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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 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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Rejected edit question [duplicate]

I've just gone to edit a question and noticed my last was rejected here: Help solving differential equation? The reason given was that it conflicted with a subsequent edit, but from that link the ...
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Why this question cannot be edited?

I wanted to change tags in the following question from untagged to something more reasonable: Please solve the following Algebra. This question was migrated from MO and it was closed on MSE as "...
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pending approvals

A couple of times recently, I approved edits and found that they still need approval from one other person. During the interval, I can't do any other edits to the posting! When does an edit have to ...
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Edit of headline caused URL to break?

After posting this question I sent the corresponding URL via email to somebody. In the meantime a user has edited the headline of my question which rendered my old link invalid. I used the URL in my ...
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How can we resize a graph?

Is it possible to resize a graph in a post? For example, I wanted to resize this one, because the original size looks much better.
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Why is the edit link greyed out?

I want to edit Prove an identity about $\iint_S\mathbf{r}\wedge d\mathbf{S}$ using Stokes' theorem but the edit link is greyed out and non-functional. What's up? Update: Someone else edited the ...
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Who has got more reps, is first in the priority list

I edited a question before anyone else but as I'm a new contributor to the community, I got this: You do not have edit privileges. Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed. ...
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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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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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Is it good practice to edit an answer which has been accepted?

Sometimes after posting an answer I want to edit it—for example to correct typos, word something better, or plug some gap. Usually I just go ahead and edit, but I'm never quite sure what to do if the ...
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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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Editing for missing dollar signs

So, I'm a new user and trying to figure out how things work around here. I saw a post in which someone forgot to put one of their math equations between dollar signs, so it came out in raw LateX ...
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What to do when you answered a question and after the question is edit? [duplicate]

What to do when you answered a question and after some time the question is edit adding more information or changing the question so your answered now has nothing to do with the new question? ...
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Editing - ordered list with letters.

I just edited: Let $f$ be a non-constant entire function such that $\left \lvert f(z) \right\lvert=1$ for every $z$ with $\left \lvert z \right\lvert=1$. In the question there is a list of options ...
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Edit by op makes question meaningless [duplicate]

I recently came across this question. At first glance it just seems to be nonsense, but then I realized that it actually had had genuine mathematical content before the op edited it. In the comments ...
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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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Why does the rollback link require so much reputation?

I understand and agree with a high reputation cutoff for making auto-approved edits, and even that several people have to approve other edits (So Much Approval Required For Edits). However, as a ...
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Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post? [duplicate]

I tried editing a post which was missing a single symbol in an equation and got the message in the title. Since edits are subject to peer review anyway, is it really necessary to go hunting for ways ...
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Overboard editing of answers?

After reading a question and providing an answer on math stack exchange, I often find myself thinking about it from time to time and making more progress on a fuller understanding of the issues/...
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Unsolved Problem asked as a question in math.se

What are the guidelines? Will the moderators take action OR does someone have to flag it as "Known Unsolved Problem" or "Known Open Problem". For instance question here was about a Diophantine ...
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Quoting other posts without going to edit

To copy a post with formatting, I have to open the edit tag. This seems dangerous, as I am afraid of mistakenly editing the proof. May the designers of the site create a new button where markup is ...
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Delete vs. Edit etiquette

If an error is found in my answer, is it appropriate to delete the answer and let someone else more knowledgeable answer? Or is should I attempt to correct my solution through edits? What is the ...
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Should I really edit Titles

I noticed that $\LaTeX$ is not used in title of following question Prove that $1 + 4 + 7 + · · · + 3n − 2 = \frac {n(3n − 1)}{2}$ Before I click edit button, I noticed that it has ...
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Should I refrain from editing older questions/answers? If so, why?

I recently was looking up a question and noticed a small improvement I could make to an answer by adding an additional detail. The user whose answer it was told me that I should not have made this ...
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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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How can I edit a title?

The text of a question had already been edited, but the title needed editing too. I couldn't do this, except via the "improve edit" function. But then my edit was rejected as too insubstantial (even ...
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Simplifying a question

I have a dilemma, which prompts my asking my first question on meta. I recently asked a question, which I think has some interesting aspects to it and I hoped the community would regard as well ...
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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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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 ...
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Edit lead to maths not being displayed correctly, but rollback doesn't help

I made a slight edit to this answer, but then some of the maths (which I did not edit) wasn't displaying correctly, so I rolled back the edit. However, the sections that weren't displaying properly ...
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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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Clarification on edit rejection reasons 2

My edit was rejected. Yet, $$-\text{tr}\left[\text{adjoint}\left[(P^{-1}DP+I)\sin(\Omega t)^2(I+P^{-1}DP)\right] (P^{-1}DP\cos(\Omega t)-\cos(\Omega t)P^{-1}DP)\right]$$ is much more readable (and ...
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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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I need your advice.

I need some good advice. There is one math.problem which I asked here. It is my second attempt. I have some new ideas and new results, but question is already big enough. I don't want to delete ...
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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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MathJax does not render when question is edited [duplicate]

On my Chrome browser in Windows 10, whenever a question that has MathJax is edited the MathJax no longer renders and is shown as, for example, $q$ instead of $q$. ...
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Removing non-visible text from a post

This question contains a block of text that is not visible when the question is rendered: % MathType!MTEF!2!1!+- % faaagCart1ev2aaaKnaaaaWenf2ys9wBH5garuavP1wzZbItLDhis9 % ...
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Why is there not a cancel link when editing on the mobile site?

This question appears to be new. Why is there not a cancel link when editing answers or questions on the mobile (meta) site? It's absence isn't exactly obvious (as I haven't noticed it until now, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wrong title revision used in suggested edits history

The suggested edit history (accessible here) shows the wrong (not the one from the moment the edit was suggested) title upon "Edit" resolution of the suggested edit. I can see why the current title is ...
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A 'forceful edit'? I think it was not very neccessary. Please tell me whether I am being rude or the point I raised is valid.

I posted this question Prove that $1<\frac{1}{1001}+\frac{1}{1002}+\frac{1}{1003}+\ldots+\frac{1}{3001}<\frac43$. I edited it quite a few times to add a context. However, when this user https://...
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Should I change the title of this particular question?

The answer to my question Minimal subbases for the canonical topology on $\mathbb{R}$? turned out to be the opposite of my presumed guess. Should I change the title to say, "How does one show that the ...
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LaTeX between dollar signs does not work in editing answer

I tried to edit this answer: Steve Awodey "Category Theory" - possible error After clicking "Edit" button I went to https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/526343/edit In preview I see dollar ...