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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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Add a checkbox to indicate whether a third-party edit makes the question reopenable or not

This is not a duplicate of Give 2k users a 'don't put this in the reopen queue' checkbox. That request has been declined; this is a request to reconsider that decision. There is a known ...
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How do I cancel an edit? [duplicate]

I've edited a post and realised I was in error. How do I retract that edit? The edit is in the review queue, and I'd like to abort it because by rights it should be rejected, and if it isn't then it'...
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How should I respond to edits on questions that should be closed? [duplicate]

I recently gained access to the suggested edit queue on Stack Overflow. There are often minor edits on off-topic questions that will assuredly get closed (e.g., "Why is Python better than Node.JS?"). ...
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Posts edited counter (for Strunk & White badge) is sometimes off

This question is inspired by Edit counts toward Strunk & White badge do not always add up to 80, where I remembered that I wrote a Global Edit Summary, which is (on some sites) off by one or more ...
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Edit counts toward Strunk & White badge do not always add up to 80

There are a number of similar questions but they don't seem to capture the following: There is a list of criteria for edits that do / do not count towards the Strunk & White badge; however, when I ...
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Please make pending edit suggesters be pingable in comments

Reviewing suggested edits, it happens often that I would like to say something to the edit suggester, but I can't. Pinging them in unrelated posts is clearly not okay. The ability to ping them would ...
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Why was my edit rejected even though it complies with the guidelines?

I read some posts about this question, and still it doesn't make sense that my edit suggestion was rejected. Posts that I read: Why was my edit rejected? Why was my suggested edit rejected ...
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A new answer provides a better solution to the accepted one; can I edit the accepted answer and paraphrase the new one?

I have found a question where the accepted answer is correct, but out-of-date. A newer answer gives a better solution for more recent versions of the library. I am neither the asker nor the answerer,...
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Minor alignment issue in improve edit popup window

There is a minor alignment issue in the "Improve Edit" popup window. The text "hide preview" doesn't have proper margin. Screenshot for reference: The alignment issue is not occurred, if I ...
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Why is my question no longer added to Top Questions (minimum reputation points to comment and chat)?

Why is my question no longer added to Top Questions when I edit/update it? I have just edited it, but it is no longer visible in the list. I see other questions with negative votes high on the Top ...
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I can not edit a question when there is an uncompleted edit in the queue [duplicate]

When I wish to edit a question (to add some additional tags) then I am missing the 'edit tags' button like I normally have. When I press the 'edit' button then I do not go the the edit dialogue but to ...
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How are tags removed if they aren't used by at least 2 questions in 6 months?

According to the create new tags privilege page: However, note that: on some sites, new tags will be automatically culled and removed from the system if they are not used by at least 1 ...
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Can't add tag while editing someone's question

I tried replacing the jsx tag with the react-jsx tag in this question: VSCode Prettier reformat adds {" "} when adding new line between html tags The new tag never got added. I tried ...
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Delete or edit my own question?

Assume I have asked a poor question. Also assume that the question can become good with editing and without changing the meaning of the question. Is deleting it and creating a new question ever a ...
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Links shown in spoilers when looking at revisions

Even when nothing's being modified, links are shown through spoilers when looking at the non-markdown output of a revision. This happens both when reviewing edits and when looking at the revision ...
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Does the Copy Editor badge exclude tag-only edits or tag wiki edits? [duplicate]

The Copy Editor badge has the following description: Edit 500 posts (excluding own or deleted posts and tag edits). (emphasis mine). This is unclear to me. Does "tag edits" refer to edits that ...
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Allow tag edits while suggested question edits are pending

I follow some tags and many questions are wrongly tagged with them. In these cases, I don't care about some formatting or grammar changes someone suggested and possibly read a long post that I'm not ...
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Make user aware they can’t make an edit before they start editing iOS

I’ve had this issue several times now. I go onto a post in the iOS app, put a lot of work into an edit on a site without editing privileges, click submit and then it says I can’t suggest edits to the ...
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Edits to a post to provide a snippet, but the snippet doesn't work

I found an edit to a post of mine on the 4th Feb this year. To be honest, there wasn't anything wrong with the post (other than a cheeky response/salutation, which I've now removed), but the user ...
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“Rendered output”, “inline”, and “side-by-side” show everything as being removed then added back when it's a small edit on a long post

I just saw this edit to a very long post. The markdown diff of the edit looks fine, showing that six or so lines were changed, but the "rendered output" of the edit shows everything (even the image) ...
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Add post link to Explainer badge

Is it possible to add a link to the question for which you earned the Explainer badge? Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0). It's usually not too difficult ...
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Would a 5-minute grace period for moderator messages (both directions) be useful?

I wrote a long reply (1.2k+ words) to a moderator message, and after clicking "Reply", I spotted a typo, just one typo. Given that moderator messages are private and cannot be edited (by others), it ...
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Can we mark some more Help Center articles as moderator-editable?

The Help Center is lying about site's scopes. According to this answer, the /help/on-topic page is the only Help Center article that can be edited on a per-site basis without going through employees. ...
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Should we include [edit:] when we edit our post?

