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Questions tagged [suggested-edits]

Users without full edit privileges can suggest edits to posts and tag wikis

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Why can't you improve tag-wiki edits?

When reviewing post edits you have the option to Improve Edit as well as Reject and Edit. These options are no longer available when a tag-wiki edit shows up in the queue (there have been quite a few ...
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Possibility to `unfold 4 identical lines skipped` in reviewing edits

I was recently reviewing a suggested edit where the only modification was one symbol ($\in$ to become $\subset$) in the first line of the post. Most of the question was hidden and replaced by the text ...
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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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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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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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Grammatical error added in edit

This question originally said "The question is to find all the possible limits of (1/n,0)." This was edited to "It is to find all the possible limits of (1/n,0)." While the edit also included other ...
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Why were my tag edits rejected with “This edit did not correct critical issues with the post”?

After putting a bounty on an old question, I attempted to edit the tags of the question to remove the linear-algebra tag and add the tags abstract-algebra, galois-theory, and quartic-equations. This ...
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Should there be a different character limits on edits for Mathematics Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I came across this question in Mathematics Stack Exchange where the OP neglected to specify the type of norms he wants people to help finding. The specification can be made clear by simply adding <...
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Can we have preview in the edit review queue? [duplicate]

Sometimes I see that there is an edit waiting to be reviewed, and I would like to help out, but I'm not really confident in my MathJax (with good reason) and the few times I've tried to review an edit,...
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Approving a reject

Using the word "approve" in the review section is rather ambiguous. Person A edited my post. Then, person B rejected the edit. Now is my turn to accept or reject. I have only one choice of clicking ...
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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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Many of my recent edits have been rejected. Any particular reason or just a coincidence?

I am a regular user of physics.SE, and I usually come here because of the HNQ list. Mostly, because I see a question whose title is completely meaningless and says nothing about the actual question. I ...
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Rejected edit because of having to meet a minimum number of edit characters

Recently had an edit rejected... https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/923003 There was a typo in the original "2-cycles" should have been "3-cycles" which is a fairly big mistake ...
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MathJax rendering error in Review | Suggested Edits? [duplicate]

Sometimes I edit a question to format the MathJax correctly. I submit the edit, and everything looks good. I get the notification "Thanks for your edit! This edit will be visible only to you until it ...
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Why does this suggested edit deviate from the original intent? [closed]

This edit has been rejected due to the reason: This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should strive to preserve the goals of the post's ...
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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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Refused edit trying to format in mathjax the content of an image posted by the op through a link

Why has this proposed edit been refused for the question Find the polar set P◦?
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What to do with a suggested edit that seems to come from the original author but on a different account?

Edit in question Normally, I would reject this for being "against intent" but it seems like the same person because it is unlikely that someone else would have found the answer within 4 minutes, ...
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The “Improve” button is confounded with the “Approve” button.

On this question I clicked on "Improve edit". Instead of being able to edit the page, I was instantly redirected to the question page with the proposed edit done, as if I had clicked on "Approve". ...
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Editing non-SE links with HTTPS?

I know that the Community User has recently edited a lot (all?) the links to other questions in the SE network to have the HTTPS url. But today I've seen several suggested edits by a certain user ...
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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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Make sense of reason for rejected edit.

A few days ago, I attempted to edit this post in order to make the formula more readable. The edit was rejected because by two users for the following reasons: This edit does not make the post even a ...
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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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When rejecting edit, why no choice for “This has already been done by another user”?

I don't often go through the review queue. But today I found a reasonably good edit there. Unfortunately, there had been another, better edit by another user with 2,000 rep privileges in the meantime. ...
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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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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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Does a poor edit summary reduce chances of acceptance?

First of all, happy new year to all. Wish for a great year ahead of us! Suppose, a particular edit is acceptable enough, but it has a poor/incorrect/irrelevant edit summary. Will the edit be accepted ...
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A complaint against faulty review of edits

I've made a couple of edits either for enhancing readability or improving the formatting. They, however, have been rejected. As an example... https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/...
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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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What does “removed” suggest in my reputation history? [duplicate]

I recently lost 2 reputation points from my math.stackexchange account with the word "removed" written next to it. Also next to removed was "break map components down to direct sums" which I assume ...
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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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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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What is the reason for this change of reputation? Reputation tab says “-2” and “removed”.

About an hour ago, my reputation was decreased by 2. I was curious, because I usually do not receive down-votes. However, when I got on my profile page, I was really confused. What does this "removed" ...
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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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My suggested edit fixed a sign error, yet it was rejected twice.

These two edits fixed an error that the author had in his answer, yet in both cases they were rejected by two of the three reviewers. I understand that it is not always appropriate to edit an old ...
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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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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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Why I can't edit posts on meta?

Why I can't edit posts on meta? I first thought that because I am a $<2000$ user then my edits will shown in suggested edit reviews and I thought there is no where to review suggested edit in meta....
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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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How to fix botched title edit?

I edited the title of this question to remove the \displaystyle in the title, but, in the process, I deleted a brace. As a result, it won't compile; but the edit ...
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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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Edit overridden by high-rep user

I just recently suggested an edit to a particular question, which was pending review, and then noticed a little later that the question had been updated following an edit. This was not my edit, but ...
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Best approach for fixing a mistake when your edits are rejected?

I recently noticed that this answer is incorrect, as the value for $\theta$ is off by a factor of $360^\circ$. After pointing out the error to the OP in the comments, he said he would take another ...
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Notifications of Suggested Edits: The Orange Like Number Next to Review Button

When I am done with my 20 review of suggested edits in a day, I still get notifications for that. Don't you think that it can be considered as a bug? I think that it is better, when someone has ...
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Question is on bounty, yet receives little attention [closed]

My main concern that question I posted over at MSE (view here) is just too trivial, so no one is bothered to even answer. Perhaps it is also my fault for not being clear enough, even though I tried ...