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Online preview display of answers/questions works only in the first round of editing in MSE

It seems I am experiencing a bug when working in MSE for some weeks. When I edit my answers/questions for the second time, the online displayer does not work on any devices (i.e., I cannot see any ...
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Editing a post is not a reason for failing an audit.

I was doing some reviewing and I arrived at this post. It contains some explanation and a link to a drawing. In order to understand what the whole thing was about, I decided to edit the question. As ...
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About editing the prominent mistakes

While reviewing many Suggested Edits in Math SE, I've found that many users are editing the prominent mistakes of the author. However, if I'm not wrong, editing should not conflict with the author's ...
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How do I respond to edits?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Minimum losses to eliminate you from top 2 in round robin Someone asked a question about round robin. I answered. He then realized that he ...
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If a question author receives an answer needing some editing, can the answer be edited by the question author so the answer author gets full credit?

I have this question that I want to up-vote an answer for it, namely Algebraically Simplify $n =\left( \frac{ \left(5\right)^{\log 5}} { \left(2 \right)^{\log 2}} \right) ^{ \frac{1} {\log 2-\log 5 } }...
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What to do when there is a minor but crucial typo in a post, where fixing it is too short for an edit suggestion?

What should I do when there is a minor but crucial typo in a post (perhaps of literally one character) that is otherwise perfect? Occasionally I come across a question or answer that is perfect other ...
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Editing a post does not show the edited title [duplicate]

When I edit a question, a preview of the edited content is shown, which makes it easy to know if I'm doing this right. But: when editing the title of a question (e.g. replacing "Z" by "$...
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How should I rewrite the beginning of the linked post?

How should I rewrite the beginning of this post? It seems people aren’t commenting since it’s difficult to understand. Any suggestions are welcomed.
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Editing reputation anomaly can generate unbounded reputation?

Background: I was editing an answer given to my question. Edits included some Latex notations. Edit was approved and I got a reputation of $(+2)$. Later, there were some incompleteness in the answer ...
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Why does this suggested edit not show any tag changes I made?

A couple of days ago, I suggested an edit which was rejected, the reason being This edit introduces tags that do not help to define the topic of the question. Tags should help to describe what the ...
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Do we really need time limit on editing comments [duplicate]

I find time limit on editing comments annoying and doubt that it is needed at all. My problem is typos that I can't fix if I noticed them too late. If my comment is not answered I post the corrected ...
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Why was my edit rejected by deviating from the original intent?

My edit on this answer just got rejected with the reason below: This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should strive to preserve the goals ...
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Answer downvotes: should the downvoters be warned when the answer is corrected?

I wrote an answer to a question on MSE. At first, I messed up and went to the wrong direction. Noticing this, I urgely edited my post, changed my development, added a new picture and my answer is now ...
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Does MSE discourage users to edit new users' or "low quality" posts? [duplicate]

Does MSE discourage users to edit new users' or "low quality" posts? This seems to be a bit counter-intuitive but I'm unable to think otherwise. So, we know that when a user below 2000 rep ...
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Editing a question for mathematical inaccuracy not entirely related to the original query

An edit was suggested for a somewhat old post where the question contained a mathematical inaccuracy which could mislead others. (This edit does not directly relate to the question being asked.) The ...
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How to add a long update to one's question?

I just wrote an answer to one of my own questions in which I essentially gave a partial, incomplete attempt at solving the question I asked (which had received zero replies so far). I chose to post ...
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Confusing rolling back of edits by the moderator

This recent question: Show that the $l_p$ norm of $x$ as $p\to 0$ is the support of $x$ was nominated to be reopened in meta after edits. It was then reopened by several other users. Here is version 4 ...
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Adding a reference/citation to someone else's post [duplicate]

Is it encouraged to add references/citations to someone else's post (when you are absolutely sure about it)?
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Why can't I edit the tags of my post? Why do people not seem to be interested in it?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Trying to prove a proposition about the nth order derivative of a polynomial by induction - is this correct? I tried to add the proof-...
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Why can't I edit a new question in place of a duplicate?

I have $5$ or so duplicate/closed questions, which is hurting my "positive question record" statistic. So, I edited a useless duplicate question and asked a new question, which I was told &...
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Suggestion to mass-replace links to http://math.uga.edu/~pete

Links to various files starting with http://math.uga.edu/~pete and http://www.math.uga.edu/~pete no longer work, but they can be ...
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"An error occurred when fetching the tag editor"

That is the message I get when want to edit the tags. Is there a general issue or just mine?
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Is it ok to erase an answer that is extremely vulgar by editing it?

I just came across a spam answer which is extremely vulgar (sexual). I flagged it for moderator attention, and then it occurred to me that I could edit it and erase its contents by blanking it till a ...
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Some mathjax in an old post is broken due to curly brackets expressions

I found that in this old post Colimit of topological groups (again) some mathjax is broken due to wierd brackets notation. $\left\\{...\right\\}$\left\\{...\right\\}...
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Do moderators have the right to force their edits on my questions?

Do moderators have the right to force their edits on my questions in excuse of " improving the question" even if I am not happy with them and is there some tool here that helps stopping ...
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Are you sure you want to leave this page?