I have seen many posts that contain something like: Edit: I would like to do this, but not with that way... and so on. Should we include this Edit: in our posts when we edit them?
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While editing the previous version of answer, the warning box in the side bar is not sticky

When the top bar stickiness is enabled or disabled, in the answer section while edit an answer If I select any one of the previous revision, I'm receiving the warning below in the side bar: Warning!...
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What kind of edits of my posts by other users do not trigger an inbox notification? [duplicate]

I notice that not all edits of my posts trigger an inbox notification. I know that when the edit only contains a tag manipulation, then it doesn't trigger an inbox notification. But it seems there is ...
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Can't edit some questions on Stack Overflow на русском and Русский язык

For some reason, trying to edit this question results in a 404. This could be related to the fact that there is no Post History for this question. See this SEDE query which returns no results; also, ...
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What can we do to stop spammers from exploiting the grace period?

Recently, spammers on WordPress Development discovered a "new" trick - the grace period. They post a spam post without the link and immediately edit it in. Yesterday, I happened to spot yet another ...
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Why does this tooltip tell only about excerpt tag wiki editing?

Why does the tooltip on the Tags page tell only about excerpt tag wiki editing, despite the fact that you can edit both (short and full description)?
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Deleting and undeleting an answer clears the edit history

I posted this answer to a question. The question was then edited by a roving well-wisher, which invalidated my answer. So I edited the question to reflect this, and deleted my answer. The original ...
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Can you add a summary after edit? [duplicate]

I just made an edit to a question I asked. Quite often I don't write summaries, but this time I felt that I should have added some explanation to the edit. Is there a way to add a summary afterwards? ...
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Do tags still exist if the only question with the tag has the tag removed?

There was one time I saw a tag that was used for only one question, but just after the question was created the tag got edited out. I think (not totally sure) that it had a tag wiki. When I clicked on ...
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Faulty edit button? [duplicate]

I was in the middle of a 'First posts' review queue when I came across an answer in need of formatting. I clicked the 'edit' button and nothing happened, except the link in the top bar changing ...
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Why are On Hold Questions included in 'Active'

Lately there seems to have been a flood of poor relevance questions which are being put "On Hold" however these questions still show up in the Newest and Active lists - surely being "On Hold" they can/...
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Why/how was this (non wiki) suggested edit orphaned? [duplicate]

Reviewing this (non wiki) suggested edit on Stack Apps, I hit Improve Edit and further updated the post. Now the suggested edit is "orphaned". It shows in the post history: but not in the ...
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While reviewing wanted to edit but couldn't and no notification [duplicate]

While I was reviewing some Q/A I wanted to edit one of them but the Edit link didn't work Also no notifications popped up nor a warning of some kind was shown Then I tried directly outside the ...
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Dealing with “Legacy” posts which… are not that nice

We've come across a few posts as mods that don't really meet the 'modern' standards of SE. Its a bit of a pickle since we can either delete them, edit them (unilaterally) or leave them alone. None of ...
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Edit Post Counter Stays Hard Coded on Magento.SE

Most of the time I can see on Magento.SE that some users always keep editing posts whether it's going to be helpful or not. (That's not my concern). I did that same thing today (For checking editing ...
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Why do recently edited old questions suddenly get votes?

I was looking back at some old questions of mine on two different Stack Exchange sites and made small edits to them for clarity. In one case I fixed some bad indenting and in another case I changed a ...
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What does it mean when an edit has the description “[Edit removed during grace period]”?

Recently I came across a few edits on the formatting sandbox with the description "[Edit removed during grace period]". It definitely wasn't made within the 5 minute grace period. What does it mean?
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Author reviewing edit after it has already been rejected

One of my edits was recently rejected on Ask Different. Two people rejected it, but then the OP reviewed it as "Edit". Is this intentional behaviour or a bug?
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When can I edit on meta?

On per-site metas, low-rep users cannot suggest edits. Are there any other differences in the rules on editing posts on per-site metas or MSE?
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Clicking on “Save Tag Edits” displays JSON response [duplicate]

Starting today, if I click on "edit tags", then on Save Tag Edits, the browser displays a JSON response rather than displaying the question. Reproduced on Safari 12 and Firefox 63. (A side complaint:...
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Tag edits result in a “success” screen instead of the updated post

When editing a post's tags today (directly, via the "Edit tags" link), the tag edits are successful, but instead of returning me to an updated page, I receive something like: {"success":true,"html":"&...
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Warning Popup when editing an answer: Changes that you made may not be saved

When I am trying to edit a question, on clicking Save Edits button, I am getting following popup: It should only come when I close that tab, however it is showing when I click on "Save Edits" button.
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Why don't we receive notifications about the addition of moderator-only tags to meta requests? Should we?

Note: I'm not requesting that this be changed; I'm asking a neutral question as well as starting a discussion. I'm aware that in order for users to be notified upon their question being edited, the ...
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Trivial edits Part 2 “Stackoverflow” and “StackExchange”

Trivial edits. Especially when it consists of adding a single space. Currently, there are 9,415 results for “Stackoverflow” written as a solid compound. Some of those results spell the name with two ...
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Trivial edits Part 1 “the internet”

Trivial edits. They really get on my gall. I'm especially talking about switching the lowercase “i” to the uppercase in the word internet. This type of edit, which I often see on MSE (Meta), has ...
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Preferred link reference format in questions and answers?

Which is the preferred way to format references in question and answer texts?I have now seen 3 variations: [visible text](url) [visible text][n] with n being a number and then at the bottom the ...
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Bug when reaching pending edit limit while doing review tasks [duplicate]

First of all, this is NOT a duplicate of Editing a post with a pending edit after already reviewing 20 edits. Sometimes, I contribute to the community proposing some edits, and then I keep on ...