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Discouraging serial editors

Users cannot gain more than 2k reputation from edits, cf. the "Can I earn reputation?" section here, so there is a natural and rather low limit to such "farming". Note that once ...
ACuriousMind's user avatar
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Discouraging serial editors

I think you're being unkind when you assume the purpose is to farm reputation. I suspect I know the user you mean since I've been seeing a lot of suggested edits that consisted mostly of adding links ...
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How to treat suggested edits that "correct a formula"?

I don't think formulae are really special in this regard: If you see an edit but you cannot tell whether it actually improves the post or not, skip it. Whether that's because you're not familiar with ...
ACuriousMind's user avatar
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Confusion about rejection of edit suggestion

Specific to the case that you brought up, I'd note that the OP on your post made a different, unrelated edit to the question about 1 minute after yours. I can imagine a scenario where the OP was ...
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Cascade of mostly trivial edits by a user

I also assume that member decided to go on an edit spree of old high scoring posts to earn a few points. When I noticed the front page getting flooded, I sent them this comment, which I also posted in ...
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How can I flag a harmful anonymous suggested edit?

Raise a custom moderator flag on the edited post, and we'll look at it. It's possible for the diamond moderators to remove a user's editing privileges, but we almost never need to do that. For ...
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Difference in "edited posts" in editor stats and user profile

There are three possibilities, of which the first one is to blame for the majority of the difference. The "102 edit suggestions approved" counts edits on deleted posts, while the "61 ...
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Why accepting edits with edit privilege should not be immediate

As suggested, this question is actually concerns MetaSE, so after some research I will self-answer it. There are indeed some answers to this question in MetaSE: Why do we need multiple approvers for ...
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Why does the system block typo-fixing edits below 6 characters?

The character limit is in place to discourage the suggestion of trivial edits (e.g. adding a single period at the end of a post). Once you have full editing rights (at 2k reputation), i.e. when your ...
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Harmful edits: which action?

If it is a one-time thing, just fix it however you like – roll-it-back first or don't, whatever float your boat: If the edit was too drastic, it is usually easier to roll-it-back first. This changes ...
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Stop killing suggested edits in the name of "conflicted with a subsequent edit"

There isn't really anything else sensible the system can do- it's not smart enough to combine the suggested edits, so it has to pick one over the other. You are of course welcome to incorporate the ...
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How to view MathJax markup while an edit is pending

If you have not already approved the edit, then when you hit the Edit button with an active edit suggested, select the option "Reject and Edit", which will open up the editor where you can ...
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How to treat suggested edits that "correct a formula"?

I think you got the most important part right about reviewing edits: if you can't tell whether the edit is an improvement or not, skip it and let it be reviewed by someone who can. This applies to any ...
Dmitry Grigoryev's user avatar
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Undo suggested edits

The short answer is that you can't. You have to wait for the edit to be either approved or rejected. See this post, this post and this post.
Vincent Thacker's user avatar
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Can I ask an answerer to Fix a broken link in their post?

If you know what the repaired link should be, you can suggest an edit with the correct link. However, that's not so helpful in this case, where the address of the broken link doesn't reveal very much ...
rob's user avatar
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How may one suggest improvements on a tag wiki?

Click the 'improve tag info' button on the tag's page (e.g. aether) to edit. (Requires 100 reputation points.)
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Is this a good edit?

Personally I don't think that edit was necessary. It doesn't make the question any clearer for me, and more importantly I don't see how it would make it more clear to the readership of the site as a ...
David Z's user avatar
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Received rep twice for the same edit

Take a closer look at the post links there. :) You proposed two edits - one on the question and one on an answer. They happened to be approved within seconds of each other.
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Cascade of mostly trivial edits by a user

The edit you linked to was (rightly) rejected in review, so nobody will have gained any reputation from it. I'm not sure what else there is to say about this. It looks like your question is "Are ...
David Z's user avatar
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Is there any way to retract my suggested edit?

There is no way to retract a suggested edit, as per this Mother Meta (where it was also suggested that users interested in such a feature should make a feature-request on Mother Meta, but I doubt ...
Kyle Kanos's user avatar
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Why this question was closed?

Looking at the version that was closed, you have two questions that you're asking: What is the intuition for angular momentum of a point mass relative to a inertial point? I am confused that at the ...
Kyle Kanos's user avatar
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Cascade of mostly trivial edits by a user

I think small changes are very valuable! It is not obvious why. The change shown in the example corrects some minor spelling or typographic errors, and does no semantic changes. It is of minimal ...
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How to fix incorrect math in old accepted answers?

This is a little complicated because your edit did two entirely separate things: It fixed a typo that created an error in the math. This is good. It added extra useless content to the post (the ...
David Z's user avatar
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Why does the system block typo-fixing edits below 6 characters?

Another option is to look at whether the answer could be improved by a judicious minor addition of useful and non-controversial information - taking care to ensure it doesn't detract from or alter the ...
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