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Questions tagged [editing]

For questions about the process of editing, how edits work, and other general inquiries about the edit system.

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Is it OK to make assumptions when editing other people's questions?

The question at Need to convert a date into a dayname has been put on hold for "unclear what you're asking". It is tagged spreadsheet (among other things), and I think it is quite likely that it is ...
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Can't good editors have their edits automatically approved even though they don't have enough reputation?

The title pretty much says it all. I do a lot of edits and the vast majority of them gets accepted after the peer reviewing. Couldn't the editors who have like over 90% of their edits on the ...
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How should I have edited this question differently?

Recently I discovered that a new bang had been added to DuckDuckGo, and I was curious about how long the new bang has been around. A Google search led me to this question: Is there a way to get the ...
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Do we want slang / short forms like “TL;DR” in questions?

Scanning unanswered question I found Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?). It uses TL;DR as a heading. I don't have problems with the ...
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Unnecessary edit?

https://webapps.stackexchange.com/posts/55192/revisions The above link shows that someone edited my question almost 2 years after its initial posting just to remove "Thanks in advance!" While I ...
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How was this edit approved?

This edit (and then this edit) is obviously bad: Another user has taken over the question, turning it into something completely different. Yet it has been approved - by a user with 3 reputation. How ...
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Inserting an image inserts extra bracketed numbers

I don't know if this is a bug or what so I'm reporting it as a bug. Insert an image using: Then see what seems to be an extra pair of brackets wrapped around a "1": This doesn't seem to affect ...
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Why is the edit button is disabled for me on Web Application Meta?

I was looking on this site and then I noticed edit button is not enabled for any question or answer. I can share, flag but can not edit any question or answer. Why?
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When someone comments on the original question and you do some trouble shooting, where should the results go?

If you make a question and someone asks you to try something, after you do it where should you put the results? For example you could always edit your original question to put the info there or if the ...
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Suggestions To Wiki Texts Not Possible

I wanted to modify the wiki text of the design tag here on Meta, in order to give more information about the usage of the tag: Excerpt Wiki Text ChrisF rejected the suggestions with the following ...
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Minor edits—tags modified—, while the text is left untouched

This thing bothers me a little: I see a lot of (new) questions that are edited just for adding or removing tags, while the text body is left untouched, even if it needs (sometimes obvious) editing. I ...
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Account is not allowed to suggest edits?

I've recently suggested several edits on this site. After two accepted edits (1), (2), it seems that my account has been disallowed for further suggested edits. I don't have links for rejected ones, ...
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How do I edit my own question?

I posed a question with the trello tag. Rather soon I realized my question was based on a premature conclusion of mine but not before my question was answered. I needed to rephrase the question, which ...
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How do I appeal the marking of a question as a duplicate?

My question here: Is there a way to retrieve/search through old facebook chat messages? appears to have been erroneously marked as duplicate. The answers in the linked question, do not cover what I ...
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During the Beta stage - can the rep for editing be lowered? [closed]

On StackOverflow.com I have enough rep to edit post, clean up text, fix typos, add links etc. etc. With these beta sites, the small things don't get cleaned up because no one has enough rep yet. Is ...