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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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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Edit Rate Limit

Due to a recent change in how grace period edits work, users without the "remove new user restrictions" privilege can no longer take advantage of the grace period — all their edits now ...
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How should we deal with a question being bumped repeatedly via edits performed by the author of the accepted answer?

I noticed this question had been bumped recently, and when looking at the edit history it appears that a single user edits the title repeatedly. Presumably in an effort to gain exposure for their ...
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Pending Edits, and Limit on Number of Edits [duplicate]

I am trying to Edit the questions posted on Computer Science. But, I am receiving this: You have too many pending edits. Further edits cannot be submitted until prior edits have been approved. My ...
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Could the bulk replacement tool please be made to also check link availability and return list of links and posts?

Stack Exchange staff has a tool which can search and replace strings in the URLs, see Shog9's answer here: How to find and/or change a set of hyperlinks on a site? This tool is sometimes used when ...
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Is there a way for users to collaborate on a post?

There are times when multiple users wish to jointly prepare a question or answer, and not release it for general viewing before it is done. If it is of more than trivial length, that isn't practical ...
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Does the bulk replacement tool also check if the new link is working?

Sometimes (on the request of the local community), the CMs mass replace some dead links by new ones. See, for example, this post (and Shog9's answer): How to find and/or change a set of hyperlinks on ...
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Is it a bug? Deleted question was undeleted by another user [duplicate]

I asked a question on Stack Overflow and deleted it because I found the answer myself. At the same time, someone had already posted an answer. This is of course unfortunate but I wanted to delete the ...
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Option to limit main page username associations to post authors

Question and answer posts are the meat of SE sites. A significant portion of posts could potentially benefit from editing, but editing is a background curation function that, by definition, is not ...
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Can I update a link in a post by another person if both old and new links were written by me?

A page I wrote on a website I used to run has been edited in a way that makes it less useful. I have a new website with a better version of this information. If someone on Stack Exchange has linked to ...
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Certain escape characters can be copied while editing, but not after

(First off, this has nothing to do with backslashes) While editing my answer to a Code Golf challenge, I noticed that a certain escape character behaved in an odd way. The specific character is \x1b. ...
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The "An edit has been made to a post" button is not working properly [duplicate]

Usually, whenever you click the button saying the post has been edited, it should show you the edited version. It seems to have an error, and does not show the edited version. Steps to reproduce: Be ...
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Is it acceptable to replace neopronouns used for made-up characters with neutral pronouns in an example in a post?

Should answers contain neopronouns where the generic or plural form would be more appropriate? I am talking about a slightly older answer, as I wanted to let the issue cool down a bit first. In this ...
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How to edit or comment on Editing help

What is the possible place to comment on or edit the page Markdown Editing Help? I understand from Editing comment help page that edits are not possible, but I find something missing from the editing ...
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What's the reasoning behind the availability of edit history for a message in chat but not in posts (for regular user)?

In chat we (as a regular user) can see a complete history of edits to a message, even made a few seconds apart. But for a regular user (non-mod/staff) there is no history of edits to a comment in ...
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Response to a moderator on a Stack Exchange site

I got an edit by a moderator (https://chinese.stackexchange.com/posts/50585/revisions) and would like to respond without distracting others' focus on questions/answers. How can I do so?
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Encoding issue for error message when editing is not possible

When trying to edit a locked post, e.g. https://pt.stackoverflow.com/posts/301/edit, the error message suffers from encoding issues: Esta publicação está bloqueada e não pode ser editada. (I ...
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Input box keeps snapping to the bottom of the text when writing a new post or editing it

Since Deprecating our mobile views, I have noticed an annoying bug affecting writing or editing answer or question posts on a mobile phone. If you are in the middle of a long portion of text, if you ...
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After clicking the "edit tags" link, a pop-up appears: "An error occurred when fetching the tag editor"

On a mobile (iOS) device using Safari, when I attempt to edit the tags on a question using the "edit tags" link, I get a pop-up saying "An error occurred when fetching the tag editor&...
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If your rep drops below 10, images in your profile will continue to show, but you can't edit any part of your profile without removing the images

I used to have over 10 rep, so I was able to display images in my profile. Now my rep has dropped below the threshold, and my images are still there. But if I want to make any edits to my profile (...
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No confirmation after submitting edited closed question for reopen review

After I edited a closed question of mine, I checked the checkbox, "This edit resolves the original close reason and the question should be considered for reopening." After clicking "...
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Line break when entering a Space while editing a post

This situation will potentially be hard to recreate, but there is a question on Arqade that when editing changes spaces (Space) into hard enters/line breaks (Enter). It happens when editing this ...
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An edit to a post wiped out the moderator flag I was typing for it

Here's what happened: I opened the flag dialog, selected "in need of moderator intervention" and typed some stuff, spending some time, cross referencing some other pages Someone else edited ...
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Notify users when moderator-only tags are changed on their post, even if the edit is tag-only

Currently a user is not notified for minor edits to their question, including tag-only edits. Can we make an exception to this rule when the edit involves moderator-only tags, such as the status-...
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How can I see my posts that were edited by someone else most recently?

I wonder how I can see my posts that were edited by someone else most recently. SEDE query or is that somewhere in the UI? The activity tab captures other kinds of activity, e.g. my edits.
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Can the mass-replacement tool also replace and remove?

