts edited count

When looking at my Stack Overflow profile I see I have 64 posts edited: When looking at the statistics of an accepted review, I see I have 74 posts edits: When looking at my reputation, I see my ...
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Inconsistencies in rejected edits count

I wanted to see all of my rejected edits in stack overflow. After looking at the post How can I see all my rejected edits?, I saw I have 8 rejected edits (user id 2359227 here): However, when looking ...
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Why am I not notified for edits on answers and posts? [duplicate]

There's a question I answered some time ago (about 2 weeks) and now I see there were some edits introduced a week ago by another person to the question and to my answer. Why am I not notified of these ...
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Where has the “Preview” gone when editing posts?

As of today, I can no longer see the "preview" when editing a post. This is true both for posts I am editing whilst in the "Suggested Edits" review queue and for posts I am editing ...
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Inconsistent editing privileges [duplicate]

How come I have the ability to edit questions and answers without the edit being reviewed, but if someone else’s edit is pending review, my approval of it is insufficient? Is this a bug or a feature?
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Attempting to edit a Merged question shows wrong error: “Suggested edit queue is full”

Difference between URI and URL has been merged, but also shows "Possible Duplicate" within the question text. I went to edit out the in-question duplicate. But pressing the edit button shows ...
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Is there any way to thank editors of my questions? [duplicate]

I recently asked a handful of questions. Since my native language isn't English some of my text isn't on par with what some users are used to reading. While I always try to learn from other users' ...
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Compatibility problem with Chrome 85?

I upgraded to Chrome 85 (on MacOS High Sierra) last night. Today I'm noticing a number of strange display issues related to editing, I suspect they may be related. When I'm editing a question or ...
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“Improve edit” should not copy the edit summary from the suggested edit [duplicate]

When you click the "Improve edit" button when reviewing a suggested edit, your edit will be applied as a separate edit on top of the suggested edit, which will be approved. The edit summary ...
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Edit link missing on question (even though I have more than 2k rep) [duplicate]

I encountered a weird issue now, for the first time - there is this question for which I didn't see an edit link at first. However when I manually crafted an edit URL with this post ID and submitted a ...
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Edit wars with new users

Note: I am not trying to Kumbaya a new user's way in; I want to see any suggestions as to how edits might end the edit war on the post, instead of a simple lock. Besides, my first question is about ...
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Question edits use/change Commit Message (Edit Summary) for/from following edit submissons

I have Commit Messages ("Edit Summaries") that are describing other edits. The U.I. does not inform the user at all how the edit will be saved with previous/next commit message (maybe give a ...
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“This post has been edited” banner remains visible after completing the review queue item

I encountered the following situation in the First Posts review queue: when editing the post, it was edited by the author too, so I got the familiar banner This post has been edited 1 time since you ...
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'Improve this question' in Reopen Votes review queue should lead to an edit inside the queue

When reviewing Reopen Votes, there are two ways to edit the question: the 'Edit and Reopen' button at the top right, and the 'Improve this question' button in the post notice: When choosing 'Edit and ...
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No notification when somebody edits the title of your question

I didn't get an inbox notification for this edit, even though title edits are substantive and you should get an inbox notification for substantive edits by other users to your posts. I've retested ...
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New [mod-agreement-policy] tag has an incorrect description

Today a new moderator only tag was introduced: mod-agreement-policy. Its tag description states: Use this tag to indicate posts that are official Stack Exchange policy that moderators are expected to ...
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Does editing your own answer several times inhibit reputation?

I have edited my own answer to a question on the Mathematics site seven times. The answer got accepted and upvoted, but there is no increment in my reputation. Does editing your own answer several ...
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Suggested Edits: Minor Edits to Old Posts - Recommended Handling

In different communities, I've noticed a not-insignificant number of proposed edits in the Suggested Edits queue. These are technically correct edits - they may fix spelling or grammar issues, make ...
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Why was inline editing only ever implemented for users with editing privileges?

This is not a duplicate of the following posts: On the <2k edit page, can we please see the comments on our post? - that's a feature request asking to enable inline editing for <2k users; this ...
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Is it possible to change country location? [duplicate]

I'm soon moving to a different country and am wondering if it is possible to change the country details in Stack Exchange, if so, how? The option doesn't seem to appear on my profile
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Changes to a suggested edit between approvals/rejections should reset any votes on it

On smaller sites it is possible for suggested edits to sit in the review queues for very long, so there is scope for manipulating the suggested edits after only one review has come in but before it ...
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Editing an empty tag-info throws an error message: “An error occurred submitting the post.”

When creating a new tag-wiki, I have encountered a somewhat unusual error message saying: "An error occurred submitting the post." I have seen some older posts with similar error messages: ...
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How to handle spam questions [duplicate]

It has been suggested that this question is a duplicate of others. Sorry, but it is not. I am merely addressing the issue of: "flag the post right away as well as editing it, hoping for ...
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Flag comments “please edit to clarify X”, “done” for deletion?

Should comments like "please add details of X to your answer", "done" be flagged for deletion? Deleting them would improve readability of the thread. The answer-relevant ...
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Should I replace terminal screenshots by plain text?

In some questions or answers, users post screenshots of their terminal to highlight a terminal application or simply to share the output of a command. In some cases, I find using a screenshot useless. ...

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