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Bump a deleted answer when it's undeleted, not when it's edited

When a deleted answer is edited, that bumps the thread to the front page and to the active questions list. When a deleted answer is undeleted, that does not bump the thread. That edits on a deleted ...
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I should be able to review suggested edits to my own posts even if I've hit the review cap

I believe that I should be able to review suggested edits to my own posts even if my suggested edit limit is hit. Furthermore, I believe that reviewing suggested edits to my own post (when I have not ...
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Make "x identical lines skipped" expandable

Recently, I saw this revision: I'm using the side-by-side markdown layout to see revisions. Now, I wanted to see the rest of the code to see what impact this revision had. So I think, let's click on "...
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"A [answer|question] you recently down voted has been revised by its author."

I'd like to see a feature where by if I down-vote an answer or a question which is then subsequently improved by its author, that I be notified of this so I may reconsider whether or not my vote ...
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Ignore CW status of FAQ posts here on MSE when users edit the post

Questions tagged faq are semi-official and should contain reliable and high quality content. However, here on Meta Stack Exchange, as per policy, all of them are also marked as Community Wiki, which ...
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Automatically queue up and evenly distribute mass edits

Editing a large number of questions, e.g. to fix a tag, is very annoying. If you do it all at once you push everything else from the frontpage and make it useless, and making the new questions that ...
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Can we have an "edit question" magic link for answer comments?

Yet another request for a magic link. In the following situations: I answer a question, the asker replies to me in a comment, and I want to reply to them asking them to edit certain information into ...
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Why is there no autocomplete for pinging editors?

I hope this example shows why autocomplete would be useful beyond the comfort of the commenter: I recently had an issue where someone edited a post (which I'm not the author of) only to add one extra ...
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Stack Overflow doesn't notify a user when editing privileges are lost

I recently had a run-in with some minor edits, and lost my edit suggestion privileges for a week. I want to discuss part of the experience that was weird. I only found out about my loss of privileges ...
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While saving edits (or posting an answer), cancel should cancel *just the action*

(I believe all the suggested duplicates are to do with having a cancel button at all.) I frequently post to Stack Overflow on a flaky mobile connection. It's far from unusual for me to think of an ...
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Tag and title edits should not remove a question from Close queue

Any edit from the Close Queue removes the question from the queue — even if the editor did nothing but add a tag. This is inconsistent with the behavior of the Reopen Queue: for an edit to put a ...
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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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Make tag popups display permanently while editing

I hope most of us can agree that there's a problem with tag misuse. (And I'm sure we'll all disagree on how severe this problem is.) In line with this, I suggest we make tag popups permanent while ...
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Users without full edit rights should not be able to submit edits to deleted posts

Having read ChrisForrence's comment I have done some experimenting and confirmed that the content of deleted posts can be viewed from the edit page. Furthermore, I'm able to successfully submit ...
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Please keep title edits display consistent with content edits

Currently if the user edits the title of an answer as well as the content, the title changes are viewed in place (on the left) and the content changes are separate, on the right. As a result you have ...
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Low Quality Posts review task can be completed as "Edit" without actually editing the post

When reviewing Low Quality Posts, if you click Edit, and then click Save Edits without making any changes to the post, the review task will be completed, and your review will be marked as "Edit". ...
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Edit post without any change

I click to edit a post and without making any change I clicked Save instead of cancel by mistake and it accepted. Now it is showing my name in revision list with no changes. and as hims056 ...
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Stack Exchange Community Statistics results: In which ways do unregistered users participate?

Source: In which ways do unregistered users participate? Data source: February 6, 2012 NDA dump The results here are only for StackOverflow, as it pretty well dominates the network. The final month ...
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CHAOS-like option for moderators to edit without bumping

CHAOS members have (had?) the ability to edit posts without bumping: Because they are doing so many edits at once, CHAOS operates in a special mode where editing a title does not bump it to the ...
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Even more serial minor edits

Related: 1 2 3 4 5 This user has recently been spamming suggested edits, mostly on the javascript tag, and all they do is change code formatting to his own coding style, mainly 1. adding spaces ...
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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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Give moderators the ability to see ninja edits

Apparently moderators don't have the ability to see ninja edits (see here). Please give it to them so they have the information they need when dealing with flags and just generally in their role as ...
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Please make pending edit suggesters be @reply-able in comments

When reviewing suggested edits, it often happens that I'd like to say something to the edit suggester, but I can't. The ability to reply to them would be a way to solve edit problems much more ...
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Can an edit to a deleted answer automatically raise a flag?

