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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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“Edit your question to provide status and progress updates” means what?

In the Help Center on the What should I do if no one answers my question? page there is some advice which I think appears in the Help Center of every site: To get better answers, you may need to ...
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Provide a path for low-rep users to get a successfully edited closed question reopened [duplicate]

If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question. If you're lower rep and you don't know what the reopen link is as a result, then it's very easy to read ...
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Edited answer converted to a comment produces “no edit history found for this comment” message

When an edited answer is converted into a comment, the comment will get the familiar pencil icon to indicate it has been edited, but if you click on it (an option only available to ♦ moderators),...
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New users should not be able to accept / reject edits

Currently, new users are able to see pending edits on their own questions. They can also accept or reject this edit. For new users there is more possibility that they will simply reject edits as they ...
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Message about edit conflicts not working?

According to some posts I should get a notification on saving if someone has saved before me. In this question, I saved 13 secs after A__, in revision 24. Both I and they deleted ", or is at the end ...
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Should I remove my comment that became irrelevant after an edit?

Someone posted an incorrect answer, I pointed it out, they edited the answer so it is now correct and my comment is no longer relevant. What is the etiquette: should I remove my comment or post a ...
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Should edits for double spaces be allowed?

I just had a post edited for a questionable grammatical 'thingie' and for double spacing after a period/full stop. That's right. Like this. See? No, you can't! Unless I do this.  There it is....
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Show a warning if a comment is deleted while the author's editing it

When editing a comment, if it has been deleted while the comment author is editing it, the edited text will completely disappear into the void without any sort of warning as soon as the user clicks ...
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OP Forgot to add tag for a post (which is one week old), how to add it and bring back the post active? [closed]

How to use Bootstrap JavaScript Components with ngx-bootstrap in Angular 7? OP who has raised the above post seems to have forgotten to add an important tag due to which he might have lost good ...
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Drag down the question indefinitely when editing answer

How to reproduce the bug: Answer a question/go to a question that you have answered. Click "Edit" Drag the slider down. I think this is a bug because it doesn't make sense to be able to drag this ...
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Editing a tag wiki is limited to 30000 characters when coming from the revision history

Preparation You need the Edit community wiki privilege (100 reputation), but the bug also occurs when you have the Tag Wikis privilege (20,000 reputation). Find a tag with a body of more than 30,000 ...
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How do I get Markdown source code during a pending edit? [duplicate]

When trying to answer a badly formatted question, I tend to click "edit" to view the raw Markdown text, as this tends to be better formatted than the displayed text. But during a pending suggested ...
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Title changes in HNQs make browsers mark them as 'unvisited'

In the below example it shows one link as visited another as unvisited. However I have previously read both posts. Can the URL be changed either to short form, or to not include the title.
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Should I repost a question if the first edition was bad, has been fixed, and is still open?

I asked a bad question. After many comments from other users and many edits on my part, it is now a good question. However, the comments are littered with corrections to older versions. Should I ...
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Is there a way to search content I've touched?

I believe I've finally discovered the answer to the question was ... 42 ... or something like that. The only problem is that, many months after the question was asked, I now need to find the question....
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Notify about an edit when it changes MathJax, even if not “substantive”

I think that whenever a post gets edited by someone other than the person who wrote it and when the edit changes a MathJax formula, then, no matter how small the change was technically, the author of ...
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Do not place the editor on top of the author when zooming in

At a certain zoom level or sufficiently small browser window, respectively, author and editor information do not fit side-by-side anymore and get placed on top of each other. So far so good. However ...
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“An error occurred submitting the edit.” when updating a tag wiki edit from the revisions history

Steps: Collect 20,000 reputation to get the Tag Wikis privilege. "Edit Tag Info" + "Save Edits" on a tag wiki info page. In the following 5 minutes of your edit: Visit the "history" of the tag. "...
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Should we add any friction to edits on posts that are old or probably obsolete?

Lately I've seen a lot of small edits here on Meta to posts that are obsolete -- for example, past Winterbashes, site functionality that has since been changed, and bugs that were status-completed ...
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Let me edit my own self-deleted question

I asked a question, and then realised the premise of my question was wrong. I want to first delete it, then edit it, then undelete it. If I edit it while it is live, there is a risk of users wasting ...
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Converting answer to edit with images in both breaks image tags

I have just come across this when reviewing this question: Pontiac Grand Prix 2007 Steps: Original post contained an image Answer, by the OP, also contained an image, which was adding more ...
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Change history looks weird if same edit committed by two people fast

We apparently committed the same edit within 1 second. :p The change history looks weird... When looking at the Revision History of the question, edit 2 added a tag, and edit 3 shows as being empty (...
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Title disappearing when attempting to edit a question [duplicate]

I'm on that question: Threading Isues With Fixed Thread Pool and Large Number of Tasks I tap "edit", and it brings me to that view, where Title field is empty: I tap "Cancel", and the title is gone: ...
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Is there an equivalent for suggested edit ban for 2k+ users?

In the editing guidance provided in the help center, it is clear what happens when someone without edit privileges submit too many rejected edits. What happens if someone suggests a bad edit? ...
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What kind of history events can only be performed by moderators?

There are the following post history types (from SEDE): Initial Title - The first title a question is asked with. Initial Body - The first raw body text a post is submitted with. Initial Tags - The ...
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Including a quick drop-down list of possible changes in edit summary [duplicate]

More often than not, people edit other's questions to rephrase the question for clarity, fixing grammar, corrections of spellings, adding MathJax, reformatting to improve readability, removing ...
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Could new users be prompted to edit instead of commenting? [duplicate]

It's very common to ask for additional information on a question. This is perhaps most common with new users who are a little unfamiliar with the need to put all relevant information in their ...
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Should I edit abusive posts?

When I see a abusive post that is a bit beyond PG-13 like: Go punch sand you lint-licker I will flag it as abusive but I feel like I shouldn't leave such profanities up for other people to see ...
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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 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 @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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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. ...