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Questions tagged [editing]

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Should I add notes to my question afterwards?

I recently asked a question and have accepted an answer, but comments on both the question and answers have shown that my question could've been clearer. I think that I could edit in notes that ...
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Why was my edit to this answer rolled back?

The question in question: Why am I unable to edit the Input Field object's script? The issues: 1) My original question was "edited", in ways that add nothing meaningful (slight changes in ...
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Can we please pay a little more attention to our edits, guys?

I am sometimes directed to the edit history of various other questions, and I have noticed a clear trend; minimal edits. I thought I would take the time to write up post asking everyone to be a bit ...
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Should edits that improve readability by changing a variable name to a more generic and understandable name be rolled back?

An edit that atleast for me improved the readability and understandability of the question by renaming a variable in the codeblock was rolled back. The post in question is How do I make an object ...
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Inlining/reuploading images to stack's imgur. Should we do it even if it means going against 3rd pary license?

This question for meta.photo.se came to my attention: (short version of the question) Can we please inline images? Can we re-upload to imgur images linked in questions? This will be useful ...
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Clarifying tags within blatantly off-topic questions

A new user recently suggested a few edits that came up via the review queue. These edits were all to improve the choice of tags, often replacing a generic tag with several tags that more accurately ...
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Did Edit functionality change?

I'm trying to adjust the tags on the following question: Using an unregistered company name To remove the Game-Design tag and add the ...
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What happens after editing an on-hold question?

I made some edits to this question in attempt to make it less opinion seeking. They edits were approved, but I'm curious as to what happens next. Do the on-hold / close voters get automatic notice of ...
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Can we prevent the change of post order when moderators are editing meta info?

I have noticed a great wave of editings by Admins recently. Some are from realy old posts and just few things like remove/add of tags. This is a little unfair with new posts, because that changes are ...
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Can this question be salvaged as “good subjective” with proper edits?

The Question: Are hidden stats a good idea? Background This meta post led me to the question at hand of which I made several observations including: The question had 18 up votes The question was ...
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How to encourage on hold questions to be improved by the asker?

This is an issue that is bugging me, a lot of the on hold questions can be improved, yet I feel like most people don't get the idea that their questions will be reopened once they are improved. I ...
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How far is too far when it comes to editing questions?

I was considering heavily editing this question when Josh then edited and answered the question himself. The edits are significantly better than how it was originally phrased but in the end the ...
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Should we make minor edits to correct mistakes?

Recently, I've made a couple of suggested edits to correct mistakes in posts, which were both rejected. One of these edits was to correct a misspelling of Somalia (it was spelt Somolia, which was a) ...
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Question edit view displays same text for two edit descriptions

My edit's very atypical description exactly matches the one for @msell's edit. Either his description matched mine exactly or automatically duplicated it, or the page is displaying my description ...
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How it comes I was able to edit someone else question?

Saw a question and noticed it could use some formatting on code, clicked on 'edit' and did the work. Then it occurred to me that I don't have rep enough for this. Checked the reputation list and ...
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Please stop feeding users editing rep for minor alterations

Over the last few days, a user has edited dozens of posts. That, in and of itself, is not bad. However, his edits are: In many cases too minor to bother with. In many cases, are bumping trash to the ...
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New Edit Approval process should not lock me out of editing (it does)

Recently, the way suggested edits were handled changed. No longer do I just happen upon that edit (1) link, click it, and hit approve or deny - there now needs to ...
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What to do with edits that add new content to an existing question/answer?

I try to review edits as good as I can. Mostly these are corrections in spelling or formatting changes, which is fine. But now I just encountered an edit where another user added completely new ...
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Why can't I edit on Meta?

I've noticed that no posts (questions or answers) on Meta have a link to edit them. I highly doubt every single one I've looked at has a pending edit, so why can't I edit any of them? EDIT: ...
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Is editing a question to remove all content okay?

This question was closed, and in response, the author edited the question to remove all the original content and encourage us to vote for deletion (edit history here). I rolled the edit back because I ...
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Why are the “edit” and “retag” links missing from this post?

I saw this question - Collision detection problem - earlier and wanted to edit it, but the edit link was missing: I thought that perhaps it was because the question was too new. However, on coming ...
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Is there a shorthand version for posting links to other questions in a comment?

I read the comment formatting help and there are several shorthand links available to refer to pages within the SE network. Quite often I post links to related questions in a comment and this turns ...
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Why is there a minimum character limit when editing an answer?

I tried to edit an incorrect answer but my edit was rejected because it had TOO FEW CHARACTERS! This is silly. If I'm fixing an equation from dy/dy to dy/dx, I shouldn't be forced to type nonsense ...
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Editing limits- disproportionate to impact of edit

I recently came to edit a question, which required the adding of a couple of format tags as his original code couldn't be read, as the original code contained some SO-specific markup. But when I ...
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Genre specific tags

Now I have tag privileges again, I've been trying to do my bit to help organise some questions. However, I did see a couple with very vague tags such as 'game-design'. Obviously this is fine, but it ...
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Editing questions for spelling/grammar reasons

Is this a valid reason for editing? I'm not talking the extreme of: hi i wnt 2 mk a gaem bt i dnt no how... but since we do have a lot of non english native speaking people here, sometimes grammar ...
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What should the standards be for editing posts?

I've spent some time editing other people's posts to fix various trivial errors, and I was wondering what kind of standards make sense for our site as to what types of edits are appropriate for our ...