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What to do regarding suggested edits that cure self-vandalism by post owners?

Note that you can't delete a question that has an accepted or upvoted answer, as per this Mother Meta FAQ. In this particular case, then, the post owner seems to have tried to delete the question and, ...
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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 ...
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Is there any way to communicate with an edit reviewer?

I rejected your edit to my post because I thought the only thing worth changing was deleting the additional is in the first sentence; the other changes you ...
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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 in the world (not US) did this suggested edit get rejected?

I rejected it for two reasons: The edits your proposed didn't actually improve the post, specifically: changing " to ' ...
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Guidelines for Title Formatting

Second, I assumed that the standard formatting for post titles would follow that of most other written works - capitalize nouns, verbs, and other major words but don't capitalize prepositions, ...
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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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Why do we allow anonymous users to suggest edits?

Yes, anonymous edits are useful. There are two reasons. If you are SE user on another SE subsite, but not on Physics.SE, your edits will show up as anonymous (as far as I know). I, for example, ...
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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 suggest an edit to fix a 1-character typo

After noting that one-character mistake, your first action should be to look for more mistakes & correct those. If all you can find is that one-character edit, then you need to think about ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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.
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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 ...
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How to suggest an edit to fix a 1-character typo

My best advice is to look for other ways to improve it first. Can you find a picture that illustrates a concept in the post? Can you add links to definitions of words that are used in it? Can you ...
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Guidelines for Title Formatting

The First Law of Editing: if an edit makes your question less clear (to readers, not necessarily just to you), revert it. That being said, your assumption that post titles follow the capitalization ...
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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 ...
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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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Guidelines for Title Formatting

The number one priority for the site is that we have members prepared to work at posting good questions and good answers. Right now we have a serious deficit of the former, and while we have lots of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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