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Questions tagged [editing]

Anything related to the editing feature, e.g. anonymous edits, suggested edits, the editing privilege, edit history, etc.

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My question already exists on here (without an answer, yet), so I improved that post instead of posting the question again but the edit was rejected

I have a question, which already exists as a question on here: xterm copy to PRIMARY and CLIPBOARD independently However, unfortunately, there is no answer, yet. So I tried to improve that existing ...
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Im Losing a lot of rep to edits that are not really necessary

I'm getting a lot of edits that are personal opinion, like the order of words, where I put links (see THIS example). Is there any way I can not accept the edits? There was also some capitalization, ...
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Informative comments, should they deleted?

I've recently come over to SU to ask a question, being an active user on SO. It seems at least here, that the opinion is that informative comments ta should be deleted, and wonder why that was so? I ...
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OP edits the question himself instead of accepting a suggested edit.

First of all, I am not reaching out to the person who did this to disadvantage him. Basically what happend is, the OP asked a question. I suggested some little edits to improve the formatting. ...
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Edit someone else's question vs approve edit, reputation wise

There is this question asked where the user doesn't have enough reputation to post images. I usually edit the post to add the image so I can then start to answer the question normally. I have plenty ...
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Did I create, then fail my own review audit?

I encountered this question in the Reopen queue. At the time, it looked like this. I suspected it might not be worthy of re-opening, so instead of using Edit and Reopen I opened the question in a ...
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Send message in private in Superuser

OK, good day to you. I'm actually trying to answer some questions, and i need answers to some of mine. Really, all my posts are actually edited. No problem about that, nothing bad. But in fact i ...
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TrickleEdit test question 2

As asked by @Bob in TrickleEdit test question: This is a test question used while developing an extension. Please do not upvote or downvote this question. This question will be deleted ...
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TrickleEdit: Queuing edits to prevent flooding

Is there a thing to queue edits and automatically apply them slowly (assuming there hasn't been a preempting edit)? — Ben N on chat Let's write a script! StackApps (placeholder): https://stackapps....
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Editing answers to closed questions?

This question is closed almost six years ago, however it now has 3 answers edited within one day. Edits are 1 2 and 3. All of them are done by the same user with currently around 200 reps. My ...
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Displayed answer not consistent with edit mode

The post looks different when in edit mode with respect to how it looks once it is saved. See for example this answer, and specifically the last two lines at the bottom. In edit mode, I managed to ...
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Claim edit done while logged out

I edited this answer: https://superuser.com/a/435420/135459 but didn't realize I was logged out. Can / should I do anything to mark that edit as mine? Since it was entered as an unregistered user, it'...
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I accidentally edited a question that is not mine, how can I delete it?

I accidentally, thinking it is my question, wanted to update with how the info was going on. I was meanwhile looking at very similar questions to see if I can find any help or update there, this is ...
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Flag or revert an edit?

Is there any mechanism in place to flag an edit for a review or revert an edit someone made? Would it be appropriate to submit an edit to reverse a change? This question arose because I stumbled ...
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Why can I edit everyone's posts?

I do not have 50 reputation to comment, but I can click "edit" everywhere. Of course, I do not modify other people's posts, but why can I do this?
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Placing a user's comment in their own post [duplicate]

I can't really think of a specific title for this since it's only just grown on me and I can't find anywhere else so rename if needed, and sorry in advance. So I was on this post I messed up my PC, ...
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Edits must be at least 6 characters when only editing tags?

I tried to retag this question to add the windows and windows-xp tags, but it wouldn't let me submit my edit because it said that it was less than 6 characters: At first I thought that it was because ...
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Edit Recommendations

While clearing up some obsolete tags I recently flagged an answer as "Not An Answer". The answer is a link only answer posted by the asker. The flag was declined with the following message: ...
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Bizarre rejection of edit on case pressure

I made a correction to a post Does liquid cooling mean I no longer need to dust my machine? but it was rejected. Reject reason A (by Dave Becker): "This edit deviates from the original intent of the ...
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Further peer review required for edit

A week ago, I came across this question, and the answer by Steven Stevenson: Windows 7 desktop icons are blank When I first noticed the answer, it was just a wall of text. So I decided to make the ...
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How do I know how long I am banned for suggesting edits?

One of my edit was rejected then I got banned for suggesting edits. I would like to know when this ban will be removed. All I got was this: It doesn't tell me how long it would be. Are you sure the ...
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Why is my comment locked from editing & how can I modify it?

I have commented on an user's answer to my question here & I wish to modify it but the edit button is missing/doesn't exist Why is my comment locked from editing & how can I modify it ...
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Edit to correct a basic path syntax error in an answer rejected - why?

I found an answer that was helpful but had a syntax error in the path. I made the correction (so that the answer as-written would at least be accurate in this regard) and it got rejected apparently ...
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Are edits for just filling in image descriptions accepted?

