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Questions tagged [editing]

Editing refers to how one should propose/make edits on others posts. Use this tag for questions about how to make edits, or the editing system.

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Should this question be edited, or should a new question be asked?

This question was asked and answered today, a game-identification question where a user quickly identified that the provided screenshot was from the game Metin 2. The asker commented on that answer to ...
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Review queue “edit” link does not display warning messages

When attempting to edit a post from one of the review queues earlier today, it appeared that the "edit" link was non-responsive. Opening the question outside of the review queue, revealed the ...
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Is there a limit on how many posts you can edit?

Is there a limit on how many times you can edit? Sometimes the edit button doesn't come up but it comes up after another one of my edits is accepted. Is there a limit on how many edits can be pending ...
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Why is this image here?

I came across this edit page and it looks to me like there is an image in it that should not be there. I think this might be a bug because in this window we should see the raw text of the image aka ...
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Why is edit to remove incorrect information rejected?

Yesterday I suggested an edit to this answer to correct an error in an otherwise correct, well structured, and accepted answer. While the change is easily verifiable the edit was rejected with the ...
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What's with people editing my question(s)?

I know this isn't immediately an extremely specific question, but here is the rest of the explanation. I saw somebody edited my question, and they really screwed it up. I spent over an hour composing ...
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Is editing a question to make it more generalized acceptable?

So yesterday, this question was asked. It assumes that the user themselves caused the change and the title reflects that. I answered it, explaining that it was a change for everyone that went in ...
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Page crash when trying to add tag

I am trying to edit this post, adding the pt tag. I can open the edit window just fine, but once I type in "pt" into the tag field, the page locks up. Typing in "p" works fine, but adding the "t" ...
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Disrespectful users… (Please read in its entirety)

I will be honest and direct. Before doing anything, please read the full text, I made it as simple as possible to have less problems to read it. Some people downvote without even trying to read the ...
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How long will my edit ban last?

I was editing some of the wiki tags, and made a rather basic mistake of copying material from sites like Wikipedia. This may seem like blatant error to many of you, but I am a relatively new user, and ...
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How can I edit a typo?

Today I found an answer that has a typo (misspelled gastly), wanted to edit it but couldn't because of minimum character amount. What to do in cases like this one?
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Should I edit this question to be more generic?

I am referring to this question. The OP originally asks about purchasing and playing multiple copies of No Man's Sky, which is not currently released. (From what I understand of the rules of this ...
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Is editing my own posts an approved-of way of earning reputation?

I just discovered a user editing his own answers on old, inactive questions to have his posts on the first page of the "active" tab. That means more people stumble across the Q&A, and many of them ...
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User keeps editing questions incorrectly

There 's this user that goes around any question he can find and edits it. What the issue is, his edits add exactly zero value to the question. Most of the edits are few new lines, where he sees fit, ...
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Extremely trivial edits from 2k+ users? [duplicate]

What's the policy guideline here? Flag the question/answer for intervention by moderators? Examples of extremely trivial edits: ... end will add towards your total, from testing it myself... ...
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Rejected edit on an out-of-date answer

So, there's a answer which I had upvoted quite some time ago that is now out of date. Since almost no one is currently paying attention to it, and I'd like to reverse my upvote to a downvote, I ...
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How to manage a question which answer might change at some point? [duplicate]

I just answered to this question : How to enable Survival Mode in Fallout 1.4 Patch. The problem was that the mode that the user was looking for was not implemented yet. The answer is good at the ...
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Was this rollback appropriate? [duplicate]

This is the revision/post I am curious about. Now, I'm not going to start a rollback war and I'm not here to criticize this user's reasoning over why the rollback was needed, rather, to make sure ...
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Please don't discourage new users from using this site

Don't discourage strange or odd new users to use this site. I saw this question with a score of -8 and closed. (I've edited it recently) It was asking about filling some hotel rooms using cheats, ...
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Why was my edit of a question title rejected?

As far as I understand, putting the name of a game (aka a tag) in a title is not needed at all, unless its in the flow of the question. Yet one of my edits was rejected because: "This edit does not ...
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Should we edit in a question that was not there without input from the asker? [duplicate]

I was originally going to leave this as a comment on the question that prompted this, but it was a little chatty - and the more I thought about it, the more it seemed to have larger implications for ...
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As an editor, do I have room to improve a question even if it changes it a little?

Last night I came across this question in the First Posts Review Queue: What do I need to do when getting "not enough storage spaces" message? Being a Fallout Shelter player myself and ...
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Updating an out of date answer versus keeping author intent

It is a given that, with time, questions and answers will become out dated. Good answers will not always apply to future patches, and questions may concern issues that simply do not exist in newer ...
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Suspicious edit

I found this question, where an answer had been flagged to be removed, due to low content. As it stands, I would agree. The answer in question is half a sentence, at best. Not exactly what we strive ...
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Hitting Ctrl and then 'Enter' twice when improving a suggested edit seems to submit it twice - but the second revision is blank

I was reviewing a suggested edit which I chose to 'Improve and Edit'. Whilst editing I tend to use the Ctrl and arrow keys to jump across words quickly. I went to insert a couple of newlines with ...
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Why can't I edit this question?

