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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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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 Looking up the term: Active reading simply means reading something with a determination to ...
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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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Why is the "Became Hot Network Question" event shown as an edit? [duplicate]

I was looking at this question to see when it became a Hot Network Question. I went to the revisions page and noticed that this event is shown as an edit, along with the tweet on Twitter: The ...
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Did the "grace period" for edits on posts break?

Did the grace period for edits on posts recently go away? Or did the mechanism break maybe? I was recently editing an FAQ post on MSO, and after saving the edit, realized I changed something which I ...
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Editing a question with multiple levels and paragraphs of block quotes broke the formatting [duplicate]

This question previously looked like this (Google cache version because I don't expect a rollback to fix it) After editing the answer to change a single number, it now looks like this (cut off ...
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When someone adds a "language identifier" to a code block does the specified syntax highlighting show in the "suggested edits" "queue"?

When I edit someone's code block with a language identifier: Example: from: ``` def py ``` to: ```python def py ``` Is that change reflected in the Suggested edits queue in the Inline or side-by-...
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Is the rule "Edits must be at least 6 characters" still in place? [duplicate]

I found a post that is being bumped by the OP (so far 4 times in the last 30 days) by doing meaningless edits: deleting 1 character / adding 1 character. I think that the system has a rule to prevent ...
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Please allow to edit questions that are mostly code [duplicate]

There are some low-quality questions that consist mostly of wrongly formatted code. When trying to format it correctly (i.e., code actually becomes code), you get a notification that "your" ...
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How can we correctly deal with downvoted edited questions?

Let's say a question is asked, which receives a few downvotes and suggestions that a question should be improved, then closed. The question is later edited by the OP, addressing some of the issues, ...
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Consecutive _good_ suggested edits on the same post by the same user [duplicate]

Is it okay for one user to suggest multiple consecutive edits? Assuming: Both (or all) of the edits are good suggestions. They were all suggested within a short enough time period that the first edit ...
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Could we talk about turd polishing better?

Aside from the fact that you can actually polish a turd, it's a bit of scatology that might potentially be best flushed away. It came up in an answer to another question and I feel like it's worth ...
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Is it possible to permanently erase information posted in questions/answers? [duplicate]

I came upon a certain Stack Overflow post today, and I was browsing through the edits (because I wanted to find a link to the raw markdown, because it was using snippets strangely and the edit queue ...
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Are significantly shortened versions of verbose answers allowed?

As an editor, I try to improve answers (often by trimming) without conflicting with author intent. However, I came across an answer that could not be shortened as much as I would like, so I posted ...
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Is post edit rate-limiting broken? Or: how did this low-rep user vandalize all 9 of their posts today?

According to The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide, you can only edit at most 5 of one's own posts per day, more for high-rep users (scales with reputation), does not apply to ♦ mods (multiple edits of ...
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What actually happens when you edit a closed question? [duplicate]

If you post a question which is closed very quickly, perhaps by a moderator rather than community votes, what actually happens when you edit it or comment on it in attempt to get it re-opened? Do the ...
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Long tags partially hide question counts in edit mode previewing

It seems long tags can hide question counts when previewing them in edit mode: In the example above, it apparently shows that only one question used the tag. The tag webpage shows the actual number ...
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GDPR Request: Post Edit does not contain the edit

X\PostHistory.json contains the Initial Title, Initial Tag, Initial Body, Edit Title, Edit Tag, and Edit Body. But it does not contain what exactly was edited!
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Replace "The post could not be loaded" by a more informative error message when trying to edit one's deleted question

When trying to edit a question that one deleted earlier, one receives the error message "The post could not be loaded", as illustrated below. I'd suggest to replace it by a more informative ...
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Why is there no highlight and drag for moving blocks of text inside the input box?

When I compose or edit posts I often find that words or phrases are better suited in a different order and wish to move them. However, I am reminded by the 🚫 (prohibited) symbol that I can not do ...
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Weird shadow outline around posts when editing with `e` keyboard shortcut [duplicate]

When editing a post using the e shortcut (but not the Edit link) on sites where you don't get taken to a separate /edit page to edit posts (I'm not sure what this feature is supposed to be called), a ...
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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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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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