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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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Allow 5 minutes for editing a comment since last edit rather than the creation time

I am very picky about how I phrase myself and will often read, reread, edit, reread, and edit again continuously despite being happy with each revision upon submission, though often only briefly, ...
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How to find and/or change a set of hyperlinks on a site?

One of the sites which people reference on Buddhism.SE is Piya Tan's "Dharmafarers". The URLs of reference material on that site have changed, for example: Old: http://dharmafarer.org/wordpress/wp-...
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Editing a comment creates an edit box below the comment, not instead of

At some point a change was made (recently?) which changed the comment edit box from replacing the posted comment with an edit box, to adding the edit box below the posted comment. Here is an example ...
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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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How to remove or correct blatantly incorrect answers when the poster refuses to update

I've seen "answers" which are simply factually wrong, and have commented on those "answers" to correct it, even providing the proof of the facts, but the posters are simply refusing. I've tried ...
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Staff members who aren't moderators should have binding edit privileges here on MSE

Recently, many staff members who lack moderator diamonds have been posting here. Such staff members have a secret "staff" flag on them, which allows them access into the staff-only chat rooms on Meta ...
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Unable to ask new questions or edit questions from Internet Explorer 11

A very recent change that has been deployed is preventing me from asking new questions or editing existing questions using Internet Explorer 11. (Yes, it is a supported browser.) When asking a new ...
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Could comments be shown on the edit [question/answer] page?

A lot of Stack Exchange sites treat comments as "suggested improvements" for questions and answers they're posted on, and users/mods will often suggest incorporating content from comments into the ...
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Why does the edit button say 'improve this question/answer' when logged out but 'edit' when logged in? [duplicate]

Why, when I am logged out, does the button say “improve this question” or “improve this answer”, but when I am logged in it says “edit”? I have ~450 reputation.
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Change the prompt “Edit Summary” to something more appropriate

After making an edit to someone else's post, there is a small yet relevant text box with the prompt "Edit Summary". This clearly suggests that you supply a shortened version of your edit. It has ...
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When I edit a post in Stack Overflow, who reviews that for its verification? [duplicate]

When I edit a post in stack communities such as Stack Overflow, I am encountered with the following text: Thanks for your edit! This edit will be visible only to you until it is peer-reviewed....
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How can I correct a reviewer's opinion?

My edit to an answer was accepted by two of the three reviewers, with the third rejecting with a claim that part of my edit was incorrect. In fact, my proposed edit was entirely and demonstrably ...
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Privilege level for editing tags not shown

On Ethereum, I have a reputation of 161 and I thought that I would add some information to the usb tag. The header of the USB tagged questions page even asks if I want to help create it: However, ...
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Should I edit a question if its current answers lose relevance?

Answers sometimes connect to the question in many ways: quoting the question using words contained in the question using the same code But sometimes it would be better to rephrase the question or ...
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Should you use edits to change the conclusion of an answer, or should you post a new answer in that case?

In one situation on chem SE, I was looking at someone else's answer that I thought used the wrong formula, and I was asking about submitting an edit to change the formula and change the answer (I don'...
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How do I display inline image in a post on Stack Exchange / Stack Overflow (not a link to a photo)? [duplicate]

How do I display an image inline in a post or answer on Stack Exchange? I've noticed other answers on similar questions show how to link to pictures, but don't show how to display a picture in a post....
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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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Is it appropriate to approve an edit that only adds a link to documentation?

I see that happen quite often on answers with code, and mostly to the official documentation of a function. I believe a comment would be better, but I'm not sure what the consensus here is.
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Move the edit widget on the left side on the mobile app [duplicate]

On the web interface when Alice edits Bob’s question, the Alice’a profile widget will appear on the left. On the mobile app it appears on the right, pushing the Bob’s widget on the left. I found this ...
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Cannot edit, hit 6-character limit even though I did not touch post body at all [duplicate]

I tried to edit this question to add a relevant tag (and nothing more), but the interface claimed that I must make an edit of more than six characters. Previously the interface has accepted tag-only ...
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Why even let me edit when another edit is awaiting approval for a post?

I was going through some questions and one of them looked nasty and not properly formatted. I decided to edit it and clicked the edit button. The edit page loaded and I did a lot of work there — ...
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Using advanced textbox in place of MathJax

MathJax is pretty hard for new users to understand and hence they are not able to ask their questions properly. I suggest to use an advanced textbox in the ask question section so that they can ...
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When exactly does Stack Exchange make a new version of what you edit? [duplicate]

As you know, when you edit a post in SE communities (like SO), sometimes your edition will be a new version, and sometimes else the current post will be just updated. According to some tests, I ...
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Ethics of editing Title, and/or tags

Often times I see posts for which the asker has filled in the maximum number of tags, and although the concepts for each tag exist in the content of the post, the question asked is really only about 1 ...
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Is editing my old questions to get out of a ban ultimately pointless?

For the last six months, I was banned from asking questions until I edited my old ones. It looks like it was just recently lifted but I am confused about how to edit old, existing questions so that I ...
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Is it acceptable to take the self-answer from an edit to the question and post it?

