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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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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 ...
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Wanting to share credit with answer editor

I answered the following question recently: Which one of these options is false? If one sees the edit history of the answer here : https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/2203627/revisions It can be ...
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Add some other flag explanation to review tasks.

Sometimes I want to flag a low quality answers which are a short comment or something (not a thank you comment) but I can't find any appropriate explanation in radio buttons so I choose "No comment ...
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Editing another person's answer to raise it to an acceptable level

Not to meta-effect anyone, but I was curious about the intended user experience and community standards of answers that "don't quite" make it to acceptance. As a concrete example, here's this ...
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Was this edit acceptable?

I asked this question on Meta Stack Exchange, and we there came to the conclusion that the edit made sense. I figured I'd ask here anyway, just to see how the communinty thinks of it MJD has other ...
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What's the proper course of action here?

There has been some dispute in the revisions on this answer. First, someone edited it to add the word positive, then somebody made it bold, the somebody reverted that, I reverted back to the bold (...
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Unable to edit a certain question

Rolling Dice Probability Question Why is the edit button greyed out for me?
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Why is this edit shown as just me?

I made this edit, and it was approved, however the final change included edits I didn't make The edits I didn't make were the removing of a tag and noise at the end of the post. I recognize I ...
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Should I delete my answer after OP changed his/her question in an essential way?

The question Confusion of central limit theory was asked recently. After I gave my answer, OP changed his/her question in a way that essentially makes my answer completely useless. In such situation, ...
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About changing incorrect tags in suggested edits

Very often when I see a edited question made by another person, I see that the editor didn't change the wrong tag, for example, it's very typical that questions about high school algebra are tagged ...
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Is it OK to re-try a less ambitious version of an overambitious edit?

My suggested edit https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/719881 was recently rejected. My original intent was only to convert a link to a PDF article into a link to the abstract for ...
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Repping the Editors

Is there a way for me to rep people for edits that I like to my posts? I especially want this myself because the community might like me more if I am able to reward those who typeset my posts.
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How we can edit the posts in which the edit we suggest is less than 6 characters? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange allows the edit to be taken place if it is at least 6 characters long but sometimes we come across some posts in which there is error with less than 6 characters edit (it can be the ...
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Massive rework of a closed question by another user several months later

I just rejected this edit. IMO, it's not a good practice to edit so massively a question, since we know nothing about the author's intent, but I wonder if there is a policy about this? Of course, for ...
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Should a mathematical error in the context of a question be edited?

This is a scenario I have encountered a few times when going through the edit suggestion review queue. An asker posts a question and as context they provide some information that they used when ...
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How to not do in-line editing

I recently gained the privilege of in-line edits, but I am trying to access the old screen with more options where you could rollback. Any help? Side note: There is a user who repeatedly edits a post,...
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Should I edit a hint to a complete answer; if, the author does not complain?

In this post I edited @fouriertransform's HINT to a complete answer. Am I allowed to do this?
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Editing posts at the same time

I edited the same post with the same changes 3-4 times already, but the op keeps changing a few characters in his post, rejecting my edit. Is there any way for me to change the post or stop the mass ...
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Add edit summary after edit

I forgot to add an edit summary when I posted an edition to my question. Can I add it afterwards? Thanks!
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Can we reject our own edit? [duplicate]

After editing something, I realized that I had done something incorrectly. There should be a way users can remove or edit their edit suggestions.
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Is too much self editing frowned upon?

I have found myself re-editing quite a bit until I feel a question is right, either I got things wrong (oops) or just get in a perfectionist mode, and have wondered what happens whenever I press the <...
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How do I edit my bio?

Two years ago I wrote that I was a freshman, but I have moved on since then. However, on both the mobile app and the full website I seem to be unable to edit my bio. Is it possible, and if so, how?
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Change of title without editing history

I was looking at the list of hot questions and I saw this: Thinking someone was trolling, I clicked on the question, only to find that the offending word had changed to 'pseudoprime': There was no ...
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In which a Review Queue outsmarts me

I was working the Low Quality Post review queue, specifically this Question. I wanted to make an Edit to clean up an evident omission (that "spaces" are topological spaces), but I did not think this ...
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Editing already settled questions: Does it bring anything?

This is a general question regarding the editing of the questions. I see that recently many old question on Mathematics Stack Exchange are modified by the a single user and hence are shown at the ...
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Why should someone receive reputation if someone else edits their terrible question into a good one?

Consider the following situation. User A asks a terrible question. It is attracting close votes. User B edits it to a decent question and the question starts receiving upvotes. User A receives the ...
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Edits must be at least 6 characters [duplicate]

In https://math.stackexchange.com/a/1855782/4876 there is a missing closed bracket. When I added it, I received "Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?" ...
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Why are points given for editing?

I think only badges should be given for editing and not points? So, why are points given for editing? Many users make points by just editing.
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Funny edit by community

Regarding this review/edit. When I approved this edit, I didn't notice the text "anonymous user" and for some reason thought I was approving the OP's edit. Then I see the edit as done by "community". ...
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Guidelines for making images visible

Fairly often in the review queues one encounters posts from new (or not-so-new) users who lack the reputation needed to include images visibly. Sometimes I have the time to replace images of ...
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Is it possible to edit bounty messages?

The reason I ask is because I have a bounty question which is completely ruined as the sidebar covers the question. This has happened because of an error in the $\LaTeX$ in the bounty message which ...
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“Minor edit” feature for trusted users

People frequently ask about the etiquette of making minor edits to many old articles, say to retag them, or to correct typography or spelling. There seems to be consensus that this is bad manners, ...
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Need preview windows on mobile platform

Maybe this is a duplicate of some other questions, but why do we not have preview windows like another exchange site where I post answers (or if we do have them, how to access them)? Such windows ...
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Can I edit a question making it more specific then change the accepted answer?

Let's say I ask a question and accept an answer. Then I decide the answer doesn't fully satisfy me and the reason is that my question should be slightly more specific. Is it appropriate to edit the ...
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Errors when entering text questions

I am a new user stackexchange. I recently set up a problem, but I'm typing text made many mistakes. Can I delete the problem and re-ask it? How to do it?
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Recycle content in bad edit attempts?

Once someone mistakenly tried to edit someone elses answer with a correction to their own question / answer. Is the content of the attempted edit then lost to them if rejected or can they recycle it ...
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Problem with the Mathjax loading in previews?

I've been editing for a while today and yesterday and I've noticed that Mathjax isn't loading quite right. It loads but it's ridiculously slow. Nothing has changed on my end with either OS or browser. ...
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Rewritten proof as edit or as comment?

I rewrote my posted proof after someone pointed out an error and gave me a hint in the comment section. Should I edit my original post or post the rewritten proof as a comment?
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Editing policy given new information

If you give a correct answer, but someone gives a hint in a comment on how at a certain step in the solution a different approach would have shortened your answer, what is the best way to edit your ...