Stack Exchange staff has a tool which can change a bunch of links without bumping the edited posts, see here: How to find and/or change a set of hyperlinks on a site? In the situation that I've seen ...
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Editing a post leads to a weird behavior

Editing a post with the inline editor for users with 2K+ reputation leads to the following weird behavior: When you edit and save your edit, it asks you if you want to abandon your edits - as if you ...
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"How to Edit" information in edit page is meaningless to OP

I am a user without the edit privilege in Ask Ubuntu. When I click the edit button on my own post, this is shown: The How to Edit information is kinda meaningless to the OP. How to Edit Correct ...
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Editing tags redirects to/shows JSON response

Update 2022-01-06 It appears this is no longer happening. I noticed today that after making an edit to tags there is no console log statement like Navigated to https://.../edit-tags. Maybe there was ...
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Quotes prevent auto-linking Stack Exchange question URLs, but the preview doesn't reflect this? [duplicate]

Compare this preview of editing a post (the same is true when writing): With the results: Can this get fixed at some point?
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Is there a shortcut for accessing the posts/revisions when an edit hasn't been made? [duplicate]

Edit 2: Let me reopen to have the ff as answer: @BCLC I usually just click the Timeline icon, then manually replace "timeline" with "revisions" in the URL. – 41686d6564 Dec 19 '21 ...
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The in-review-queues edit layout is different from the normal (out-of-review-queues) edit layout on mobile. How can I always use the former?

Overview I can't always be in front of a computer, so I sometimes use an Android/Apple phone (with Firefox browser) to use Ask Ubuntu. There I have noticed that when I edit a post in the review-queues ...
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Does inline tag editing affect Illuminator badge? [duplicate]

I've answered a question then edited the tag inline since there was nothing more to edit. Then waited for long enough so that I can see an increase in the Illuminator count. It did not increase, then ...
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Is there a reason for >3k users to "Submit for review"?

Following the latest Review queue workflows - Final release, we now have the option to decide if edits of closed questions should actually send it to the reopen votes queue or not (as was done ...
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What is 'Active Reading' meant to imply in the edit reason field?

I've noticed a few times the phrase 'Active Reading' in the edit summary, such as on this revision: Active reading [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OnePlus_5 http://stackoverflow.com/legal/trademark-...
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A Share link does not populate the "Linked" questions when added before undeletion

I was perplexed why a shared link to an answer in an answer was not populating the Linked section on the right-hand side. It turns out, it's because I edited in the link while the post was deleted ...
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Tags for improving a closed question?

I notice we must have a tag on a question on meta sites that's either discussion, support, bug, or feature-request. so I guess requiring help to improve a question is like discussion? also besides ...
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Is it time to recalibrate the pending suggested edit limit?

I've recently decided to start rep farming trying to earn the archaeologist badge cleaning up posts in Ask Ubuntu where I am a low-repper. Because each of my suggested edits require multi-user ...
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Is it intentional that nomination posts can be edited by the candidates even after the nomination phase has ended?

In the ongoing election on Mathematics, one of the candidates noticed that they are able to edit their nomination post even after the nomination phase has ended. The nomination posts otherwise seem to ...
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Indicate reason and origin of small reputation decrease due to removal of an edited question [duplicate]

When one edited (redacted, enhanced) a question and the edit has been accepted, a small reputation (2 points) will be given. It is not very rare that the question is deleted at a later time, which ...
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Serious mistakes in question and deletion in case of no answers/comments [duplicate]

This is regarding a question I had posted on Math SE. After an hour or so, I realized that there were serious errors in the question (that may lead to misinterpretation). I was unaware of what the ...
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My question was closed, how far can my edits go to get it reopened? [duplicate]

The help center states: Stack Exchange is collaboratively built, maintained, and moderated by the community. If you see a question and you disagree with the stated reason of its closure, you should ...
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Please notify authors (and followers) of more edits [duplicate]

Currently, when an edit is made to a post, the author (and followers) of the post get notified only if it's considered "substantive", which is determined based on the criteria mentioned in ...
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Allow tag changes to notify when following a post

When a post is followed, and an edit only changes a tag, say status-review → status-declined, no notification is sent to the post follower. This may have to do with the threshold for edits ...
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Improve Community bot replacement edit summary

In the context of the Community bot URL replacement run addressed in 'Links to HTML versions of RFC's need to move from "tools" to "datatracker"' it became clear that the ...
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Stop receiving edit notifications for an old post [duplicate]

Some time ago (about 10 years) I created this post in the Photography Meta: Image of the week "hall of fame" Since the post is a sort of repository for all the "image of the week" ...
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How to get edits of a particular question from the Stack Exchange data dump

I want to see all the edits that were made to a Stack Exchange question. In other words, how a question has changed over time, maybe by editing tags, removing grammatical errors, or something else. ...
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Answer text doesn't correspond with notification text in followed question. Expected behaviour?

In a followed question, I noticed the notification and checked the answer - both after the fact by 7 minutes I noticed a discrepancy: Is this expected behaviour if a question's been edited within the ...
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Should/do we discourage edits, by privileged users or not, to off-topic questions that will end up deleted?

This is not a duplicate of Is "don't polish turds" a valid rejection reason"?. We want to prevent those edits from getting into the queue in the first place. That also focuses ...
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Should poor grammar be fixed in a meta post where the OP is asking if (their) poor grammar is okay for the main site?

On a Stack Exchange site where users must post in English, a user who said their native language wasn't English asked on its meta site whether having poor grammar should stop them from posting (on the ...
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Editing an earlier revision of a post doesn't change it nor does it create a new revision item, but shows me as the last editor

Steps to reproduce: Find a post that has been edited at least once. Go to the revisions history Click 'Edit' on an earlier revision: Do not edit the body, just add a random edit summary. Submit ...
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