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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Should the original intent of a question be broadened to make the answers more canonical?

A question about Markdown editors with live preview is specific to Mac OS X, but several other answers, including mine, discuss applications that run on other operating systems. Is it appropriate to ...
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Do we care about edit flooding? Should we be doing anything?

Edit flooding is the term I'm using for when a single user (or small group of users) perform a lot of edits in a small space of time and effectively take over the front page - pushing a lot of new ...
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Is bumping a question OK?

Is it OK to bump a question that received not enough attention (tumbleweed candidate) to the top using an edit? If so under which circumstances?
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What steps can I take to check and improve lower quality questions?

It is sometimes unclear in which way a question should be handled. What can I do to check why excactly it doesn't meet our standards? What could I do to inform the user and improve it to be of higher ...
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What time of the day is Super User getting the least traffic?

Due to the recent discussion about edit flooding, and one possible counter measure mentioned by @Grace Note ... You may consider that it is often wiser to perform massive edit jobs during low ...
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Should non-substantial edits be approved or rejected?

Should we accept/improve edit suggestions where the editors could obviously have done more? Example 1: Fixing only one letter Take this edit suggestion as an example. The only difference between ...
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Over 54,000 questions with no answers!

We have over 54,000 questions with no answers, this feels somewhat like a concern to me. Some other ideas than just answering include: Give bounties to the highest voted questions, helping them get ...
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Make editing tag wikis more available to experienced users

Currently, tag wikis have very stringent requirements for editing: Tag wikis can be edited by users with more than 1500 reputation, provided: They are in the top 20 answerers for this ...
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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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Should we edit link only answers?

There's lots of them around, and most times I comment asking the OP to edit the answer and add more detail. However there are some cases where the OP isn't around, but the answer is still valid (...
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Users with less than 2k rep cannot edit meta posts

I've edited a number of posts this week, using suggested edits because I don't have 2k on SU yet. It just occurred to me that MSU might also have some posts in need of cleanup, so I came by to check. ...
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What content am I being blocked from editing and why?

Tonight I went to edit this post to fix the link, which the poster had entered in BBcode rather than Markdown. When I went to submit the edit, I got this error message, which I've never seen before: ...
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Why are there large number of high-view questions on the front page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we care about edit flooding? Should we be doing anything? I refreshed my SU page and it went PINK. As I count, there are 15 questions on the main SU view with nK views. ...
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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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Create a queue for posts that will have to be reviewed later

There are many posts that should be placed in a queue to be checked later. An example is this one, but there are comments like this scattered all over the place: Having a queue like this would ...
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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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Differences between plain-text diff and formatted diff

Plain-text diff and formatted diff produce different results in what they consider was added. I wondered about the following editing diff in a recent post of mine: I clearly added a sentence to ...
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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 others' posts - guidelines / etiquette?

I've just hit the 2000rep mark, and can now edit questions (hurrah! woot! etc, etc...). But, I'm a little uneasy about editing other people's posts, as it's not something I've really experienced ...
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Can all images be on 'stack.imgur' to prevent endless edits? Or get an interesting tab?

In Do we care about edit flooding? Should we be doing anything?, Jeff Atwood mentioned: Edits should be reasonably substantive -- trivial edits have all the negatives but almost none of the ...
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Can Moderators See Edits Made to Answers Within 5 Minutes?

Can moderators etc. can see edits made within 5 minutes? I ask because I answered a question one minute after someone else but they quickly changed their answer to include information from mine. But ...
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What's up with “Window XP” and “Window 7”?

Editing notice: Please don't edit and bump posts that are old, have no answers, low views, and are generally of low quality. Vote to close or delete, and/or flag them for moderator attention to have ...
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Incorporating more information from comments while editing

Editing guidelines (for example this meta question) do not give any information about incorporating additional information from comments. For example, while editing this, there is additional rather ...
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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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Removing “Thank you”'s from questions

I have often seen the removal of phrases like "thank you" that mostly newer users, especially 1-rep users, tend to append to their questions. I even do this myself, mostly because it seems to be a ...
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Duplicate Titles needing improvement and/or closed as duplicate

Inspired by a similar question on meta.stackoverflow, I just did this database query on superuser, and found 103 pairs of questions with totally identical title, excluding those where one of them is ...
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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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Suggestion for a system to vote on edits

Edits on Super User are very important, it gives sense to many questions and answers here and I think it deserves a good stimulus (such as "Editor" and "Copy Editor" badges), but in my humble opinion ...
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Editing others' questions: etiquette issue with partially off-topic questions?

The quidelines for editing say don't change the meaning. And it's reasonable and just. But what about questions like this one: "Should I buy webcam of 720p or VGA quality?" The first part, where the ...
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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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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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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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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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Unable to edit a question because of “that content”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What content am I being blocked from editing and why? Was trying to edit the following question to fix the broken URL: https://superuser.com/questions/184171/how-to-extend-...
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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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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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Preview does not accurately represent code

<pre> tags are lined up with my bullet indents in the code preview, but not in the answer.