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Cases in which self-edits are an unethical mean to generate attention

I made 6 minor edits to my latest answers. The last edit (addition of a link to a lecture on the topic) I did 2 days after I gave the answer. I noticed that the question received a lot of new ...
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Automatic rejection of edit where I only added tags

To my surprise, I tried to add a couple of tags to this question but the edit was automatically rejected with an error message about how the changes must be at least 6 characters long, pointing to the ...
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Cascade of mostly trivial edits by a user

Example today . Many times I cannot see any real changes between the left and right side, but it might be my browser or his/her browser. Are people increasing their reputation by corrections? It ...
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Dealing with edited questions/answers

While it's not something usual, I've noticed that sometimes people edit my question or answer with a more complex notation or incorrect information/formulas. While I don't think this is done with ...
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Should I not edit my old questions on a spree?

I recently visited a couple of old questions that I had posted and there were a lot of edits (mainly grammatical but not all) that I wanted to make. I edited a couple of them and went back to the ...
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20 most viewed questions that need answers

Here are 20 most viewed questions that need answers. Some of these questions may have answers with negative votes. Only questions with upvotes will be removed from this list. This list will be updated ...
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Is it ok to edit to up vote?

Suppose that a user has down voted an answer to a question that they didn't completely understand. Years later, they read the answer again and find it to be good, but cannot change their vote because ...
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Is it ok to link my own questions from another SE site?

While I was suspended for low quality questions. I asked astronomy.SE if it would be ok to write some of my low quality questions from here to a higher quality there? They said yes and I did and they ...
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am I allowed to ask a user to be an editor for me

I am legitimately curious because if I find someone who understands me can I ask them to edit all my questions that others might not understand?
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What does the sentence below, which is only visible in the edit mode of an answer I gave, mean?

In this answer I posted there is a "sentence" visible when you look at the end of the edit version of the answer (visible when you "push" the "edit button" below the answer). The sentence isn't ...
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How to fix incorrect math in old accepted answers?

A couple of weeks ago this question was posted, and the question contained a simple typo in the equations for coordinate rotation. The first answer spent two lines politely correcting this. Then, as ...
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Why does the system block typo-fixing edits below 6 characters?

This question contains a couple of unfortunate typos in the blockquote at the top; however, it seems that I'm not able to propose an edit, because it would be below the minimum limit of 6 characters. ...
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Is it OK to change commas to narrow no-break spaces in numbers when editing a post?

As a non-native English speaker, I find it utterly confusing to read text containing figures like "1,234 m", which in English means 1234 m while for a person used to read e.g. French or German (person'...
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Can I ask an answerer to Fix a broken link in their post?

In this post: How can I put a permanent current into a superconducting loop? There is only one link at the bottom of the only answer. Can I ask the answerer to fix the link? How?
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Harmful edits: which action?

If I find an edit which caused more harm than help by a new user, and which was subsequently approved, is there any action I should take, in addition to fixing the edit? (And in this case, should I ...
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What should be done about this question and questions like this, where the OP is just received misguided information?

I am quite sure this question was a result of misguided information presented to the OP about Special relativity. But I think the OP only wanted a thought-experiment kind of proof for length ...
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Editing my own stuff get me suspended?

I just got taken off a 1 year suspension for the second time. I don't want to do anything that will get me another 1 year suspension. I saw many things I wanted to edit on my own stuff while I was ...
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Retracting flags

Initially I wanted to flag a question because of certain reasons. However, after the OP edited, I do not want to flag anymore. 1. Would my flag be declined? 2. Should I retract my flag?
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Should I edit question to format equation linked as image in MathJax?

I often come across questions where the author uses a linked image of an equation instead of typesetting it as MathJax. Should I edit the question to typeset the equation in MathJax, comment to let ...
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How may one suggest improvements on a tag wiki?

How may one suggest improvements on a tag wiki? E.g. the name of Huygens in the aether tag description is spelled Huygen.
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When it comes to the Suggested Edits queue, what would you consider a healthy ratio of accept-to-reject?

Some data first. As of today, there have been 27636 suggested edits: 23490 have been approved, 4146 have been rejected, 6873 were improved. The top 20 reviewers have the following stats: What do ...
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A decrease in reputation from 931 to 919 - what's the reason? [duplicate]

A few days back, my reputation was 931. However, each day I found it going down by 2, and now it stands at 919. Can anyone account for this loss? It seems no one has downvoted my answer or question ...
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Is an asker's age relevant?

In Why does Newton's Third Law actually work?, the asker states their age in the question. (They are 10 years old.) On the one hand, their age does not have anything to do with Newton's Third ...
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Resubmitting question

If my question was marked as unclear and I have reworked it what needs to be done to either: Get it approved Or Resubmit it.
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How to reformulate a question?

