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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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 ...
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Is there a way to view edits that were made to my answers?

I gave an answer to a question, and then I got a notification that it was edited. I want to see what the edit was, in order to see how to better my answers, my spelling and grammar, but unlike with ...
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What are picture descriptions for?

To add a picture to a post you create a text in [...] and a number next to it that indicates the number to the image link just like normal links, and add a ! before it. While with a normal link the ...
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Please, please, please, don't edit out spam links

So, a Wild User Appears. He posts several answers of dubious quality, all of which include a wildly unrelated commercial link. In other words, SPAM. Now, in each of these cases, well intentioned ...
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Should I change a question to reflect the answer?

Referring to this question, but applies probably to other questions. Sometime a user has a question, usually a tech issue, which he asks for a specific solution. A suggested answer might suggest a ...
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Why do people change my answers to these questions?

Every time I answer people change it. It's like you cannot control your answers!
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Arbitrary editing of question

I'd like to complain of the arbitrary editing of questions on this site. My question was edited and the editor removed 75 % of the question. The information was important for letting the reader know ...
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Edit wars are bad. Don't encourage or participate in them

I've noticed a disturbing trend in the past couple of weeks - there's been a surge in the number of edit wars, including some that have spilled over into Meta. I keep having to cut and paste the ...
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How can I flag people vandalizing my question with rollback edits?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/posts/73406/revisions They keep removing the game's name from the title which is absolutely essential for the question to make any sense.
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How can I report users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the appropriate recourse for trolls? Fr example, when someone is being rude in comments, personally attacking, and instead of being on-topic proceeds instead to attack ...
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How do I make my posts only peer-edit reviewed?

I prefer to only allow people to edit my questions after I confirm the edit. How can I do this?
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Where do our grammar rules come from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: American English spelling vs British English spelling? Until now I haven't thought about this, as it seemed self-explanatory. But this question has raised the idea and ...
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On the meaning of 'proc'

In many questions and answers on league of legends, I see people refers to "proc" or "procing" like : Do the hits from Lulu's passive (Pix) proc on-hit effects or count for number of hits? Can ...
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American English spelling vs British English spelling?

Is it correct for people to "correct" British English spelling into American English? I can't see anything in the FAQ about this, and while the site is American in origin, I don't think the British ...
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Why does editing a question or an answer resurrect it?

I can understand why if an owner of a question updates it, it should give the question more attention, and if a question has no answer and someone edits it making it more clear, it would make sense to ...
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Is it OK for a moderator to change the writing style of my post?

Well, a moderator edited my question and all he did was change the text style. My sentences and grammar were correct. I used short sentences, he merged them into longer ones. I'm thankful when ...
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Editing for the blog

I'm not a voluminous writer that can generate lots of content, so creating blog posts isn't really my thing. I do like to edit, however, and feel that I could effectively contribute in that manner. ...
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Edits from deleted users don't display normally

While browsing the site, I ran across this slightly odd-looking answer: Normally, when a user edits their own post, the full signature isn't duplicated, so I looked at the revision history and found ...
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Is it okay to edit and completely delete my question to ask your own?

I asked this question some time ago and it was "closed" by moderator badp who then (10 hours ago) edited the question, removing my entire text and replacing it with his own related question. I ...
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There's a character limit for editing a post?

Recently, I was looking at Dungeon Defender questions when I noticed a slight inaccuracy in one of the answers. The ETA of a patch. It was originally the 7th, but had been changed to the 9th. ...
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Should we edit closed questions?

In the last day, I've noticed a few edits on questions that have been closed for a rather long time (example 1, example 2). While some closed questions can be simply reworded or rephrased to become ...
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How can the Community user bot edit questions?

It seems like the Community user that's supposed to be "a background process to keep this site clean", somehow figured out that an answer contained an unformatted quote and formatted it. Is it ...
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Should names of consoles and other items be edited for capitalization?

When editing, should console names/brands have capitalization corrected? Are there correct capitalization (should a list be compiled)? E.g. should xbox be edited to Xbox or playstation/Playstation to ...
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Whats with the recent spurt of chain editing?

There's been a lot of old questions that gets edited and bumped up to the front page. This usually happens in spurts as one person decides to do a particular game they're interested in and makes some ...
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Post preview shows capital letters in tags, but actual post does not

this-tag-is-in-all-caps and shows as such in the preview when editing/composing. After posting, however, the post will show the tag with lowercase letters. A very minor failure of the WYSIWYG, but ...
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Who is Brett White and why was he a moderator?

Who is Brett White? Is he an employee of Stack Exchange? Does that tiny psi/fork/trident in his username mean he's part of CHAOS? Is he going through highly viewed questions and editing their titles ...
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I want to fix this question but I can't!

There is a (rather poor) question in a tag I frequent: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/22815/is-there-a-server-on-minecraft-that-i-am-allowed-any-block-i-want-just-by-typing It was closed ...
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If I got a correct answer for an identify-this-game question, should I fix the question? [closed]

Maybe this had already been asked, but I did look first so hopefully not. Due to the nature of game identifying questions, it is not uncommon for the person who asked the question to get some of the ...
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Should I generalize this question

I asked this question here yesterday and today I realized that the first answer I received was general enough that it could apply to any similar question with a different game and that really my ...
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Why show question editors?

Why is it, that every question I ask, someone decides to edit it. My English is usually pretty good, I use the correct punctuation and appropriate usage of italic, bold, tags and other such nonsense. ...
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What is “rolling back”?

I have seen the gaming.SE Badge "Cleanup: First Rollback" and searched for it but couldn't find anything on to what it refers. What does this mean? How do I roll back (presumably a question, an ...
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Is it okay to heavily edit out subjectivity?

A recent question caught my eye because it asked a perfectly valid question, but only one of the eight paragraphs in the question was actually directly related. The others contained subjective ...
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Upvoting question or answer edits

I've had a few edits to my posts recently, and all of them helpful. Should we have some means of appreciating this?