I just ran into a situation that seems like it could be handled better: Answer is deleted by moderator User edits answer to resolve problems Nobody knows about this In my case, the user then opened ...
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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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Give room owners the ability to edit their own old chat messages

It seems strange to me that a diamond on any site (not just chat rooms for their site) can edit the old messages of anyone in any chat room, yet room owners can't edit their old messages in rooms they ...
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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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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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On the front page, can we distinguish retaggings from other edits?

For the past several weeks (months?) there has been a lot of retagging here on Meta.SE, and sometimes other sites do tag cleanups too. Tag cleanups are useful, but they tend to bump ancient questions ...
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Unconditionally ask for confirmation before submitting an edit if one was just submitted

Related questions: The editing race - the slackers always win Provide indicator that another user is editing a post https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/88186/collision-detection-fails-when-saving-...
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When editing an answer, the OP highlight on comments changes users when comments are expanded

When using the full page editor (like someone without editing privileges), I noticed that the highlight to show who is the "original poster" on comments will swap between the answer OP and ...
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Can we have comments shown when editing a post in the review queue

I recently came across an answer in the low quality posts review queue on Interpersonal Skills. Some comments had been left asking for clarification which were subsequently answered (also in comments) ...
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Repeatedly clicking the edit button causes chaos

Help!!! I don't know quite what happened, I was getting frustrated, trying to somehow escape the backticks inside the code formatting. I clicked the edit button too many times, and then the above ...
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No notification if someone edits my answer with a huge change

Edit after this question was identified as a possible duplicate of another question. Below is an example of an edit without a notification. The change was huge and still I did not receive a ...
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Make it clearer that “Strunk & White” doesn't account for edits on own posts, as it's done in “Copy Editor”'s description

In this picture, you can see the description of the badge "Strunk & White" and the badge "Copy Editor". One description specifies that you don't get points if you edit your own posts. But for the ...
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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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"This post has been deleted - no more edits are allowed" when editing own Roomba'd question

While editing one of my questions which got Roomba'd, I got a "This post has been deleted - no more edits are allowed" banner, and the 'Save Edits' button was disabled: As mentioned here, I could ...
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Your edit can only be saved if it is more thorough than the currently saved one - but it lies

I encountered a question in a close-review queue (this may be significant?) and edited it to bring it back on topic. While I was editing it, the notification bar indicate it had been concurrently ...
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What to do in the case of a user removing code from questions

At the end of last week, I answered a question which seemed like homework. I didn't just give the answer, only some suggestions on fixing the implementation. It seems that after I helped the user, ...
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Careers: Remove only a tag

I've just created my Stackoverflow Careers profile and CV. I found a bug in edit tags area. Follow the steps bellow: The user clicks on the edit tags link Then, he decides to remove colobol tag, the ...
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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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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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"Your answer couldn't be submitted because you're not editing a good question"

I was trying to edit this question to replace a wrong tag when I got this notice: Emphasis on dialog content: Your answer couldn't be submitted ... ... see: How do I ask a good question? ...
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Tell anonymous users the reason "Improve this answer" link is hidden if there's already an edit in the queue

As you can see, there is a link to improve the question. There are also links to improve all the other answers. But where is was the link to edit this answer? OK, animuson figured it out; an ...
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Improve the rate-limit to prevent rage-quits via self-edits

This user has been editing all of their posts to askwale and similar stuff for a while now. It's gotten to about 30 edits, but they're not being blocked from editing their own posts because this ...
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Title vanishes when editing a question

While trying to edit this question I noticed the title vanished: This is for inline edit, in the edit page there's no title and no tags as well. Most likely the cause is the first revision of ...
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editing a post gives me an "A question with that title already exists" error part 2

So I was editing This Question and what I was doing was very simple. I was moving the problem description before the code. I tried to submit the edit, but it told me that A question with that ...
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How do we improve the training effect of edit queues?

This grew out of the comments at this answer. The basic concern is that the existing system is failing at training new users to edit posts. Some concerns include Users don't know why (or for the ...
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Make it clear what triggered a bump when user follows the link

Currently, when you click the Active: Today link following a bump event, you will mostly be shown what event triggered the bump. I think this works well for new answers and comments. You navigate to ...
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Since when are users no longer able to view votes on their own pending edits?

I recall in the past that if you suggested an edit, and then clicked on the link to the review task, you would see that your edit was pending review/you were not able to review that item, but you ...
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