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

Serial editing is often mistaken as bad behavior, but not all forms of serial editing are abusive. It is possible to serial edit in a good manner, so long as the edits are substantial and follow the normal rules of making edits. Generally, the mass editing of posts to make minor changes (such as adding a tag to a large number of questions) is seen as abusive, since there are other blatant issues within the post that could have been taken care of at the same time.

Serial editing is most often noticed through suggested edits, since they must be approved one at a time by the community. However, serial editing is not always conducted by users without full editing privileges and is often a technique utilized to kill off a tag by removing it from all questions.