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Questions tagged [editing]

Editing is a core, fundamental Stack Exchange value -- we allow editing by registered and unregistered users (if peer reviewed).

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I just accepted an edit I actually wanted to improve.

I just accepted an edit I actually wanted to improve, because I misclicked. Now I can not cancel my review, and I can not edit the question myself because of the pending edit. Is there anything you ...
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Second edit on the same question doesn't submit with previous latest edits

I edited this question once (edit 1) which was again edited (improved - edit 2) by user1729. I later found a more apt question title and edited the question again (edit 3) just to change the title of ...
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(Major) editing bug

This happened a few minutes ago. When I was editing a comment, the phrase [object Object] came up, and after I write something next to it, say ...
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Please help me improve question on Cauchy's Integral Formula

I believe the initial revisions were unclear or wrong. Now just unclear? Find and relate an antiderivative to proving Cauchy's Integral Formula for a convex region
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Editing comments bug

Edit: I have now also posted this bug on meta.SE. I don't know whether this question ought to be deleted. Edit again: Apparently it has already been posted, both on main meta and on stackoverflow ...
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Possibility to access the code of people's comments

Very often I enter the edit mode of a post just to copy-paste some parts of it, often to get a sample of some MathJax complex syntax. It may happen every once in a while that you want to do that with ...
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Edit on Low Quality Posts

When reviewing a Low Quality Post I accidentally edited it when, of course, you should only do this if you think you can fix the post, because after an edit the queue moves on. (The edit was just to ...
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Clarification about edit rejection and suggestion for future edits

I'm relatively new to MSE and I'd like to learn how to improve myself as a user. I saw this answer which was good, useful, and clear but it had some wrong figures. Who wrote the answer got some ...
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Viewing markup of question/answer/comment, of one for which is editing is not allowed.

Is there a way to see the markup of questions/answers/comments for which editing is not allowed? This answer says to right-click and select Show source. It looks ...
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Rejected into a tiny edit

I'm still getting used to how stack exchange sites work, so I hope this is the right place to post this (and if it's not, please let me know.) I made a substantial revision to an answer I had read ...
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What does “Comments may only be edited for 5 minutes” mean?

I wrote a comment following an answer. A few minutes later, I see a horrible typo. So I edit my comment, click "Save Edits" but get a little red pop-up box saying "Comments may only be edited for 5 ...
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Is it bad to edit your own answer several times?

I often need to edit my answers several times to fix errors or maybe to answer more directly the questions asked. But each time I edit my answer, the post will get a bit higher in the top questions ...
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Should old questions be retitled?

The title for Is there a formula for this? is currently "Is there a formula for this?" Obviously, this doesn't describe the problem at all, except to say that the OP is looking for a formula. It ...
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Bug when editing question: “Body must be at least 30 characters; you entered 0.”

Sometimes, after editing a question, I get the Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: Body must be at least 30 characters; you entered 0. This has only occured on the mobile ...
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simple questions tag-changing

I'm not a mathematician, but an electircal engineer. However, EE guys also use a lot of mathematical theory. So Mathematics Stack Exchange seems the best place to ask questions about those. In the ...
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Why does a question marked as duplicate get more views than the original?

As an example case, there's this question, slated to be deleted, which is marked as a duplicate of this question. Even though the latter one is more general and has been around longer, it has ...
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Removal of images which OP himself uploaded as context.

In this question, OP initially uploaded a sequence of images which he initially said "were not so relevant". Turns out that sequence shows where his problem comes from, and is a motivation which ...
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Is it better to fundamentally rewrite or to re-ask altogether?

I need to work out an answer to this, frankly rubbish question. Now time has moved on and so has my command of the problem. I can rewrite this question with a precise mathematical description and in ...
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Reference for own site in question.

In this question, the user mentions a "source" for the problem. After going to his profile, I realized that this source is (may be?) the user's own website. Note however that such a source is not ...
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Edit a question significantly or reposting it?

Often, I find myself in the situation that I write part of a proof or things that I tried out when asking a question, so that people that answer have something to work with. After some comments or ...
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Edits Take Place Immediately for Verified Users

I like editing posts, I'm reasonably good at $\LaTeX$, as well as grammar, I have a PhD in Mathematical Physics from Virginia Tech, and it's kind of annoying that my edits need to be reviewed. I'm not ...
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Why is there a character limit for mathematics post edits?

I am seeking to fix a very small (but significant) typo in summation indices for this answer. In particular, in the last two equations of the post, the summation should start from $i=1$ instead of $i=...
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wrong edit made by a user

I have asked Homotopy invariance of de Rham cohomology question Some user has changed the context from homotopy invariant(by which I mean homotopy equivalent) to diffeomorphic. This is totally ...
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Questions with “my teacher said (…)”

It has been asked here about questions with "my $X$ said", where $X$ is more general than "teacher". It seems the consensus is that this is irrelevant to the question. The point of the post I linked, ...
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How to deal with refusal of editing?

See Find Lim$_{n\rightarrow\infty}$ $\sum_{k=1}^{n}$ $\frac{k^{3}+6k^{2}+11k+5}{\left(k+3\right)!}$ The asker of this question is refusing edits made to his post and he rolls back to previous version,...
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Should I add MathJax formatting to posts with plain text math?

