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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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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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Commonmark -> CommonMark typo in automated CommonMark migration

Commonmark -> CommonMark typo in automated CommonMark migration Example from https://travel.stackexchange.com/posts/157697/revisions
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Editing of revision's title is not applied [duplicate]

I edited a question and made a typo on the revision's title itself. When trying to edit this revision to fix this typo in the revision's title, the update is not applied when clicking on Save Edits ...
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Please improve the appearance of the preview area when editing a post from a review queue

When editing a post while reviewing with the review guidance open, scrolling down to preview the post is kind of awkward. As soon as more than a few lines of the preview are visible, the entire edit ...
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How to see the diff when removing superfluous blank lines

I was reviewing the edits on Stack Overflow and I stumbled multiple times on edits like this: But I can't see what has been changed.
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Reputation points increment with every edit on the same post [duplicate]

I saw that if I edit a post once then it gives me a +2. But then if I again edit the same post then I get another +2. Isn't this wrong? Reputation points must be awarded only once per question. The ...
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What guidance, if any, will be issued to moderators and users making edits following the recent US Executive Order?

It seems that any Stack Exchange site could fall foul of the recent US "Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship", which could put liability onto Stack Exchange if content is edited by ...
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Increase the default edit queue size (currently it is only 40)

It's annoying to have the error message The edit queue is full at the moment - try again in a few minutes! when trying to save some edit. Could the default edit queue be increased? As Glorfindel ...
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What is the etiquette for extending my question?

I've recently asked a question, then thought about it more, and now I want to add to my question something like "I've tried A and it didn't work. Might B work?" What is the etiquette for this kind of ...
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Editing old questions should bump them?

Look at this: A fellow decided to "curate" some old questions and now the feed is completely polluted with old questions that prob don't make anymore sense, since most of them are about a buggy patch ...
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Disputing edits made to new post

I recently posted my first question on Stack Overflow, but I ask/answer quite a bit on other Stack Exchange sites. As it was my first post, it was reviewed and edited, but I disagree with the edits ...
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Does it make sense to tag questions based on their answers?

I have seen several cases on several different sites on the network where I have been tempted to add a tag to a question before realizing that the subject of the tag appears only in the answer, often ...
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How should I vote on heavily edited answers?

While the underlying policy for voting seems quite clear I am not sure how to judge answers that were initially not helpful but then went through a rewrite by an editor. For example I was reading a ...
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Are attempted edits to deleted comments submitted and shown to moderators?

It's a known issue that attempting to edit your own comment that has been deleted while you're editing it will result in your edited text appearing to just disappear into the void without any sort of ...
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“I'm Done” for Late Answers after “approve edit” [duplicate]

Sometimes when I feel that a "late answer" needs editing, there's already a suggested edit over there. But approving it (of course after inspection) doesn't enable the "I'm Done" action. On top of ...
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Equivalent of “dupehammer” for review edits

Stack Exchange has installed the "dupehammer" mechanism for a reason - at some point we trust a user and allow him/her to make decisions without second guessing him/her. At 2,000 rep we trust a user ...
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Why should someone edit questions from years (3 to 7 years ago, for example)? [duplicate]

What is the use/help to others in editing questions already answered years ago? It is happening on a Stack Exchange site, where a user is editing questions with accepted answers from 2015 or even ...
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Notify me that the edit queue is full before I suggest an edit

I have been editing an answer on Stack Overflow, with some considerable amount of effort, and when I hit on Save Edits, the edit gets rejected with the following error. I got to know the meaning of ...
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Can I get suspended for bumping my post?

I recently posted a question on sci-fi SE, which failed to garner enough views/answers/comments. I decided to edit the title to draw more audiences, which I did, but my edit was rolled back and I was ...
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What should we do when the top answer is out of date and the edit review queue is full? [duplicate]

Recently I came across a small, but meaningful JavaScript question: Is there any functions like Promise.all() but that runs all promises even after one fails? It was closed as a duplicate, and that ...
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What happens when a review is reviewed after the post gets edited?

I don't think I would have made this review. Otherwise it was an unintentional mistake which earned me a frustrating review ban. I am also not able to view the deleted post and hence look at its edit ...
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Is it an abuse of power if a moderator edits a user's meta post by adding their objections against the post itself?

Recently, a diamond moderator of this math sub-site of Stack Exchange, added comments (see below) into a meta post that they objects against. (The edit was rolled back by the post maker later though.)...
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“Your answer couldn't be submitted because: Title cannot be longer than 150 characters”

When editing a question's title, the following error message should say "question" and not "answer": Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: Title cannot be longer than ...
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Can I delete statements that express thanking from questions? [duplicate]

There are many questions on many Stack Exchange sites that have paragraphs thanking people in advance which may cover a large fraction of the question area and I think it's NOT necessary to express ...
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Do edits increase the number of people reached by a user?

Let's say I edited some questions and answers which required edits. Do the new visits, from then on, increase MY (the editor) impact (i.e., the number of people reached)?
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Answered question displaying as modified [duplicate]

I answered a question this morning on bicycles.se, then went to make a small edit to my answer which I reconsidered and cancelled by pressing cancel. I have made no other edits or additions to the ...
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How can I diminish the link, writing few words? [duplicate]

When I copy a link and paste it, it can be so long. I need to shorten it. How can I do that? How can I make a link from one word? For example, the word here.
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“Reputation is entirely optional” is not true for editing

On the /help/whats-reputation page (e.g.) it says this: The three most important activities on Meta Stack Exchange are Asking, Answering and Editing - none of which require any reputation at all! ...
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Why were these two edits within 5 minutes not combined? [duplicate]

According to Why are trivial edits discouraged?: Edits made by the same editor in a short period of time are collapsed: no matter how many times a post is edited within a 5-minute window, only one ...
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How can I prevent wholesale changes to my question? [duplicate]

I have a question on Stack Overflow which some one has taken the liberty of editing massively. I reverted the question, and in my re-revision stated, among other things, that I felt the edits missed ...
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Should I be asked to review edits on deleted posts? [duplicate]

I just got asked to review an edit on this post: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/60459678/tweet-an-image-using-twitter-package-in-r after it had been deleted. At least, I'm pretty sure I was ...
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How can I cancel pending edit review of mine? [duplicate]

I edited someone's post to improve it. While edit is in pending for peer review, I realized that my edit was wrong and I want to revert it back to original post. How can I cancel my edit review before ...
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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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