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Questions tagged [editing]

About the actual editing of posts, both the questions and their answers.

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Why was my edit rejected?

I suggested an edit to a post and I don't see why it was rejected, can someone please explain? https://travel.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/116594 The justification was This edit ...
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What to do if an answer is false?

A question was asked, and an answer was provided. It has 60 upvotes, when no other answer has a score of 0 or higher. However, this answer is false, and if the OP follows this advice, they are very ...
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Changing the meaning of a question

Short summary: Is it acceptable to edit a question, so that it differs from what OP originally asked with the purpose of getting a presumably off-topic question on-topic? Especially, when there are ...
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What is the stance on unfamiliar English words?

This question used the word prepone which I had never heard of and initially thought was a typo. I was going to edit it based on the context1, but on a hunch I googled the word and found that it is a ...
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These edits cleaning up the language, shouldn't have been rejected

https://travel.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/92128 https://travel.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/92129 I made these edits to highly upvoted question regarding toilets, that in my ...
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How to properly remove sensitive information after it was posted?

Sometimes a question is posted, which contains sensitive information the OP shouldn't have shared. Most commonly it's part of a scanned image, but it can be in the message text. In several cases (...
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Problematic links in a locked answer

This answer to a locked question of historical significance contains links (plural) to www.londonelegance.com. Upon clicking one of the links I was asked to upgrade my Java although it looked more ...
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Should I roll back this edit to my question? (Black-> Dark skinned)

I recently posted this question on black travelers and China (it was my first on Travel.SE). Relatively early into the question, someone changed the title from reading "black travellers" to "dark-...
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How to handle questions if the user changes accounts?

We had an incoming question: UK visa refusal for my mother I have received an edit suggestion by another account, but the addition of private information and a detailed picture indicates that it is ...
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Question about edit rollbacks

Regarding question: Interview appointment letter The original question was hard to follow and the wording wasn't intuitive to read. My suggested edit changed the wording and presented the question in ...
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“Is it true that <statement>”

I've noticed a couple of questions come up recently prefixed with the semantically empty "Is it true that ..." Such as Is it true that children under 6 can legally ride a bicycle on the sidewalk in ...
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Poll on mass editing / 'flooding' / re-tagging impacts (of older posts)

We've had more than one discussion on whether the flood of edits is acceptable. Mods have been flagged about it and it's even come up with discussion with mods from other sites, and the general ...
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Tag wiki excerpts are not supposed to describe a tag. Please keep that in mind when editing them

I have seen much more suggested tag wiki excerpt edits recently than previously. In general, it is great to make sure all tags have tag wikis and corresponding excerpts. Thus, thank you very much for ...
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Can we stop with the buses?

User pnuts is on a giant editing bender today, changing the spelling of the word "busses" to "buses," and doing some small copy editing on old questions along the way. This has involved well over 100 ...
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Rejected edit due to deviate from OP post - Disagreement

I've been using StackExchange for a while and saw a post came up in my popular network questions feed, that I felt could do with a little editing. So I did a little work to help clear the question up ...
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Is it okay to 'flood' the front page?

I've been recently working on removing the rationale tag and this has received some complaints in the chat room, as 90 different questions "flooded" the front page. Is it okay to do so in the future ...
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A friendly reminder that one can EDIT as well as close a question

When a question comes up in the close-vote review queue you have four options. I would like to draw your attention to the option to edit a question (instead of closing it). I suggest that this ...
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Edit from a person who is being quoted as a source, and disapproves somewhat

I just saw en edit in the Suggested Edits queue from a person who claims to be has proven that she is the person who was quoted as a source as background information in the question she was trying to ...
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Different users editing Saudi Arabia in and out of answer

I noticed that there's been sort of a back and forth on this answer. OP posts answer. (Shortly after) OP adds Saudi Arabia to answer. User A removes Saudi Arabia from answer. User B re-adds Saudi ...
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Correcting language errors in quotes from official sources?

If there is a language error in a sentence from an official source, and we are quoting it here, should we correct the error or not? For example in this answer, I quoted this: ...visitors need to ...
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Edits to 'unlock' locked in votes - is that okay?

I saw one proposed edit today, the comment given was: Comment: The comments show that my upvote of this answer was misplaced, but retracting is not possible due to mass unvote prevention, so hereby ...
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Why are anonymous edits permitted?

Every so often, I get an edit request come up in the approval queue, which takes an answer with a link in, and replaces it with gibbering pseudo-sentences. These edit suggestions always come from ...
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why do people edit posts to remove spam links instead of flagging the posts as spam?

I've seen this happen a number of times. A post looks innocent enough but there's a comment talking about a spam link that doesn't exist. Only when you view the edit history do you see it. Here's an ...
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When is removing salutations a step too far?

I know that "Hi", "Thanks", and so on should be edited out of questions and answers. I've done it thousands of times. There's a new, good answer on a question I answered and it starts and ends with ...
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Please fix the spelling of the “seychelles” tag

There was a Seychelles tag created with the misspelling of seichelles. While I have recommended a wiki/excerpt, could someone please correct the spelling?
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Closed question that needs to be edited

This question... Family visitor visa refused, should I apply for dependent visa? needs its title corrected. But the question has been closed and so is off limits to would-be editors. Raising a ...
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What constitutes a “too minor” edit?

I answered this question a few minutes ago - and then noticed that it was edited - see revision history. I've done my fair share of edits and edit reviews and am quite sure that this edit would be ...
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What shall we do with poorly formulated questions?

There is a permanent discussion about "acceptable" questions. This discussion is only on the content of the questions, e.g which topics are allowed and which are not. However, there are also questions,...
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Adding relevant links to existing posts

What do you guys think about adding relevant hyperlinks to questions and answers? For example, if someone asks about hygiene in certain country, an answer could include quality of water, restaurant ...
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Edit questions with too much story?

How can I avoid or minimize jet lag? is interesting, but it also contains a lot of narrative, lots of which is appended in a bloggy way. If this were Stack Overflow, I'm sure the EDIT: and narrative ...
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How did the Community user end up editing an answer?

I noticed an interesting string of comments on an answer to a question about TrueCrypt and US Customs, and I went to investigate to see who had made the edit to the answer that sparked off all the ...
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Rules for prices - do we have them?

In our site, there are many prices listed. Can we create some rules for them to help people find price in text quickly? For example, how is right: 10 USD $10 $10 USD 10 USA dollars How do we ...
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Metric and imperial

There was a question this evening that related to ounces. Not being familiar with any imperial measures for weight or liquid, I had to do a bit of googling to work out how big it was in a metric ...
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Should we be editing each other's posts for style and regional spelling?

I've noticed one contributor is rewriting people's answers to change many minor things which I would not call fixing problems but personalizing style. For instance changing between British and ...
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I can't propose an edit to certain questions

Seemingly at random, I can't propose edits for some questions. An example is Third party shore-excursion operators in the Western Caribbean. I can just see link - close - flag below the question. ...
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How do I contribute to “peer review” efforts?

I made my first edit today and I was informed that the edit will not be visible to other users until it passes peer review. I assume there are edits made by others that are await peer review. How can ...