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Are we/you strongly opposed to using **bold**?

How a post is formatted is more a question of preference than procedure. While there are bounds most people agree are in the extreme (walls of text lacking any formatting versus bold/italic/* bullet ...
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Managing user who edit only tags of several questions

Some background here. The user's currently trying to work his way out of a question ban, and well, he's being somewhat enthusiastic about it. There's a few questions here by him on the topic. I ...
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Is a suggested edit that completely rewrites an answer appropriate?

No, not cool. Such an extensive edit should have been its own answer, not an edit. The suggested edit should have been rejected.
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OP edited question substantially after answer(s) were posted

For me, it comes down to how drastically the OP edited their question. Since the "spectrum" of possible edit-changeiness (how much the content of the question was edited) is infinite in a ...
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Did I create, then fail my own review audit?

Questions can be pushed into the Reopen Votes queue either by an edit or a reopen vote. As you said, the only revisions were made by you after you saw the review item, so that couldn't have created ...
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OP edited question substantially after answer(s) were posted

Allquixotic's answer is good, but I would look at his middle case a little differently. These tend to fall in two categories: The original question was not worded well. The edit clarifies what was ...
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This question was closed-as-dup but the accepted answer is out-of-date

If the new question showed a decent research effort, there would be no reason to close it as a duplicate. For example I need an answer for a recent Firefox version (I have Firefox 42). I saw this ...
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Over 54,000 questions with no answers!

Very few of the unanswered questions are ones that just need an edit bump or a bounty to get them answered. We should certainly do that when it will help, but that won't make a big dent. Ones that ...
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Official policy for editing code in answers?

If you set up a policy, that isn't going to stop this from happening; it's just going to give folks a stick to beat people with in cases that aren't problematic. An edit that breaks code is bad. So ...
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Edit someone else's question vs approve edit, reputation wise

Its by design. People did bad reviews, and as such they made the initial one review to accept into two, improving and Approving would let you immediately approve a post. The idea is that a robo ...
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Im Losing a lot of rep to edits that are not really necessary

Is there any way I can not accept the edits? The original poster can always revert edits. In this particular case I advise you not to do so, because, in addition to correcting capitalisation, the ...
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Are we/you strongly opposed to using **bold**?

I'm strongly against this question because there is no correct answer. Just. Kidding.
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Too many edits issue. Post-ban support

You keep hitting on the automatic limits we can't do anything about. No we cannot remove these limits and they are automatic and there's no way to undo them. The official line here is you'll just have ...
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Are we/you strongly opposed to using **bold**?

Well, technically it's not really bold text, it's "strong" text. Markdown actually specifies that the <strong> element be used to render the text, and a quick look around the web suggests that ...
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Why is my comment locked from editing & how can I modify it?

Comments are only available to be modified in the next 5 minutes after you send them, once this time passes, they are permanent and cannot be modified. You can, however: Either simply add another ...
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Send message in private in Superuser

There's no private messaging system - in fact, for most part SE's designed to minimise private interaction. The closest thing we have to a private messaging system for regular users is chat (And I don'...
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Is a suggested edit that completely rewrites an answer appropriate?

Oliver reached out to me to let me know about the discussion here. Really appreciate that, thanks! OK, so it probably helps to tell the whole story so you see where I'm coming from. Apologize for the ...
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Official policy for editing code in answers?

My take on this… if we were to decide on a policy that'd discourage users from editing only code (anonymous and registered users alike), we'd have a hard time enforcing it. It'd either require the ...
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How to correct some spelling mistakes while there's a limitation: said edits must be at least 6 characters

You can always find something else to correct - in this snippet I'd maybe change "the key of the receiving party" or 'the used password" to the password they have used, and include that you've done ...
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Managing user who edit only tags of several questions

I've the feeling he's doing that just for gaining reputation. This way he forces also reviewers to spend time checking his edits, instead of working on higher quality ones. Should / can we do ...
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Notify a rejected or accepted edit

You stated: It is possible that he/she forgets about that edit and miss even the comment that sometimes are given with the rejection. Unlikely, as the next time they submit an edit they will see a ...
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Edit to correct a basic path syntax error in an answer rejected - why?

An extract from this answer What is the correct way to deal with obsolete answers? by slhck (a SU moderator) provides some clues (my emphasis): The ideal solution in such a case, of course, is to ...
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Why can I edit everyone's posts?

You can do this because we allow anyone to make an attempt to make the site a better place. Until you reach 2000 reputation your edits will be community reviewed. This means that a new user cannot ...
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OP edits the question himself instead of accepting a suggested edit.

Here's the review item. The post is deleted now, so I'll show the results pane here: The edit was automatically rejected with no direct reviewer interaction. If it had been explicitly reviewed from ...
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When should additional information be an edit vs a comment vs a separate answer?

Should links and excerpts from relevant documentation be an edit, or should they be a comment, or should they be a separate answer? If this had simply been the case, of modifying the links that were ...
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Is it appropriate to merge comments back into the original question?

TL;DR: Yes, you should edit this information into the post. trespassing on someone else’s questions or answers. That's not the case here though. People will leave comments to add details but ...
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Why can’t I edit this question but I can still edit others?

There was a pending suggested edit on the post. If you have less than 2000 rep, you can suggest edits, but you cannot suggest additional edits to a post that already has pending suggested edits.
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Is there a point to editing a question that should be moved to another SE site?

The most important rule of migration is don't migrate crap. So yes, feel free to edit them before you vote to or flag to migrate.
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Further peer review required for edit

Yep, that was me that rejected the edit. I did so because on the Markdown edit viewer (which is where I look at edits) all you see is this: From that it looked like all you had done is change "...
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Im Losing a lot of rep to edits that are not really necessary

While there is already an answer, as the actual editor of the post in question I feel I need to explain. “…but should I really have to spend 30 minutes spellchecking and grammar checking my work ...
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