I personally have noticed a lot of posts were all of the math is written in plain text and have tried my best to fix change them, is this even something that I should even be focusing on, or should I ...
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Race condition in editing question

I have noticed this problem. Let's say when I first see a question, it is in version $A$. It is badly formatted, so I click edit. However, it takes a long time for me to edit. Before I finish, someone ...
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MathJax preview does not work when editing from review (or when editing a deleted question)

Hardmath's earlier bug report made me take a closer look at the way MathJax works when editing a post from preview. Or, rather, the way it currently doesn't work. While investigating, I also noticed ...
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Trouble in editing answers and comments. [closed]

For some time now, trouble occurs when editing answers and comments. The automatic spell checking no longer works properly. For example, below is a screen copy of what appears when I am typing. Many ...
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What should I do if I encounter an edit from a 2k+ rep user which degrades the quality of a post

Today, I came across this edit to one of my posts. The edit changed the formatting in an acceptable way, but then it changed Assuming $x\ne0$ to Assuming $c\ne0$ While this may have been a ...
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MathJax renders badly when editing from Review Queue

This has been plaguing me for some time, and I wish I'd asked about it before. I often try to "fix" math formatting for new users when I come across their posts in the Review Queue, posing hard to ...
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Should errors in the question be edited, or left there for context?

I've recently asked this question. As pointed out correctly by one of the commenters, there is a (completely in context) error in my description. Also, my general attempt to solve the question I ...
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Approving suggested edits with formatting issues

I'm unsure what is the right action when reviewing suggested edits which are fixing formatting issues only, and doing it (slightly) incorrectly. Sometimes the newly typeset equations are only ...
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what to do when someone wants you to rewrite your answer [closed]

I wrote this answer and a user began arguing that my proof did not answer the poster's question. I tried very hard to explain that I thought it did. Of course I could be wrong; but nothing this user ...
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Is it okay to assume the OP's question when it is unclear?

Sometimes, questions are ill-posed, such as this one. When they are, is it okay for us to answer by assuming the OP's actual question as G Tony Jacobs claims to have done? Or should we, as the first ...
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Bumping new questions to format, highlight or update context

I tried to search past questions, to see if this was asked, and found one (of a similar nature) that does not address my problem here. Now we proceed with the question itself: Is it okay to bump a ...
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Should I bother editing “solve this” type questions?

Often times I'll see a question pop up in New Questions similar to Solve x^12 + ... <random math> + 5 = 0 for x. A poor question that falls under Lacking Context, in addition to poor formatting....
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Do close-voters automatically see my revisions to reconsider their votes [duplicate]

If I fix and hopefully rectify what I think might be the source of Close Votes do the voters automatically see my edits to reconsider their votes, or do they have to take the initiative?
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How to earn the bronze “Tag Editor” badge

In order to earn the Tag Editor badge it is written that one has to edit tag wikis. Can anyone suggest how to do so?
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I edited an “on hold” question but it is still closed

I edited this question today to provide some context for things I've tried but it was still closed. Is this because the original poster posed the question too simply or is it still in a state to be ...
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Best practices: A given answer resolves question text, but not question title

In this question, the answer answers the question posed in the question text. But the question posed in the question title is actually different, and may also be interesting. What are best practices ...
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Editing a question after receiving one or more answers

Suppose I have asked a question and I have received answers but none are satisfactory. I get some thoughts regarding the question, including but not limited to a partial solution, later on. In such a ...
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Is it good to do too much edits?

I love to see things organized and tidy, especially at somewhere I like to be there, for example this site. Math which does not expressed in proper $\LaTeX$ format makes me weird so I often edit posts ...
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Making changes to edits

Editing a question to make it clearer is always a good way to improve the environment of this community. But I found that, while some mistakes are made throughout editing the post, it seems like we ...
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Why have I been banned from suggesting edits to posts?

The title pretty much says it all, but I will provide a bit more information. Last night I realized there was a user who was tagging multiple multivariable calculus questions as real-analysis, and ...
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Losing of points after removing of the post

Is it possible for a user to lose points of reputation which were never gained by him? I mean situation when a user has reputation above 2k and some post is edited by him and then after some days ...
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How to upvote an editor?

Say I see this question initially made by a newcomer which is full of lack of typesetting and other things you can expect. really well edited by some seasoned guy Is there some way to "upvote" the ...
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What to do about these trivial edits? (http → https)

I happened to look back at an old post of mine, and found that it was recently edited by a user with 1 reputation point. The edits were trivial — e.g., in https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/1057573/...
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Does this edit “improve” the formatting? [duplicate]

Per the comment submitted with the edit: "Improved formatting." With the edited formatting, however, the title of this question appears with the unformatted syntax and, imho, looks worse: Are there ...
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Can't see all my edits

I am sure that I edited the following answer How may we prove that $\int_{0}^{\infty}{\sinh^2(x)-x\over \cosh^3(x)}\cdot{4x\over e^x}\mathrm dx=2-\zeta(2)?$ at least three times but in the editing ...