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Questions tagged [serial-edits]

Serial editing is the act of conducting many successive edits within a short period of time.

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Is it spam to serial-edit posts related to your product?

Suppose I am affiliated with a product or service. I know that making no-disclosure promotional posts constitutes spam, so I don't do that, but instead I decide to clean up existing posts on my ...
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Serial pointless editing

I am just wondering if there is anything that can stop a user from making a more than significant amount of pointless edits? I quite realize that with such a silly method one can easily cap the ...
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How to respond to a disgruntled user?

I'm unclear as to how I should respond to a critic who commented on two, old, questions: Streaming NSXMLParser with NSInputStream Customize UINavigationBar font He added the words "how to" to the ...
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Selecting multiple values when editing posts

When editing post, is it possible to select multiple text items e.g. "dont" or "i" and replace with a different value (in this case "don't" or "I")?
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Prevent Review Queue Flooding

Every so often, you get someone who makes hundreds of edits in a day. That's not a problem, is it? It is when their only edit is correcting a spelling error for one word! This is a problem because ...
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What to do about users who search for spelling mistakes [duplicate]

I've just come across a user while reviewing suggested edits, having noticed they're correcting the same spelling error (namely diferent) - each of their edits is too minor because its generally only ...
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More serial minor edits

This user is searching for "Thanks & Regards" and removing it on each post he can find. About serial minor editing: An alert to serial minor edits and Flag a user as "serial minor editor&...
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Does Stack Exchange have an official stance on users doing a large number of trivial edits to old questions?

It drives me mildly insane to see the "Active" page of a Stack Exchange site filled with old questions that have all had trivial edits from one user. Modifications I consider trivial are: a single ...
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What if a user is searching and is only removing profanity?

While reviewing "Suggested Edits" on Stack Overflow, I've noticed a lot of edits lately from the same user, and all of the edits consist of nothing but removing profanity. While I'm inclined to ...
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Massive redundant retagging? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gaming the edit system with tiny edits? Related: Should adding redundant but related tags be encouraged or discouraged Suddenly the start page of my StackOverflow is flooded ...
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Gaming the edit system with tiny edits?

I was on the Suggested Edit's review tab today, and noticed that this user (take a look at today's reputation), was putting in hundreds of edits adding the C# tag to questions that didn't really need ...
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How is it possible to mass update a broken link accross SO? [duplicate]

Sometimes, links point to sites which are dead, or not what they used to be, thus are broken. Sometimes, those sites do have mirrors. Is it possible to update all broken links in the various ...
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Lower the rate limit for retags

So we've had a mass retag on SFF. I don't know what the rate limit for retags is, I don't even know whether there is one (though I'd be surprised if there wasn't), but I'm pretty sure it's too high ...
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Inspecting a user activity after an edit flood

How can I properly review a large amount of edits from one user? Clicking on 50 arrows to check that all of the edits are ok is not my idea of fun. Is there a way to pre-expand all the arrows? Can I ...
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Do rapid serial edits get auto-reversed?

I know rapidly casting votes can get picked up by one of the many nightly routines and subsequently get undone. Is this also true of edits? I ask because I was considering working through questions ...
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Flag a user as “serial minor editor”?

It seems a user has become a "serial minor editor". Checking his reputation gives a good overview of his activity. I have seen this discussion which is a little ambivalent: accept minor edits if they ...
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Add an administrative edit checkbox for mods that are acting in accord with some meta topic [duplicate]

A check-box should be available to mods to allow them to do useful manual retagging (the type that is not possible to do automatically, like separate the volume tag into logical-drive and audio tags ...
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How to notify a moderator of list of question where a bulk retagging would be appropriate?

My case: I am a delphi enthusiast. I discovered that many questions dealing with frame are just barely tagged with delphi and should be also tagged with tframe. My question: Batch/Bulk retagging ...
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An alert to serial minor edits

I have noticed that this user, Jamie Hutton is doing a massive set of typo-correction edit suggestions. This is pushing the review queue right up (over 70 and over 90 at different points today) and ...
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Unnecessarily Editing Completed Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Closes / Edits Should Not Bump Questions on "Recent" List I just checked SU to see if there are any questions I can answer before retiring for the night and the ...
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Retagging/Bumping Etiquette

(Semi-related to Too much retagging) I have been going through a bunch of single-use tags on Super User (misspellings, tag synonyms etc.) and retagging them with proper, commonly-used tags. However, ...
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Front page flood rate control system for editing

Summary Instead of immediately bumping a question, questions that qualify for special bumping behaviour shall be placed in a queue and sequentially auto-bumped by the system at a rate ...
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Too much retagging

I know that this is a somewhat recondite and mostly harmless hobby for a few users, but to stop it being vastly irritating for the rest of us can I suggest: Retags of questions more than week old ...
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Batch retagging?

What is the recommended way of dealing with retagging many questions? For example, if there are only 6 questions that use the smething when they should be using something, it's easy enough to ...