I just came across this question. As soon as OP found the solution, they edited their question and added the answer instead of posting properly posting a new answer. Another user removed the answer ...
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Best practice in tag housekeeping re; tag assignments after tag creation?

I read When should I create a new tag? How do I request a new tag if I don't have enough rep?. The relevant section says If you have enough reputation to create the tag If you think there ...
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Tag autocomplete doesn't work

At the moment, the tag autocompletion doesn't work. Below is an example for inline tag edits, but the problem is also present on 'full' edit pages (like the one I'm typing this question in). Suggested ...
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Is it ever useful to indicate an edit in my post? [duplicate]

Very often you will find a section which looks like the following in a post: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna ...
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Should cultural references/expressions be edited to more “standard” language?

I recently read this answer to a question on Interpersonal Skills.SE. One paragraph is as follows (emphasis mine): First of all, there's nothing wrong asking to change school or instructor. A ...
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How to see list of questions I have edited? [duplicate]

One of the questions that I had edited few days ago was rejected by someone from SO site, and now I am not able to find what question was that I had edited. And so was wondering how to find the list ...
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How can I revert my edit, when it is still in the review queue? [duplicate]

I made a stupid edit on another guy's question and can't revert it (yet). Maybe my stupidity will be catched by the peer reviewers, maybe not. In the first case, I stole a bit of the precious time of ...
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Why are other users allowed to approve third party edits? [duplicate]

A while back I answered a question and another user recently made a factually incorrect edit to my answer. The edit was approved by a third user, and my post was altered. I was able to reject the edit,...
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Edit on mobile app shows old text [duplicate]

I found a question on Stack Overflow en español that I had previously edited (the user had written it both in English and Spanish and I removed the English part). Today I found that the user added a ...
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Why is edit history being logged during the grace period? [duplicate]

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/posts/367912/revisions The initial post occurred at 2018-03-19 15:37:03Z. The first edit (second revision) occurred at 2018-03-19 15:38:52Z and the ...
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Is it appropriate to completely rework a bad question?

Why can’t we figure out what a polyamide does? is a poorly worded question which I assume is trying to ask about why it's hard to determine biological function from chemistry/primary structure. Would ...
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Edits of old answers where the original poster's first notification is an upvote or downvote

Update - SO servers were having issues at the time I posted this question, and the timing issue may have been related to SO server issues (shutting down / restart, server database errors, ...), which ...
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Your last edit was rejected warning on a conflicting edit

When going to make a new edit, it nicely warns you that your last edit was rejected, however if your last edit was rejected because This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit, why does it show this ...
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Searching the edit history for occurrences of a case-sensitive keyword

I wish to search my edit history ("revisions" tab in user profile) for occurrences of a particular keyword. Is it possible to get a list of all such revisions, possibly through SEDE? And can the ...
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Inconsistency between help/editing and help/privileges/edit

help/privileges/edit discourages trivial edits: Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged - try to make the post significantly better when you edit, correcting all problems that you observe. help/...
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How / whether to revert an edit to a question by an OP when lacking reputation to revert

After I posted an answer and engaged the OP in comments, he edited the question so my answer now makes no sense, and added to question. It doesn't look like I have reputation to revert edits, and I'm ...
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Count of different actions on suggested edits

On the Suggested Edits review page, there are five actions you can take: Accept Improve Edit Reject and Edit Reject Skip I wish to know the number of times I have done each action above. I know ...
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Can I cancel a 'pending edit' [duplicate]

I suggested edits on a few questions/answers and they are now pending. As the Stack Overflow site only allows 5 pending edits, I would like to know if it is possible to cancel any such edits in order ...
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Tags too low while editing

These screenshots were taken while editing posts: As you can see, tags are not centered vertically. This only happens when I have full edit privileges (or the ability to retag inline)...
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Can I make trivial edits to my question after I choose an answer?

Say I have asked a question and it was answered, but it had an untrue statement in it. No, I didn't realize that it was untrue later; I knew it was untrue while writing it, but I didn't mind much. I ...
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Questions with tags containing accent marks break those on editing [duplicate]

Few days ago I was editing a question in Spanish.SE using the mobile site. It has three tags: traducción, solicitud-de-término and psicología and, as you can see, all of them contain accent marks. ...
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Does editing a question move it to the front page? [duplicate]

Say, I ask a question. I add details a few days later. Will my question remain in the bottom pile of the feed or be brought to the top of the search list? Do people use this as a method to bump their ...
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What to do when a reviewer rejects and edits with your suggested edit?

Earlier today I suggested an edit to a question which I felt improved the formatting and increased the readability of the post. It was rejected and edited by the reviewer with the same suggestions (...
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Font in editor for editing posts has become proportional

When editing a post, the font in the edit box with source code for the post is proportional: This does not happen when posting new questions or answers: Tested with the latest Firefox and Safari on ...
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Should low-rep users make small edits? (i.e. noise removal)

We don't like noise, especially on SO. A user with 2k+ reputation can make small ninja-edits without bothering anyone, but for me to make a similar edit would require someone to waste time with an ...