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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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Should moderators and other users be able to alter the content of a post against the will of the author of the post? [duplicate]

A question over at the MO (see link below) site was about references to some results on "grothendieck topologies" and "category theory" (mathematics subject) and I posted a note ...
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Edit must be at least x characters message shows different values

The at least x characters limit doesn't match in the validation messages as shown below: Edit Summary text box validation message: Your edit summary must be at least 10 characters Red highlight pop-...
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How Can One Report A Moderator? [duplicate]

About a year ago, in a distressed state, I posted a question on Interpersonal Stack Exchange which I would rather delete. (I know that was a while ago, but I want to remove all traces of the situation ...
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Etiquette: A Corollary to the Fastest Gun in the West [migrated]

I apologize for giving the negative definition (under What This Post Is Not) before the positive (under What This Post Is). I do so in order to clarify that this is not a simple reiteration of some ...
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Guidance for new users who are responding to comments [duplicate]

There is a pattern that I frequently see with new users: the user posts a question, someone leaves a comment requesting clarification, and the user posts the clarification in a comment. I anticipate ...
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What is the purpose and name of these big gray bands moving left to right when I try to save a tags edit?

I see Loader issue with inline tag editing but here I am not reporting an issue; I am asking what it's called and what it's for When I edit the tags on a question using the tag editor, sometimes I see ...
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“Save Edits” button permanently disabled on questions [closed]

I've just come back from a weekend holiday and encountered a strange and rather annoying glitch. If I try to edit a question - any question, anywhere on the network - the "Save Edits" button ...
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Button to show the version of the question as of when answer was posted / last edited?

Sometimes when reading an answer it doesn't seem to correspond entirely to the question asked, and if I want to find out why the procedure then becomes: Scroll up to the question again Check if it ...
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Do rollbacks count toward edit-related badges

In What kind of edits contribute to the editor badges?, it's made clear that rollbacks do not count as edits; that is, they don't contribute toward the Editor -> Strunk & White -> Copy ...
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Do edit rollbacks affect explainer/refiner/illuminator badge progress? [duplicate]

I answered a question, was upvoted, and then edited the question. My badge progress was immediately updated. Then I thought better of my edit and rolled it back. My badge progress remained incremented....
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Is it correct to edit a question editing only tags?

I am a user of Earth Science Exchange. I will soon reach the privilege to edit questions with no need of aproval by rep users. I am graduated in geology and I see many incorrectly tagged questions ...
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Editing my answer on a question that gets closed in the meantime

Let's say I have submitted an answer to a question. Then I spot something that could benefit from an edit. Then I spot a typo. Then I spot something else with it, yet again. You get the picture. What ...
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Why does accepting an edit require additional reviewers even when I as a reviewer can singlehandedly edit without any need for approval?

This question has been asked more than ten years ago already, but was de-facto declined by a staff member. Many questions in the field of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can be presented as a runnable ...
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Edits to question titles don't seem to be sending an inbox notification to the author anymore

This morning, one of my posts was edited but I wasn't notified. It's 51 characters so I think it's substantive enough (I've received notifications for smaller edits), so I was wondering whether it was ...
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Should questions be retroactively tagged based on answers? [duplicate]

Sorry if this has already been brought up before. The closest question I could find was Do tags apply to the question or the answer? but that question is asking about a case where an editor deletes ...
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Organizing Edits Without Bumping [duplicate]

Why do we need this feature? Sometimes community leaders (community members who care their community and its meta issues) decide to make some minor edits on a certain set of posts (which may include ...
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Should we prevent “Improve this Question” from appearing when a user has 200 reputation on another site?

When a user gains 200 reputation on any site, the association bonus applies as soon as they join the site. However before they join, they are treated as a 1 rep user. This means that "Improve ...
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Why is SO letting me enter edit mode if the edit queue is full? [duplicate]

This is happening quite frequently and this is so annoying While I'm reviewing First Posts, I see some posts that require better formatting and corrections. So, I press the edit button to enter the ...
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“The edit queue is full” message is not been shown on an edit page

Environment: Vivaldi 3.3 / Chrome 85. Preconditions: User account without the edit questions and answers privilege; The edit queue is almost full. Steps to Reproduce: Click on Edit link of any post;...
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Editing Year missing for community edited post [duplicate]

Editing Year missing to community edited post Edited Year Missing link But Tooltips Show Year Generally Year Present question link answer link
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How can I change tag names to fix spelling mistakes and/or improve readability?

There are tags which are wrongly spelt or unreadable. Users have created posts on the Meta sites to request fixing this issue. Unfortunately these issues have not been fixed and the moderators of ...
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Shouldn't it be “this post” instead of “your post” while editing someone else's post?

While editing someone's post on Stack Overflow, I came across this message when OP's post was mostly code: But.. this isn't my post.. Shouldn't it be "this post" (or some other pronoun) ...
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How to know when a moderator action is binding?

I just had an exchange with a moderator and now I am confused. Said moderator had edited my post in the past. I claimed they used mod powers. They said they didn't, it could have been anybody, editing ...
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How to see hot network question time of an unedited question? [duplicate]

When a question becomes a hot network question, the time it became such is shown in the edit history of the question. You can replace the last part of the URL with revisions to see. I just came across ...
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Request tooltip rewording (or removal of edit button) when edit is not allowed

It currently reads: Suggested edits are not allowed on non-tag-wiki posts on meta sites. Which was, at least to me, a head scratcher for a moment. Note: the meta sites I frequent, I can suggest or ...
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The Cleanup badge is awarded for bad behaviour

On Stack Exchange sites, being able to edit a post requires a certain amount of reputation points (depending on the site and the kind of post). Users below the reputation threshold can only submit ...
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Doing a tag only edit on a previous revision doesn't do the expected roll-back [duplicate]

See the revision list of this post. I wanted to apply the changes done in revision 5 (a tag edit), on revision 3. So essentially a roll-back to revision 3, and then the edit that was made in revision ...
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Editing older revision (not most recent) no longer includes older title and tags, and automatic rollback note

Say there are two revisions: #2 mine #1 OP [edit] What used to happen, if I pressed edit next to the first revision, added stuff to #1 (not #2), they would be like this: #3 rollback -- [manual ...
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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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