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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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Dealing with “Legacy” posts which… are not that nice

We've come across a few posts as mods that don't really meet the 'modern' standards of SE. Its a bit of a pickle since we can either delete them, edit them (unilaterally) or leave them alone. None of ...
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Edit Post Counter Stays Hard Coded on Magento.SE

Most of the time I can see on Magento.SE that some users always keep editing posts whether it's going to be helpful or not. (That's not my concern). I did that same thing today (For checking editing ...
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Why do recently edited old questions suddenly get votes?

I was looking back at some old questions of mine on two different Stack Exchange sites and made small edits to them for clarity. In one case I fixed some bad indenting and in another case I changed a ...
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What does it mean when an edit has the description “[Edit removed during grace period]”?

Recently I came across a few edits on the formatting sandbox with the description "[Edit removed during grace period]". It definitely wasn't made within the 5 minute grace period. What does it mean?
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Author reviewing edit after it has already been rejected

One of my edits was recently rejected on Ask Different. Two people rejected it, but then the OP reviewed it as "Edit". Is this intentional behaviour or a bug?
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When can I edit on meta?

On per-site metas, low-rep users cannot suggest edits. Are there any other differences in the rules on editing posts on per-site metas or MSE?
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Clicking on “Save Tag Edits” displays JSON response [duplicate]

Starting today, if I click on "edit tags", then on Save Tag Edits, the browser displays a JSON response rather than displaying the question. Reproduced on Safari 12 and Firefox 63. (A side complaint:...
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Tag edits result in a “success” screen instead of the updated post

When editing a post's tags today (directly, via the "Edit tags" link), the tag edits are successful, but instead of returning me to an updated page, I receive something like: {"success":true,"html":"&...
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Warning Popup when editing an answer: Changes that you made may not be saved

When I am trying to edit a question, on clicking Save Edits button, I am getting following popup: It should only come when I close that tab, however it is showing when I click on "Save Edits" button.
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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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Trivial edits: “Stackoverflow” and “StackExchange”

Trivial edits are superficial, especially when it consists of adding a single space. Currently, there are 9,415 results for “Stackoverflow” written as a solid compound. Some of those results spell ...
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Trivial edits: “the internet”

Trivial edits are superficial, especially if it consists of only capitalising a single letter. I'm talking about switching the lowercase “i” with the uppercase in the word internet. This type of edit,...
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Preferred link reference format in questions and answers?

Which is the preferred way to format references in question and answer texts?I have now seen 3 variations: [visible text](url) [visible text][n] with n being a number and then at the bottom the ...
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Bug when reaching pending edit limit while doing review tasks [duplicate]

First of all, this is NOT a duplicate of Editing a post with a pending edit after already reviewing 20 edits. Sometimes, I contribute to the community proposing some edits, and then I keep on ...
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is it acceptable to update a question with content added in comments?

Sometimes when a new user post a question and the other users ask him to provide more details, explain clearly his use case or provide a specific code, he will provide that in comments with a bad ...
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Is this possible to remove a moderator status tag if I change my question?

I asked this question here on MSE a while ago, as a feature-request, which later got rejected by a moderator. After doing edits to most of my questions, I thought it would be a good idea to change the ...
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Putting Restrictions On Those Who Close/Edit/Move To Chat — Again [closed]

As I suspected would happen, my original thread on restricting close, edit, and move to chat was closed (AND deleted). I think statistics should be kept on those who do this, and if enough of us ...
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Can't see text that I'm editing in a chat room [duplicate]

I went to edit my text in a chat room, but I was not able to see the text while trying to edit it. I am only able to see it while I highlight it. Using Windows 7 Using Google Chrome Using "Grammarly" ...
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Not notified about rollback

I was notified that someone edited one of my questions earlier today (because it changed more than 6 characters). Then someone else rolled back that edit and I didn't get a notification so my inbox ...
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Allow Trusted Users to edit merge stubs

I'd like to have Trusted Users (at 20,000 Reputation) granted another edit power: the ability to edit (or suggest edits to) merge stubs in circumstances where it would be beneficial (instead of having ...
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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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Is it OK to edit someone's wrong answer [closed]

This question had already took place here: Editing someone else's wrong answer to make it right But there's no clear answer My question is: Is it OK to edit someone's wrong answer to make it ...
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Why are my edits rejected which clarify/append applicable versions? [closed]

Since software issues commonly exist across numerous versions, when I find a question about the same issue I am experiencing but on a different version, it seems reasonable to note the additional ...
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Deleted post background too narrow when editing

When editing a deleted answer or question, the input field for the edit summary sticks out: The background should be a little bit wider, also to provide some padding around the text area for the body....
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Small, nitpicky edits to grammar, punctuation, and capitalization feel really patronizing

I understand why the edit feature exists, but when people use it to adjust grammar, punctuation, capitalization, or minor changes in wording, it feels patronizing, and it makes me uncomfortable. This ...
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What do you use to mark questions that need editing when you want to avoid excessive bumping?