Recently, I came across this question. I wanted to edit it because of obvious reasons. The title was bad, the question was bad and there was irrelevant text in it. Also, it had the wrong tag. But, ...
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Code blocks aren't working correctly when placed after a list

There seems to be something wrong with the code formatting blocks. It seems to be correctly working when done, like so: Working! Definitely working. But, when placed after a list (markdown ...
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Is it worth salvaging a closed question that someone else has asked?

Is it okay to edit another user's closed question in the hopes of getting it opened, or should that issue rest solely on the OP himself?
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What does “Edit removed during grace period” mean?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/revisions/201413/3 Revision did nothing to alter the question, but the description reads "Edit removed during grace period". What does that even mean? If the edit ...
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Why was my edit removing superfluous meta content rejected?

I recently made a suggested edit on a question, removing the following content: You may think that this question is nonsense. But to me it's NOT. I'm really curious why. So, down voting is your ...
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Overriding my Edit to the original, but not rolling back?

I edited this question today, and then someone proposed an edit that reverted it (basically) back to the original. I have no idea why?
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Is there any way to search for or find questions or answers with unapproved edits?

I want to help out and try new features by approving good edits. I'd there any way to find edits that have not been approved? Also how do I approve them if I find them?
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Does editing in information from a given link “change too much”?

I've edited the answer to this question but the edit got rejected for "This edit changes too much in the original post; the original meaning or intent of the post would be lost". The answer as it is ...
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Should we include the game name in questions titles?

Firstly, I personally believe this is not a duplicate of Question with Vague title as this question is a lot more specific while that one covered a broad number of points and was thus difficult to ...
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Should I flag the edit, that change the original answer completely?

Its about this question about Dota 2. I have flagged the answer with Edit changed the original post completey. Please take a look at Revisions number 4 and 5 The editor changed the original ...
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Should I have edited the imperial measurement to an answer?

I was reading this question and came across this answer that Batteries are best stored at temperatures of 20°C Now I went and edited the answer to be Batteries are best stored at temperatures ...
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Oh, look, it's “unreleased content” again

So, apparently we recently had two closure/reopen wars on questions about diablo-3 and specifically the upcoming Reaper of Souls expansion ("What armor and weapons do Crusaders use?" and "How much XP ...
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What do you do when you need to rewrite your old answer from scratch?

A while ago I wrote an answer about a mechanical detail of a game. The answer got a lot of up-votes and got accepted. But then came the next version of the game, and that game mechanic was completely ...
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Is there a definition of 'too minor' edits?

As defined by the FAQ on editing: Edits are expected to be substantial and to leave the post better than you found it. Common reasons for edits include: To fix grammar and spelling ...
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Is the “edit tags” element supposed be hidden?

I can't reproduce this on other network sites, but it could be reputation related. Normally "Edit Tags" doesn't appear, but when you hover your cursor next to the tags, it appears. Shouldn't this ...
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Changing Pokemon to Pokémon

Many of my posts about Pokemon have been edited. Is changing Pokemon to Pokémon really something best for this exchange? It seems to make it harder for Googlers to find the answers to their ...
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Do typos or grammatical errors in titles warrant an edit more than ones in the body?

I know that edit significance has been brought up several times here on Meta, and that the consensus so far is that an edit that only improves on a few typos is too minor. However, does a typo in the ...
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Would you like to help shape up our site for Grand Theft Auto 5?

GTA V came out recently. It's quite popular, and has resulted in a humongous traffic boost to Arqade, especially mobile traffic. In fact our mobile traffic was high enough to be over half the mobile ...
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Should a question be modified to include multiple subjects?

Recently, I asked a question about the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which is part of a series of video games called Counter-Strike. Another user pointed out that there was a similar ...
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I'm getting “This should be a Suggested Edit” when attempting to Suggest an Edit

I'm getting this error when I attempt to edit a new member's question for readability and clarity. When I choose 'Save Edit' it says the message "This should be a Suggested Edit". Can someone ...
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When should we edit old questions?

During the discussion of this question, two users suggested that editing older posts is harmful. Since that question really has nothing to do with editing old questions (it was suggesting that people ...
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Using code ticks for technical term highlighting considered harmful

Lots of users across the Stack Exchange network have developed a habit of using code markup (backticks in Markdown) to give technical terms special formatting that stands out visually. This only seems ...
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Are long titles bad titles?

Is there anything with long titles? I don't know what the community thinks. Should they be concise and short, to the point? Or can they be long, and explain more stuff? For clarification, long, at ...
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Question Titles that are not Questions but Titles

Should question titles be actual questions or can they be titles? I've been going through a bunch of old questions, and it seems there are quite a few questions with titles that aren't question but ...
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Closed 'mod recommendation' Skyrim question - Can this question be improved and then reopened?

This question has been recently closed by a moderator for being a mod recommendation question (which I reckon, as an extension of the 'game recommendations questions are not allowed' policy): How ...