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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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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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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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Don't let users without 2,000+ reputation edit FAQ posts here on MSE without review

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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Expose the edit history of moderator-edited comments to other moderators

I was recently notified that another moderator on the site had suspended a specific user. I followed this to the source, but found some edited comments. My colleague had removed the offending parts ...
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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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What can we do to stop spammers from exploiting the grace period?

Recently, spammers on WordPress Development discovered a "new" trick - the grace period. They post a spam post without the link and immediately edit it in. Yesterday, I happened to spot yet another ...
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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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Will inline editing ever be rolled out to users with less than 2k rep?

I noticed when I went to a different Stack Exchange site where I had lower reputation, I could not see the comments while editing my question. This is especially frustrating when a user makes a ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to get an Edit notification on questions that I Vote-to-close?

When a user votes to close a question (for whatever reason), it would helpful to receive a notification (in the inbox) when the question is edited (either the text, tags, if it closes then is re-...
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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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Notifications when users edit answers

A few weeks ago I posted a question: Most Creative way to display 42. I received dozens of great answers. I loved reading them except I noticed one issue. People were editing their answers with new ...
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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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Please upvote and accept this question

Today I decided to do a search on "please up vote," and it got 31 results. I thought, that's not bad, so I reduced it to 8 by editing. Well, that felt pretty good, until I did a few more searches. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Notification when a trivial edit is made on my post

Currently, a user does not get any notification when a trivial edit (less than 6 characters, by a user who has the edit privilege) is made on one of his/her posts. As in this example. Even though the ...
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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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Bugged simultaneous edit

In the following post: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/19760375/revisions A user made a minor edit to my post (edit 3) by correcting a mistake at the same time that I made a larger but non-...
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I don't understand the reason of an edit rejection. Given reasons seems wrong

I'm a bit puzzled by the rejection of an edit of mine since the reasons given by three out of five peer reviewers seems wrong. Two of the rejecting peers said "This edit is incorrect or an attempt ...
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Convert an edit to an answer

Proposal: Moderators should be able to convert edits to a question by the OP into an answer. Moderators have a (rather handy) tool to convert "answers" that are really clarifications from the OP into ...
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Provide a tool to quickly convert comments to an edit

In reference to this question that illustrates something I encounter a lot, I'd like moderators to have the ability to convert comments to edits. Here's why: Often times I get a notice in the ...
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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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Comment duplication problem has been duplicated, again! Bug?

This just happened. I was editing a comment to add some additional text. When I was finished, two comments resulted, with the edited comment appearing above the unedited version. The timestamp ...