As far as I can tell, on many sites there is a consensus that it is better to avoid bumping too many questions at the same time. (At least on the sites I visit frequently I have seen some discussions ...
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Show how many edits I already suggested and if it's over the limit

I think there should be a markdown counting of suggestion limit, like how many I applied and how many I've left. Or is it already there and I didn't get it yet?
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Tag editing bumps questions [duplicate]

I have seen a situation where a great number of questions were being bumped to the top of the active queue as they were being edited by one person one after the other. The reason for the edits was to ...
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List of rollbacks

I wonder whether there is a way for a user to obtain the list of all rollbacks that he or she made on some Stack Exchange site. The reason for this lies in the fact that months ago someone made a ...
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Show changes you have made to a post even if you can't save them

If you're editing a question, and someone else saves an edit before you do you can only save your edit if it is "more thorough" than the previous one. This is the message you get: Now imagine that ...
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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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“This suggested edit changes too much”

When trying to create & preview this edit to this answer in the Android app (I successfully did it from my computer), I got this error message instead of the preview: Please fix the following: ...
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Would adding more examples to a post be acceptable?

For example, in this question, the OP lists two examples of the model. I know another one, and think that it doesn't change the meaning of it. But as it's also out of the author's awareness/intention, ...
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No more hovering to edit tags above 10k! [closed]

Just discovered a change to editing tags above 10k rep - there is now an 'Edit' button instead of having to hover on an invisible space. Thanks SE for the change!
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Editing a post by translating it

Suppose that there is this question in English posted in the Spanish Stack Overflow. Or a question in Spanish posted in the English Stack Overflow. Is it allowed to edit this question by translating ...
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Cannot suggest basic formatting edits based on whitespace: “Edits must be at least 6 characters” [duplicate]

I often find myself wanting to improve new member's OPs readability by only doing basic formatting: adding whitespace to break down one chunk of text into several lines/sections adding - to format ...
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I suggested an edit for updating formatting which was accepted but the author just rolled back the change to the previous unformatted state

I suggested this edit for updating formatting which was accepted by the community but the author just rolled back the change to the previous unformatted state. It seems there is no direct recourse of ...
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Does Stack Exchange merge edit branches?

Update: The suggested duplicate is not a duplicate to this question for a simple reason: the suggested duplicate does not explain how StackExchange deals with conflicting edits in the queue. And the ...
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What's the best way to propose edits to the banning FAQ here on MSE?

In general, faq posts here on MSE are community-curated, which means that as the system changes, posts can become outdated until members of the community bother to edit them. (This was something that ...
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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 ...
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Loading animation on edit screen is stretched vertically and appears as vertical lines

I was suggesting an edit (on Android.SE) when I noticed that the loading GIF animation next to the Edit button was stretched vertically. It’s this alax-loader image: Its height appears too large, as ...
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Non-breaking space removed from posts on edit

I made a steganographic puzzle here, which hides the message using the "zero width non-breaking space" character. But when I edited the question (to correct the tag), the non-breaking spaces ...
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Different font size for “Edit summary” text

When you edit any question inplace, the "Edit summary" font is thin: But if you edit the question on the separate page (via open "edit" link on a new tab) the font is bolder: Such weird ...
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Can we get a ping when a downvoted Q/A was subsequently edited? [duplicate]

I'm one of these people who tends to leave a comment when I downvote and every now and then, the OP edits their post and pings me back they did and then I remove my downvote most of the time and even ...
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“Edited by” block is not updated after editing tags inline [duplicate]

Go to a question that was already edited by someone else Press "edit tags", edit, "Save Tag Edits" => the "edited <date> (<br>) <user>" block in the center under the post still shows ...
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Edit comment yields [object Object] instead of comment text

At some point this afternoon the edit comment functionality was changed and now when you edit a comment you see [object Object] instead of the text. If I click edit here: I see this: This is ...
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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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Editing code-heavy answers doesn't always work

Let's say I'm editing some poor sod's code that is unformatted, and is almost the entire question. I format the code, I add in the error message that was copy-pasted into the title, I fix the grammar, ...
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Allow edits by flaggers to push to the reopen queue under appropriate circumstances

Example The following events happened to this question: The question was asked being in a very unclear state (IMHO). I flagged the question for closure (not having the close privilege) due to being ...
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Editing comments bug [duplicate]

I posted this question on meta.math.SE, for some reason not realizing that this might be relevant to the entire network. I'll repeat the question here, with rephrasings to suit. I have successfully ...