If a better formulation for a question is reached should the question be deleted and asked again together with copying the already given answers or just edited?
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How to get the Bronze Editor Badge

I was trying to get the Bronze Editor badge, so I edited one post by fixing a few grammar errors and making the question clearer. However, I thought editing was a privilege only earned at 2000 rep? ...
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Why can't I edit any post?

I currently have 103 reputation in Physics Stack Exchange but why there is no any edit option under the posts. In other stack exchange websites it appears very well and I can edit any post and the ...
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Vote locked in till the answer or question is edited

I have voted on questions and answers then pondered on it to undo my vote the next day and it is locked in. It says I cannot change my vote until it is edited, but unfairly the people are not notified ...
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Why are some edits automatically rejected?

Recently I tried to edit two questions, this one and this one. Both my edits were rejected by Community$\diamondsuit$, which I take as "automatically rejected", because they conflicted with a ...
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Why did somebody change my quotation marks?

I answered a question where I put a few things into proper quotation marks, i.e. and . Then there is an edit which converts ...
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How to make a major correction to your own answer?

After posting an answer I received good comments highlighting an error in my understanding. To correct it would be a major edit, drastically and conceptually changing around half the text of my answer....
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Received rep twice for the same edit

I suggested one edit to a post, but when it was approved I received rep for it twice. I know there's some sort of autmated rep cleanup done regularly (nightly?), but I'm not sure if this is a known ...
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Explicit mobile links: should I edit to fix them?

On the meta question What does everyone mean by "insufficient research effort"?, in the third note below the question, user Chris White says Explicit mobile links (e.g. en.m.wikipedia....
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Should a question be voted down for poor formatting or editing?

My question is, whether one should downvote a question just because he doesn't understand it or he finds the O.P's formatting or editing as poor. I will like to reason something with my example.The ...
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How do I add multiple tags for a question (Opera over Android 5)?

I am unable to add more tags in questions I review. Is their some specific way to add multiple tags in any question? I mean Existing Tags and less than 5. I use my mobile to review under full site ...
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Editing Rejections and Penalty Time

How many times can your edits on another persons question be rejected before it's disabled? How long is the penalty?
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Why need to edit when edited and unedited versions have the same final look but different TEX?

While editing, I have often come across re-edits by the 2k+ rep members like this(just an example) where I have seen minor editing changes like the one in given link. I know the raw (the one ...
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Why are formatting methods different for comments?

I noticed that other people can use superscript in comments but <sup>text</sup> doesn't work so how do they do it? I can't find the answer anywhere....
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Are edits that change writing style or stylistic voice appropriate?

Of course, if it's difficult to understand a question due to poor wording or grammar, then that would be an appropriate edit. What about edits that change the wording, or alter the writing style ...
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Community rejected that edit even though it is correcting obvious mistakes

I improved the following very detailed answer in which a vector (column) is wrongly written as a 3 by 3 matrix and which has internal links to some equations that don't work in math stackexchange (one ...
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Should abbreviations and acronyms be discouraged?

Occasionally, I pass over a question merely because I don't understand an abbreviation or acronym. I wonder if the instructions should encourage the definition of these things in the body of the ...
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How can I edit my own questions and answers?

How can I edit my own questions and answers for example, give the symbols for pi, integration, and draw diagrams
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Radically editing closed questions

This post is in regards to events occurring with the question Do tachyons move faster than light (see also chat starting around here), but the question is to be applied to a site-wide policy. The ...
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What happens if a question is edited after we answer it?

Once, what happened is I answered a question which obviously I thought as an appropriate answer to that question. But after some time, the question was edited by the 'asker' itself. The edit changed ...
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Is it appropriate to fix factual errors without the author's “permission”? [duplicate]

When browsing answers, occasionally you will find an answer a very good answer that has a factually incorrect statement in it. I have always operated under the philosophy that we want to stay true to ...
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How do you guys feel about minor edits?

I recently saw a post (a question) where the edits made were as follows (no link, do not want to single out): Edit 2 (suggested, approved) was numerous but minor grammar / capitalization fixes; the ...
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Thanks to let me write “lagrangian” in lowercase

Thank you for your attempt to edit my post better, and I appreciate every edit you make. However please keep in mind that I intentionally use lagrangian, not Lagrangian. I know that Lagrangian is ...
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Correcting incorrect answers

I have a strong aversion to having edits applied to my work without my approval. Because of that, I don't do that to what others have written. So what should be done with obviously wrong answers? I ...
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What can we do when other users denature your answer by editing it?

It is the second time my answer is edited this week. I have no problem with peer reviewing as long as it improve the answer not denaturing it. So I re-edited twice the answer in order to keep desired ...
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Making good posts discoverable when the original question isn't obviously related

I recently answered the question "Which Is More Fundamental, Fields or Particles?" essentially by explaining what second quantization is and why it makes so much more sense than first quantization. ...