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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. ...
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Let's not have posts look like revision histories

Inspired by this meta post on RPG.SE: I think we should keep in mind that posts with lots of "Edit:" and "Update:" sections are a bit hard to read from beginning to end, and we should strive to avoid ...
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Can not find edit request that I had skipped

I "skipped" a proposed edit in the review on https://physics.stackexchange.com/a/107909/42975 because I was editing myself quite a lot. Now, I want to manually apply the useful fixes from it, but can ...
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Invisible changes in my post?

I am aware that I make mistakes and do not follow the conventions and know nothing about the codes used for formulae so it is good when somebody edits my post. But I am curious, in this editing some ...
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What is the current policy of making an edit?

I have read in the help that an edit should be to clarify the meaning of a post without changing it. But my question is : Is this the ultimate policy for the time being. There are some policies ...
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Editing and closing in the close queue

When edit a question in the close queue, it automatically skips to the next question. So I have to open the question in a new tab to VTC. Is there any direct way to achive this? Or is there any ...
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Editing a question for a small edit after having a best answer

Sometimes, when I ask a question and I'm not sure how to word it, as is often the reason why I must ask the community in the first place, I miss some information or other important details. This is ...
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Is it useless to edit a bad question?

Does it make any sense to edit a question which I have flagged and will probably be closed?7 An example would be to add the [homework] tag to a bad homework question.
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Is it possible to edit a question if you've already approved someone else's edit?

The following thing has happened to me a couple of times recently: I come across a question that looks good but has a few minor errors. Someone has suggested an edit which address some of them, so I ...
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Please disable the editing feature

Well, the community really doesn't like editing, even good ones, and now supports crackpottery, there;'s no point of the editing feature. Please disable it to avoid such nonsense in the future. ...
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Why does the community allow or even encourage seemingly meaningless edits to questions and answers?

For example, editing the (long inactive) question to add trivial tags, like faq Change tags to synonymous tags, e.g. Classical Mechanics to Newtonian Mechanics Correct insignificant grammatical ...
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Editing old meta questions

There has been a trend lately of old meta posts brought up to the front page because of retagging or other minor edits. While this happens all the time on the main site and is OK and encouraged in ...
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Retagging and suggesting edits

Why when someone retags a question (and also when he or she suggests an edit, I think) that question becomes the first in the list of 'active' questions??? This is very inconvenient — I hate it — ...
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Minor edits should not make questions 'active'

This issue has been bugging me for a while now. I suppose it's more appropriate for the main SE site, but I want to know how others feel about it. I find it very annoying that the 'active questions' ...
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How about common edit summaries and common comments?

On Wiki Pedia, for example, when you make an edit (to the source) , there is a box called "Common edit summaries." And also minor edit summaries. So that many common edits can be given quick ...
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Adding picture, what is framing?

In order to improve this post, I was trying to add this picture(it doesn't load here either) to it ; but what I get is:"For security reasons, framing is not allowed; click OK to remove the frames." ...
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Removing thanks/signature lines [duplicate]

I got in the habit on SO of removing thanks and signature lines (and greetings) during edits because they don't add to the question and are relatively unneeded. I think we should adopt the same policy ...
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What happens with “the explanation of the Mendeleev table”?

Who can explain me the strange things that happen all the way with my question about the Mendeleev table here? At the beginning I could not edit it or make comments after it. That's why I tried to ...
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What does it mean if an edit is attributed to Community?

This question on the Euler beta function shows a number of edits 'suggested' by Community. What exactly does this mean? Who made the edit/edit suggestions? Why is their name not displayed? If it is ...
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Proper meaning of the dimensional-analysis tag?

This question was tagged as dimensional-analysis by the OP although it has nothing to do with dimensional analysis. All the tags tagged with dimensional-analysis have something to do with units, and ...
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Editing tags not allowed because not 6 characters?

I was trying to edit the post "Big Bang Anybody?" by adding a popular-science tag to it.. While until now, even if I didn't edit the body of the post, I could still edit the tags. However, it seems ...
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Are there limits to editing questions by third parties?

My example is this drastic edit to the question I had replied to, which is a drastic rewrite. Are the original questioners asked to approve of the change even though their reputation is below 10?
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Which policy to complete an answer made by someone else ?

What is the general policy for completing an answer from an other user ? Should I prefer to start an other answer, just saying "As user:xxx said, blabbla, BUT I would like to add blabla..." or should ...
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Parsing of revisions involving insertion of dollar signs

Extremely niche thing here that hardly affects anyone at all, but seems worth reporting to someone. I was reviewing a suggested edit (number 3 in the revision history) in side-by-side mode. One of ...
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Should something be done about the misspelling of (e.g., Nobel laureates') names?

I enjoy having this name. It makes me feel proud if someone handles it right.1 The name 't Hooft is quite often misspelled on the main site. At least 12 questions/answers with tHooft At least 51 ...
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Should we disallow vast (self-)editing of a question, completely changing its meaning?

Here is one thing that really annoyed me about science-related forums: The constant change of the topic by a person, who is obviously just afraid that he'll/she'll look ignorant, incompetent or lazy ...
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Why are one letters edits frowned upon? I often have single letter fixes for LaTeX code

I often see people write stuff like $cos(\theta)$, were I'd like to a \. The system does not let me make such a tiny edit. Is ...
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How to best to correct a poorly asked question?

I asked this question: How to calculate the effect of the earth's magnetic field on a HZE particle? Which after some more research I realized is at best unclear and at worst unanswerable. At ...
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Why don't I see a button for “improve” on tag wiki edits?

When reviewing edits there is text inviting to improve the edit: Approve, reject, or improve edits suggested by users. (less) Approve edits you know are correct Reject those you know are wrong Skip ...
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Edit Suggestion disappeared

An hour or so ago I suggested an edit for this question about heat-conductance in diamonds. When I now browse to said question, I don’t see the block ‘your edit is being reviewed’ anymore, nor does it ...
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My edits of a questions are wrongly rejected, what can be done about this?

I just edited this question as suggested by David Zaslavsky and Qmechanic to remove the topic of information since the consensus was it is better to ask it in a different post. Removing the ...
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Is there a way to make minor edits on old answers w/o bringing them to top of stack? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Very minor edits, e.g. punctuation I noticed a sign error in an old answer of mine. I wanted to fix it, but I don't really want to bring this old question to the top of the ...
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What determines if a post is editable?

I'd really like to fix a typo in this question: Do we see color with higher frequency first? But for some reason only the 'link' and 'flag' options are visible to me (no 'edit' or 'retag'). I've ...
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Is it a Software Problem'?

My last two revisions on the posting "Is the Graveyard really so Serious?" at [physics.stackexchange.com/Questions] has not figured in the TOP questions list to be accessed through the link: physics....
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How can I remove a downvote?

After a clarifying discussion I see that my downvote was not necessary. Do I have to wait until the post is edited and then upvote or is there another possibility?
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what's the best way to handle tag edit-warring?

A user has just detagged a question I tagged. I haven't retagged: I suspect that this user would be all too happy with an edit war. It seems terribly trivial, but I've bumped into this user's ...
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Are salutations, sign-offs and other politese appropriate?

Recently physics.SE has seen more users regularly including salutations and sign-off in their posts. That behavior has been strongly discouraged on Stack Overflow for a very long time, and I would ...
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Very minor edits, e.g. punctuation

Is there going to be a way for me to make a very minor edit, e.g. punctuation, without pushing the question to the top of the activity date sort?

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