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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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Clicking 'I will edit to explain how' leads to non-responsive edit page

When your question has pending duplicate votes, you're shown a banner which ends with: No, my question is different. I will edit to explain how. Clicking the edit link will lead to a non-...
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Spellling and grammmar issues are overemphasize [duplicate]

tldr; Don't bump minor edits for old posts. While we can all agree that if you notice questoin in a post, it should be corrected to question, I think we can all also agree that correction shouldn't ...
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How do I know if a moderator has checked an on-hold question after an edit? [duplicate]

If my question got put on hold and I edited my question, how do I know if the moderator checked the edited question and leaves it on hold, since it's still not amended to the extent it can fit into ...
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Allow editing the edit summary [duplicate]

I just made an edit and saved it without giving it an edit summary. The default summary was added 24 characters in body I made another edit to the same post within 5 minutes, this time changing ...
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Unable to upload an image from the iOS app - “The app submitted an invalid request”

received a message to “see meta” after trying to upload photos to an answer I’m updating. This is the answer I’m trying to update with photos. How can I extend the rough-in drain away from the wall?...
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“Rejected” suggested edit as “This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit” - show “dismissed” instead of “rejected” [duplicate]

I am going to make a "traffic-light" diagram of the final result status of the suggested edits: Red (Bad) edits: Reject Reject and Edit Yellow (Neutral) edits: Reject as "this edit conflicted ...
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How aggressively should we maintain and improve very popular questions? [closed]

I was discussing this question on team chat: How do I perform an IF...THEN in an SQL SELECT? This question is a high value asset on Stack Overflow, it already has 150k views, 120+ total votes ...
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Strange bug with “edited” block in one question in Firefox [closed]

Вводится целое число F. Найти число n, для которого значение n-ого числа Фибоначчи является ближайшим числу F, но не больше его. (на си) нужна помощь. But it should be like this: Firefox 69....
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While editing a question, why isn't the question locked for other editing attemps?

After the numerous downvotes I have to say first that this special case occurs for users with (Rep >= 500) and (Rep < 2000). Although this is a special case it could be a "first experience" in ...
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What is so bad about “Nancy”?

This question on MSO got a terrible edit war. The OP told a story with somebody called Nancy. For some reason, I don't know which, there was very some vital need to hide/obfuscate/censor the name or ...
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Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?

I edit a lot of posts every day. I often run across posts with 'Hi' and 'Thanks' on the top and the bottom of the post respectively. I also run across things like: --User Should these items be ...
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Why can any user edit any other user's question or answer?

I see an "edit" link after each question and answer. So I was wondering: how come any user can change any other user's question or answer? I think the reason behind it is that each one can share their ...
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Forced to edit the title in a migrated question [closed]

I recently edited a Stack Overflow question that was migrated from stats.stackexchange.com. My intention was to add new tags; however, I could not submit the edit with the original question title ...
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Should a suggested edit that adds clarification be accepted?

I recently stumbled across this suggested edit in the Suggested edits review queue. It took some thought as usually , I would just reject the edit immediately for this reason after reading what was ...
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Directly editing or leaving a comment instead? [duplicate]

I tried to find a faq post about that, but couldn't find one. When should one directly edit a post and when should one just suggest improvement in comments instead? So far, I have been using my "gut ...
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Style guide for questions and answers

Recently I saw a question title of "combine 2 resultset". I think the community deserves nicely written and formatted content. I guess this would require just ten more seconds from all of us. ...
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Can we post an answer and refuse to respond to comments or do edits?

I am wondering if I am going to be punished for posting answers (I rarely post questions) or comments and decline to make any response at all to comments and decline to edit or update the answer in ...
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How should pronoun-only edits be handled?

Currently there are multiple posts on main page bumped up by edit saying My pronouns are He / Him I just answered on one of them before looking at the date it was asked - no changes since 2015 ...
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Should I submit a partial edit to prevent people downvoting a reasonable question?

Sometimes I come across a really, really badly formatted post, that actually has a good question in it, like this. I start editing it, but in the meantime (before I have submitted) it collects a ...
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Allow non-bumping minor edits, but review them on /review

Every edit, no matter how minor, bumps a question to the frontpage of an SE site. This behaviour is important to allow the community to review edits, but it also creates significant problems when a ...
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What exactly is the rate limit for editing your own posts?

According to the complete guide on rate-limiting, users are limited to editing only five of their own posts per day, plus an undisclosed number that increases with their reputation. What exactly is ...
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What is the etiquette for modifying posts?

I'm getting pretty close to the reputation where I can start to edit others' posts, and I'm wondering what the etiquette for when (and when not) to do so. I figure that I should edit in the following ...
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Is there any badge for editing a downvoted answer which later receives upvotes?