I'm a somewhat new user on this site and I was wondering, I've come across many posts that have an image within them but with no image description or it still includes the default message of, "enter ...
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This question was closed-as-dup but the accepted answer is out-of-date

Google brought me to this question: Is there a way to identify the busy (CPU-consuming) tab in Firefox? But that question is marked as a duplicate of this one: How to find out which firefox tab is ...
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Notify a rejected or accepted edit

I would like to propose to somehow notify a rejected edit. Meanwhile the accepted edit give a +2 and it is somehow notified in the Recent Inbox Messages, the rejected one is difficult to find [1,2] ...
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Managing user who edit only tags of several questions

In the recent few days I've reviewed dozens of tag edit proposals made by a single user. Some of his edits really improves the quality of the question. Although majority of them, despite adding ...
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Too many edits issue. Post-ban support

Scenario I was banned the past year in 2014. I have a post-ban in which I can't ask any question in superuser.com. Here are two discussions about my problem: Am I a victim of any sort of ...
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OP edited question substantially after answer(s) were posted

Yesterday, for the second time in the past three months, I answered a question, only to get a response from the OP saying, in effect, This answer was correct when you posted it.  I’ve changed the ...
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Guidance: editing question to reveal intent by removing author's obvious understanding, (or any reader's understanding)

I had my edits rejected, which to me at least, clearly showed the questioner's intent at: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/389619 The edits were rejected with the boilerplate, "This ...
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How to answer NO to “Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?”

I performed a formatting edit to Weird drive popped up randomly. The site is prompting me with "Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?". Since is a ...
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Is a suggested edit that completely rewrites an answer appropriate?

I asked a question a few months ago that was answered very succinctly. I thought the answer fit perfectly; it had the exact amount of information that someone with the same problem would need to ...
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Motivation to answer low-trafic complicated questions?

I started to feel discouradged answering Excel questions here on SU because of my much diminished privileges than I have on SO: I don't have enought rep to edit questions to make them more searchable ...
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Are we/you strongly opposed to using **bold**?

Background: I suggested to emphasize the real answer in this answer about password checking ("you supply both the old and the new password") by making it bold. The suggestion was accepted, but ...
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Style edits - inline formatting versus blockquote formatting (`` vs 4 spaces)

Someone keeps going through various questions and answers making style edits. One of them is here. I do not understand the significance nor reasoning for changing a code sample to something with four ...
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Edit is disabled? [duplicate]

I noticed that the Edit button is disabled (greyed out and not clickable) when viewing posts: I'm having trouble locating information on why that might happen (Googling is returning lots of ...
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Is it appropriate to merge comments back into the original question?

Consider this question. The question as originally posted was rather unspecific and ambigious, but the poster then clarified his intention in a comment. From what I read here and on other ...
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Why are edits that enforce site policy rejected?

The Stack Exchange has a policy against tags in the title. Why are edits that enforce site policy rejected?
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Why can’t I edit this question but I can still edit others?

I don’t have the magically 2,000+ to actually edit content independently, but why can’t I edit this quite obviously messed up post: Cannot access the Internet even though it shows to be connected on ...
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Is there a point to editing a question that should be moved to another SE site?

Sometimes I come across questions that really belong on another Stack Exchange site (usually Stack Overflow) that also have serious formatting, spelling and / or grammatical errors. Is there a ...
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Minimal edit distance can be circumvented with comments

I've just seen this trick in the review queue and I have to admit it's pretty clever: Users below 2000 rep have to change at least some number of characters for the edit to be allowed by system. ...
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Official policy for editing code in answers?

In another Meta discussion about suggested edits, Mokubai♦ posted the following: With code related edits if I do not know what the edit is doing or if it changes the output of the code in ...
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Is there any way to provide feedback to proposers and reviewers of editors?

A user kindly proposed this edit, and two other users approved it: https://superuser.com/revisions/308130/5 Despite the facts that it contains erroneous formatting (it puts the code backticks around ...
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How to correct some spelling mistakes while there's a limitation: said edits must be at least 6 characters

How to correct some spelling mistakes while there's a limitation that said Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post? Before After
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When editing two comments, after having saved the first edit, it is impossible to save the second edit

I have encountered a bug in the site Super User. I make two comments : Here is the Tadpole. There is the Caterpillar. To edit the comment 1, I click edit. In editing my comment, I add my new text : ...
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What is a substantial Edit?

I have just made my first attempted edit of a post here other than my own and I am confused on what a substantial edit is because the edit appears to be rejected because the my edit was not "...
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How should I try to improve a question that the user doesn't like my edits for?

Often, when I edit questions, it is because they need editing to be uncrap. After putting some time into making the following question uncrap, one person approved the edit, but the user rejected it ...
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Make the edit tags button not bump a post

Four to five times a week I find my self answering a 2-3 year old question on the front page that I do not realize is a old (potentially abandoned) question that Hennes edited to do tag cleanup on (...
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Is approving a edit for 2k users a bug or feature?

A low rep user edited a question I was looking at, I thought the changes he made where good and I clicked to approve it. Now it is sitting waiting for a approval of a 2nd user. If I had clicked "...
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What is the proper procedure for us laypeople to edit an answer?

How do I get rid of adware from Search Conduit/White Smoke? A few days ago, I had this question answered with the assistance of another user. His answer did not entirely solve my problem, however. ...