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Users without full edit privileges can suggest edits to posts and tag wikis

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How to treat suggested edits that "correct a formula"?

Once in a while I see a suggested edit that claims to "correct a formula" (this is usually written in the edit summary). Is there a general "rule"/recommended procedure for such ...
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Undo suggested edits

If I suggest an edit for another's post and immediately realize that I've missed something, I can re-edit it. But can I undo suggested edits (bring the post to the original or previous state) before ...
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Difference in "edited posts" in editor stats and user profile

I noticed that there is an inconsistency in the number of edited posts between the "editor stats" (which is the dialog that you can see in post revisions) and the user profile. For example, ...
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Confusion about rejection of edit suggestion

I saw that I had several edit suggestions rejected so I decided to take a look at them, out of curiosity. While most of them were fair, or at least understandable, there was one that I found very ...
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How can I flag a harmful anonymous suggested edit?

I'm new to the "Suggested Edits" review queue. Recently, I was asked to review an edit suggested by an anonymous user which if accepted would actively harm our site. I rejected the edit. Is there a ...
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Is there any way to retract my suggested edit?

I often suggest tag edits in which I add the homework-and-exercises tag to homework like questions. In some cases, these questions are closed as off topic even before my edit is reviewed. So, in that ...
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Stop killing suggested edits in the name of "conflicted with a subsequent edit"

I saw this and thought to edit it by adding a blockquote, do some MathJax formatting and editing tags. And so I devoted 7 minutes (on a mobile device), trying to make StackExchange a better place. And ...
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Why this question was closed?

I don't think that this question should be closed? A question on rigid body dynamics This was closed as unclear but I think that I explained it at my best! What should I do to edit it? If this is ...
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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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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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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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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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Is this a good edit?

Please consider this edit to "Don't heavier objects actually fall faster because they exert their own gravity?". (Compare versions 21 and 23). Motivation for these (last two) edits: I realized that ...
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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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Guidelines for Title Formatting

What is the standard for the formatting of the titles of posts? What is the standard for editing the titles of posts? I've been away for a while, and when I logged in today I noticed that the title ...
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Maybe anonymous users should not be allowed edits?

This suggested edit erased the first line in my answer and replaced it with I think that gravity has an effect on any particle in our universe. Even the photons are attracted by the back holes (...
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Why do we allow anonymous users to suggest edits?

Most of the anonymous suggested edits I've seen till now are something of this sort (might be my misfortune.): As far as I've seen, most SE members here are active enough and keep editing stuff that ...
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How to suggest an edit to fix a 1-character typo

I tried to make a suggested edit for a post1 that was otherwise great, but the OP had made a single-character typo. When I tried to correct the typo, I was told that the edit needed to be 6 characters....
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What to do regarding suggested edits that cure self-vandalism by post owners?

The context is the following post: Hooke's Law and Bungee Jumping and the revision history can be viewed here. As one can see from the revision history, the post owner himself/herself vandalized ...
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Why in the world (not US) did this suggested edit get rejected?

The edit in question. Fixing 3 different spelling mistakes and added some italics to make the post a bit easier to read and tried to clean up where the author was using quotation marks to refer to "...
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Is there any way to communicate with an edit reviewer?

There is a simple grammatical error in an answer that I was trying to fix. Unfortunately, it only involved modifying 3 characters. So, I quickly lightly copy-edited the remainder of the answer ...
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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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How do I go about reverting a Community edit?

What are the options I have, to revert a community edit? I don't want to simply edit my question; I was looking for something similar to a roll-back option where the approvers are notified that I wish ...
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Is there any Home safety precaution tag on physics.stackexchange

A few days ago I answered the question: Electric heating rod . Soon my answer got downvoted and other community users started to explain the dangers involved with that equipment(electric heating ...
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Thank you for editing

Why can't we say thank you or leave other comments when someone edits our post (those that are done without approval) ?
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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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It is hard to improve suggested edits to tag wikis

Arnold Neumaier pointed out, in this question from some months ago, that there is no "Improve" button for tag wiki edits that show up in the Suggested Edits review queue. This affects users between ...
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Suggested edits on meta?

When I check this page, it says that there' is a suggested edit queue. But aren't suggested edits disallowed on meta? Where did this come from? Is it outdated?.
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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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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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Why do some edits need more than one reviewer?

I recently reviewed a suggested edit to this question, and it told me that it needs additional reviews for this to go through. I have been reviewing suggested edits for some time and this is the first ...
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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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