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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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Revision history behaves strangely when there is only an edit in Markdown

I was trying to see what was changed from revision 1 to revision 2 of this post and it appeared that nothing changed in the side-by-side view: I switched to the side-by-side Markdown view and the ...
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Should I edit posts with improved style [migrated]

I edited this answer on Stack Overflow and improved its format so it's easier to read and conforms to Python best style/format practices. I'm not sure if it's a good edit or not? It used to look like ...
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What are the policies with regards to edits that are submitted to a post, when no action is taken from the OP?

I read this answer, and noticed this paragraph: With regards to the OP's approval of an edit, if the edit is not approved by the OP it will most likely be reversed or rolled back after a while. If ...
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Notify or make it easier to see when the edit queue is no longer full

Recently, even though I checked the site several times, the edit queue on Stack Overflow was often full. Then finally, I was able to click on "edit", but by the time I had entered my edit ...
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Limit the number of times an author can choose "Submit for review" when editing a closed question

When a question is closed, anyone can make an edit and submit the question for reopening: This can be done an indefinite amount of times, which can lead to situations where authors are making ...
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Is it inappropriate to ask moderator to share details related to my comment's edit history (when it was edited by a mod/staff)?

One of my comments which I did not edit had the pencil symbol beside it and the tooltip mentioned "this comment was edited one time". So, it is obvious that some moderator or staff edited my ...
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How long is the question/answer edit grace period? [duplicate]

I have observed there is a period of time which edits can be made to a question or an answer within which the edits are not reported by SE as being edits. There is sometimes a problem when user A ...
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Is it OK to remove information from other people's posts on safety grounds?

Suppose another user posts a question in which they disclose information that might be abused by people reading that post, to the detriment of the poster or others. Fictional example for illustration: ...
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'Suggested edit queue is full' displayed on every question I try to edit [duplicate]

I've tried editing more than 20 questions as a test and they all showed that Suggested edit queue is full message. Then I tried again literally 4 seconds after a question was uploaded (when I clicked ...
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An edit missing from PostHistory in SEDE

I was looking at the revision history of the question "Is all ordinary mathematics contained in high school mathematics?" on MathOverflow (revision history, edit suggestion). I was curious ...
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Editing (or live-refreshing) a post that you follow resets the text of the Follow button

I followed a question, then started editing it. After I saved the edits, it returned to the post (as usual) but I noticed that the text of the Follow button has been reset to "Follow" ...
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Title doesn't change when edit to title has been made

At one point, while watching one of my questions for comments, The "An edit has been made to this post" message showed up. I clicked the message, but I saw no difference between the unedited ...
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Harmonize display names for automatic URL rewrites

A couple of years ago, Stack Exchange switched to HTTPS-only and all internal links were rewritten by (non-bumping) edits by the Community user, like this one here. I just noticed that on Stack ...
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How can I update a question (from someone else) with keywords so you can find it better?

I sometimes have the problem that I cannot find an existing answer in Stack Exchange. So I would really like to "improve" a question by adding keywords to make it easier to find. Is there ...
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Can I replace a closed question which has no answers or comments?

If I have a closed question with no answers or comments, can I edit the question enough that I make it an entirely different and better question?
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Update Vue 2 links in all Stack Exchange sites

I'm trying to rewrite legacy Vue 2 links from https://vuejs.org/v2 to https://v2.vuejs.org/v2 across all Stack Exchange sites. I've completed the update on Stack Overflow with a script, but there are ...
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Parenthesis's for numbered lists in posts with indented code not working in the live Post

When CommonMark was adopted, it added support for numbered list that use 1) as the markdown. I was looking at this answer from 2009 on Stackoverflow and saw that it contained "1)". Before a ...
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The system for adding a new tag to old questions is broken

Tags are useful for lots of reasons. Accurate and specific tags; much more-so. When a site does't have a particular tag, it's easy enough to add a new tag to an existing question. But, applying a new ...
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A question edited while the close dialog is open fails to refresh properly

I was closing a question, and while I had the close dialog open an edit was made to the question – I saw the usual "this post has been edited" banner appear in the background. When I ...
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Draw new attention to question after editing? [duplicate]

I recently asked this question on Stack Overflow: Add an event to an existing control One comment asked to clarify some things (with good reason), and it got two downvotes - probably because of the ...
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Is there a way to separately view edits made to own posts and edits made to others' posts?

Currently, in the All Actions tab in the Activity page, you can see all the edits you have made so far under the Revisions tab: Sometimes, at least for me, it gets a bit difficult to find edits made ...
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Should "thank you" be edited out as noise on meta sites or is it considered generally acceptable?

I understand that "thank you" is considered noise on main sites and should be edited out. On meta sites, rules tend to be a little different though (e.g. discussions and opinions are allowed,...
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How should "rich text" (format? RTF?) be stylized?

The new Stacks editor introduces support for Rich Text Format (RTF) and although there are just 115 posts on MSE containing "rich text" (at the time of this writing) that number is likely to ...
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Should the default edit summaries be in sentence case?

I'm not entirely au fait with the site's inner workings so I'm not sure if this is a bug, feature-request or if it's actually status-bydesign, hence the open question.1 The default edit summaries are ...
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Suggestion: exclude the author from the pool of edit review candidates to limit bias? [duplicate]

Sometimes I suggest an edit even on an SE site on which I have few reputation points, just to improve readability. In such cases the edit awaits review by a user with more reputation. But here's the ...
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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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