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User keeps editing questions incorrectly

This user has already been automatically banned from editing by the system for submitting too many bad edits.
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Should we include the game name in questions titles?

Titles do not have to contain the name of the game, and you shouldn't intentionally edit a question just to add the game name to the title. The game name is required, however, to be in the tags. This ...
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Why was my edit removing superfluous meta content rejected?

Sometimes bad edits get approved when they shouldn't. On the other hand, good edits sometimes get rejected when they shouldn't too. The latter is what's happened in this instance. There's nothing ...
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How can I edit a typo?

There are a few things you can do when minor edits need to be done: Leave a comment on it alerting the op of his minor mistake. Look through the post to see if anything else can be edited as well, ...
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Please don't discourage new users from using this site

No. Let me preface this by saying that I disagree with your edit. It's a complete re-write of the question and you used too much guesswork to fill in the blanks for my taste. I'm not saying small and ...
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What's with people editing my question(s)?

Looking at your only question that was edited, the revision history details that people only removed superfluous text and/or adjusted grammar and fixed typos. Superfluous text can be bad for a post, ...
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Should I approve an edit for an old question?

Especially since this case is a retag, I would say yes. We don't want content with errors, and mistagged content is even worse in my view. Ultimately, use your best judgement, but it isn't that big of ...
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Is an edit adding a transcript to an image containing mostly text considered a meaningful edit?

Yes. Edits that add image descriptions (or in this case provides a transcript of text in an image) add accessibility without changing the core content of a post and should be accepted. That said, ...
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What do we do with a Dead Link in a post?

Since the post holds valid without the video, I would say we could simply edit the post and remove it since it serves no purpose anymore. Normally I try to find archive links to replace them with, but ...
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As an editor, do I have room to improve a question even if it changes it a little?

I've seen this come up quite a bit recently and it bothers me when very solid guesses about what the question is really asking get rejected simply because we can't be 100% sure that it's what the ...
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What to do with an overwritten question with an open bounty?

I have removed the bounty and rolled back the edit. In the future, if this comes up again, feel free to raise a custom moderator flag, since moderators have the ability to remove a bounty, refunding ...
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Disrespectful users... (Please read in its entirety)

Some people downvote without even trying to read the question. People are free to downvote as they want, but your question will get more upvotes as long as the content is good and the question is on ...
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Is there some way to request peer review on an edit?

You can't suggest reviews anymore now that you've reached 2000 reputation. The system (and the users who voted for your posts) trusts you to have learned how editing works by now, by having your ...
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What to do when answers contain links that are now borderline malicious?

If the answer is based off the information in the link and that link is no longer valid, the correct thing to do is downvote the current answer (unhelpful now) and submit a new answer with valid ...
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Is editing my own posts an approved-of way of earning reputation?

If you improve your posts, then it's only fair that the post score goes up, and with it your reputation. If you make edits just for the sake of making edits, hoping for fresh pairs of eyeballs to see ...
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Disrespectful users... (Please read in its entirety)

You mention that this site has a better reputation than Reddit. Part of that reputation is that the community here works together to improve the site's content. We do that by asking and answering ...
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How long will my edit ban last?

Your edit ban is temporary, and you'll be resume making suggested edits again next week. In the meantime, though, you might want to take some time to ask yourself why your edits were rejects, or you ...
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Why was an edit to include information from comments reverted by a moderator?

This question is based on a slight misunderstanding. It's true that posts are a collaborative effort, but that doesn't mean post authorship is completely nonexistant. Just a look at the voting and ...
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Extremely trivial edits from 2k+ users?

If you don't feel that the edit was done correctly, rollback it and put a note that you believe that the edit was done incorrectly, if that user edits again/rollbacks, just flag a mod and let them ...
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Updating an out of date answer versus keeping author intent

Answers are our bread and butter. They're the whole reason the site exists. We also provide our strongest rewards for answers: 10 whole rep per upvote, along with perhaps an accept. There's lots of ...
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Why was my edit of a question title rejected?

Your edit was perfectly fine, and should not have been rejected, and yet it has been, presumably because Tim Post lost his keys again. I have decided to edit the question myself now, going with @...
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Please don't discourage new users from using this site

As far as discouraging users goes, I can see how trying to maintain a certain standard can be a bit daunting. Initially, yes the system can be seen as a bit blunt, but that's where we come in. By ...
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Is it worth salvaging a closed question that someone else has asked?

A lot of this comes down to why the question was closed in the first place. If the question was closed for being unclear, but you can decipher it, rewrite it in clearer language, and make it useful, ...
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What does "Edit removed during grace period" mean?

Each edit has a five minute window in which you can make subsequent changes and have them rolled into the same revision, provided no one else made changes in between. What happens in this case is that ...
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Why is this image here?

You're looking at the post history. Version 1 had the picture. Version 2 had the picture. Version 3 removed the picture.
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I provided Random Seeds to an existing answer, but my edit was rejected. Why?

Perhaps your edit to the answer adds context that the author did not intend to have, or it ruins the spirit of that answer. In this case, I would recommend creating your own answer to the question, ...
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Why can't I edit this question?

It's because there's already an active suggested edit pending for the question. The system doesn't allow you to edit an edit (there's too many cases to handle for a relatively rare occurrence), it ...
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Extremely trivial edits from 2k+ users?

Some background When you have less than 2k rep, there is a minimum edit requirement of 6 characters. This requirement is there for a reason - either your edit would take up valuable time in the review ...
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