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Fixed. In general, to report minor things like misspellings, etc, which do not require that the community should make a decision of principles, but it is clear what needs to be done, then one could just mention the problem in the chat room.


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So, what can be done about overpopulation of minor edits on the front page? Not bringing minor edits to the front page has already been declined many times, see Very minor edits, e.g. punctuation and links therein. User Pulsar has very recently proposed in a comment to have an extra tab of active posts sans minor edits. This is an interesting idea if such ...


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In my opinion, the best argument for even having this tag is that it's a fairly common and well-understood term: Popular science, sometimes called literature of science, is interpretation of science intended for a general audience. Deviating from that introduces ambiguity and creates the potential for confusion if the tag is applied to questions where ...


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Doing this would open up a huge can of worms: suddenly, there's an arbitrary threshold for "activity" that divides posts being worked on. Yes, it's easy to come up with individual changes that most folks probably agree don't warrant much oversight, but applying such simple rules broadly can have disastrous results. Let's examine retagging, since that seems ...


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I definitely agree that some minor edits shouldn't make questions active. The one in particular, as you mentioned, is retagging. Why does this even make a question active in the first place? When you retag, the question itself is not changed, so in what sense is it "active"? I have not seen one situation when a retagged question deserved to be made active ...


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For "common comments", you can use this userscript. I never really felt the need for edit summaries when I was a <2k user. Wikipedia has a much larger need as you have a few thousand edits in a question history and finding a particular edit can be annoying. (FWIW the "common edit summaries" feature wasn't there a year ago). Over here, the purpose of the ...


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I) Specifically about covariance: 1) The covariance tag is supposed to cover whatever-notion-the-physical-system-in-the-question-is-covariant-under, typically relativistic covariance, but also more abstractly, e.g., contravariant and covariant tensors not necessarily in the context of relativity. All other uses of the covariance tag than the above are ...


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If the new tagging better characterized the question then it is a good thing. If we were to see a pattern of re-tagging a lot of question without a clear improvement to the description of then we might ask you to quit bumping, but an honest deeper understanding isn't going to come every day.


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Having read Shog9's post, I have a very simple suggestion: Keep the 'active' tab as it is, although it would be nice to see more info, such as the date at which the question was posted, and the type of modification (edit, retag, new question, new answer). Create a new tab with only the newest answers, just like there's a tab for the newest questions. I ...


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Removed. In such cases, leave a comment explaining the issue to the user. If a user persists in reverting your edits, flag for mod attention. We can give a more stern "Stop it!" comment and temporarily lock the post if necessary. In case of an ambiguity, meta is the place to discuss it. "Dimensional analysis" is universally understood as pertaining to ...


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