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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.
fredley's user avatar
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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 ...
MrLemon's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Unionhawk's user avatar
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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 ...
Wrigglenite's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
ave's user avatar
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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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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, ...
nightsurfer's user avatar
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Improving question on championship privilege

Don't crosspost a question to multiple SE sites, that will make your questions too broad since you're making them fit multiple topic areas. Make your question specific to the topic area of the SE site ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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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 ...
angussidney's user avatar
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Review queue "edit" link does not display warning messages

This has been fixed on March 6th, 2019: Starting with the next build, we'll be showing an error message same way as we do on regular question pages:
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Is there a limit on how many posts you can edit?

Yes. There is a limit of 5 suggested edits which can be pending for a single user. For more information, see Why is the edit button disabled?
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Are my tag edit privileges revoked?

Your account is blocked from suggested edits - this includes editing of tag wiki pages, and is the reason you are getting this page.
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Is there some way to request peer review on an edit?

Wrigglenite's answer covers the feature request side of things so I'll just address the act of editing itself: Is there some way to request peer review on an edit? You already are!...kinda. Every ...
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Should this question be edited, or should a new question be asked?

If a question is not clear enough to get the answers it's looking for, it should be edited to fix that. That said, asking "Where did this model come from?" with no solid evidence of it being ...
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Was this rollback appropriate?

Okay, so there's a few things on here, and I'll address them reach separately. Spoilers in Titles We have a meta here discussing spoilers in titles, and I think the answer by LessPop sums our policy ...
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Code blocks aren't working correctly when placed after a list

With the migration to CommonMark as of June 2020, you can now use three backticks to denote a code block. This more explicit format leaves no room for the renderer to have to guess whether your ...
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Rejected edit on an out-of-date answer

Come on now. Editing in out of date disclaimers is about the only tool we have left to mark obsolete information, as a startling portion of the user base would rather simply let old, incorrect ...
Dallium's user avatar
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What happened to my edit?

I think this is the same issue as in a question on Meta Stack Overflow: When OP clicks [edit] while someone suggested an edit, the suggested edit gets used and the edit rejected. Steps to reproduce:...
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