This has never happened before on SE, not even earlier today in a different stack. I wrote a question and clicked "post." Immediate pop-up "Are you sure you want to leave this page?&...
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Request for changing post edit rules. [duplicate]

I have noticed that correcting a mathematical mistake in post editing is not allowed; only minor changes are allowed. It is preferable to write a comment explaining the mistake. The thing that ...
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Should I fix trivial typos in my old posts? [duplicate]

I thought this definitely would have been asked before, but I searched and couldn't find it. I was looking at one of my questions I asked a while ago and I realised a very minor typo in it. Actually, ...
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Standards of editing [duplicate]

A question posted to math.s.e. said $$ X ~ \operatorname{Poi}(\lambda) $$ and that was coded as X ~ \operatorname{Poi}(\lambda). It is obvious that the poster ...
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Are the words "hey guys" blacklisted and automatically stripped from edits?

Today I chose to edit a post that I found in the "First questions" queue. It began with the words "Hey guys", and I chose to leave them since they expressed the OP's personality ...
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A post has a mistake and the author made a correction below it, not editing it. Should the incorrect one be edited out?

The author of this post made a mistake in their formula. Then they only added a correction below it, while not removing the mistaken one. Is there any reason to do so? Should I clean it up? When I ...
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Adding MathJax to the title of posts being edited - bad habit?

Recently, I've found out that questions with $ \TeX $ markup in their title are excluded from the Hot Network Questions. This made me think about my editing habits. One of my favorite topics is ...
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Feature suggestion: marking an edit as minor to avoid messing with the question flow

I won't be surprised if it has already been discussed, but anyway. I relatively often make minor edits to my own answers: typically a typo in math or in English, or a slight modification of the logic ...
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What is the etiquette of tag creation and editing?

In this years Tag management thread, I've suggested the creation of the tags hochschild-cohomology and a-infinity-algebras. Let's say for the sake of argument that this suggestion is well received and ...
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Removing potentially unpleasant 'flavor text' from questions when it has no mathematical importance

Regarding this question, I edited out the references of rape and it was almost instantly reverted by someone who left a sarcastic comment about my edit that they later deleted. Consider the two ...
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Should blanket changes in terminology across posts be reverted?

Edit It seems another user posted essentially the same question here while I was writing this one. I'll close this question as a duplicate if/when it becomes possible. I got a notice earlier this ...
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User changing terminology [duplicate]

I have spotted that a user is editing old posts and changing every occurrence of "the Hawaiian earring" with "the infinite earring". As far as i know this is not standard ...
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Why do edits have to be at least 6 characters?

I am wondering why edits are required to be at least 6 characters. As an example, someone answered the question How to calculate the integral of a Legendre polynomial excellently but for a typo, which ...
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Should I edit the question before starting a bounty, or start a new question?

I have a question I would like to start a bounty on. But I would like to edit the question to add the possibility for a stronger result. The question I want to start a bounty on is this question: For ...
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Proposed new solution to having unwanted noise and unfairly exposed questions again after editing on this site as to not decrease the site quality.

It has been noticed that when editing my own posts, that I sometimes get annoyed with a small wrong detail in a post that I then do a 5 character or less edit. Here is proof of this causing trouble ...
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Accidentally editing without knowing a question was closed in the review queue made a question unable to be reopened. New feature to prevent this.

I have seen this large issue with this website which can endanger the new user: It was accidentally done that one edited the question of another user whose question was already closed, but then had ...
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Approved edit that makes question *less* readable

I recently encountered the following edit of a question: https://math.stackexchange.com/revisions/4126525/2 I hope everyone here agrees that the edit is not appropriate. A minor thing is that editing &...
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If I recognize the source of someone's question, should I edit to add it?

(c.f. How to ask a good question's Include source / motivation for your question and the preceeding discussion in Is it a good idea to include source from where a question is taken?) Occasionally, I ...
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Answer preview in MSE not appearing

Whenever I am going to write an answer or edit someone's post, I am not able to see its preview under the answer writing section in MSE. Why is this happening?
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Editing a post for activity [duplicate]

Is it acceptable to edit a post (adding a random comma, adding more spaces, etc.) just for the sake of activity? It could be used to draw more attention to the post since it comes to the top of the ...
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What is the motivation for pointless edits? [duplicate]

I am trying to understand why a certain user keeps making pointless edits that add nothing to a question. The one that sparked this post is the fourth edit to this question, which simply inserts a ...
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Can you copy paste MathJax? [duplicate]

I am a big procrastinator when it comes to learning MathJax. I happened to remember that only before asking a question. Is there perhaps a shortcut to simply copy an equation from one part of the site ...
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The grace period for editing the posts.

So far I was sure that during approximately 5 minutes after posting an answer/question the author can edit it without the changes being documented in the edit history. However in this answer the ...
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Notification about math jax for new users

I saw a problem which is common for new users who are using math jax. although they can write formula for example it is not hard to guess to show $x^2$ you should write ...
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Bringing the new feature to MSE in order to make writing formulas easier

There is a site for searching formulas on stack exchange called SearchOnMath. On the site you can see an option called "Add Formula" click on that, then you can choose any symbol you want ...
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