I saw an​ answer, but even though it was correctly pointing OP's mistake, the answer read as the poster was trying to get some clarification from the OP; and the answer was too short. The answer got ...
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The MathJax help link should point to a more specific guide

When editing a post on a site where MathJax is enabled there in "how to format" there is a link Mathjax help which points to a page not as useful as the Mathjax tutorial on http://meta.math....
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Can we make changes to the quoted portion in a question or answer?

We know that we can edit to correct spelling, grammar of questions and answer. But what about the portion in block quotes? Do we have the liberty of correcting grammar, punctuation or terminology in ...
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Does raising a flag again after a LQ answer was kicked off the queue by “Edit” actually work?

The rationale behind allowing the Edit button in the LQ (low-quality) review queue is if a reviewer didn't actually fix "all the problems" (what the usage guide says), it will at least bump the post ...
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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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Allow access to per-site meta posts' code via edit

The edit option is useful not only to edit, but also (and more importantly to me) to know/copy-paste the code that the user has typed in to obtain the given display. Yet when I try to use this on ...
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“Bare with me” isn't a thing, yet it's used all over

Somewhere in the 339 questions containing "bare with me" there may be one or two intentional uses of "bare" instead of "bear", but for the most part it's 339 post accidentally asking us all to get ...
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How are privilege abuses after quick rep gain by new users being avoided?

Bob, on his first day, asks a question on a site, and it goes viral. It gets lots of upvotes. Reasons of virality can be some update in a new tool or it can be a common query like Why is processing a ...
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What is a 'rollback'?

What is a 'rollback' on Stack Exchange sites? I have seen this mentioned but I do not understand the term. Please note: This post is not a sandbox for performing rollbacks. Please do not perform ...
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Editing question without edit limits [duplicate]

Edits limits (Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?) can be passed easily using html comments. Testing: This is what can be done to skip the edit ...
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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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How can I upvote/mark an edit on my post as helpful?

I had one of my answers polished up by another user. It was good, and now it's even better, however when I reviewed my edit history I find no way to upvote the edit, or mark it as helpful. People ...
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Add 'edit tags' ability on the main 'Questions' page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Put "edit" and/or "retag" links on the question list pages I was wondering if we could add the 'edit tags' button (below) to the list of 'Questions' page (...
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Reject the edit when some one edit my answer

If my reputation is under 2k and someone edited my answer. If I reject the changes that the message appears that "You can receive the edit after 2K reputation". What does that mean?
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You can propose six Tag Wiki edits

According to How do suggested edits work? you can propose five edits at one time: When can I not suggest an edit? You have 5 suggested edits pending (20 on beta sites). Wait for one of them to ...
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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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AI for proper grammar and spelling

I've noticed that there are a lot of people who edit posts. Even though they do an awesome job (I have a large vocabulary, but my grammar could use some work), I've noticed that most of (at least my) ...
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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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Make it easier to retract questions altered by other people

When writing questions on Stack Exchange, sometimes the questions get altered or modified by moderators (to "make them better"). Sometimes, to such an extent that the final question bears little or no ...
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Opt out of getting notifications about binding edits to some or all community wiki answers

I recently posted this answer. It is a community wiki looking to identify 378 characters. In less than 48 hours, it has been edited 55 times. That translates to over 50 notifications sent to me about ...
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Let users editing a question know if editing it would add it to the reopen queue

This is sort of similar to Let reviewers know if a suggested edit will push the question into the reopen queue, which was positively received, but was declined for technical reasons. I propose that ...
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Why does editing another user's post result in an error message?

I want to edit another user's post as it is grammatically incorrect. When only fixing spelling errors in the body and title I am getting the error It looks like your post is mostly code; please add ...
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Why can I edit a post without peer review, but when peer reviewing it's not enough that I approve it?

I have 2000+ reputation on arqade, this means that my edits are applied without going through peer review and I can review suggested edits. However, when I review edits in the review queue, then it ...
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“Suggesting an edit is not allowed” when trying to submit edit after someone else edited on iOS app

I went to edit this question, but someone else edited it before I could submit my edit. I got this message which is confusing because I know I can’t suggest edits on posts with the amount of rep I ...
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Setting a default Edit summary

I usually edit the formatting of the posts so I mostly add "Fixed formatting". Can there be a way to set this as the default edit summary so that, whenever I am editing a post, this text will be ...
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Editing answers for removing excuses for answering an old question

I often read excuses for answering an old question. Like this one that I quote for the following question: I see this question is a bit old, but I decided to give an answer anyway for those who ...
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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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Modifying your own question because you have a better solution? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is it poor etiquette to answer your own question? Should I answer my own question, or not? Curious as to what the protocol is here for when you want to answer your own ...