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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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Abuse “Reject-and-Edit” to reject singlehandedly

Although it requires 2 contributors (rep $\geq2000$) to reject an edit, it only needs 1 by "rejecting and editing" actually. And later, I found this problem have been came up before. Today I found ...
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Clarification on edit rejection reasons

This is the first time I'm actually "complaining" about something, but I fail to see some logic in the reasons pointed. This is my suggested edit to a question. I've done some linking to sources (...
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What a good title should be?

In guidance How to ask a good question. it states: Make your title your question Use your title to convey as much information about your question as possible. Since the tags already convey the ...
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Adding information from comments to an incomplete answer

This is somewhat related to this meta post which received no clear answer. I recently tried to edit the accepted answer here by adding crucial information its writer wrote in the comments, but that ...
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Is there a way find edits that you've reviewed?

I've now just reached the point where I'm able to review suggested edits, and have reviewed a handful. I've also just rejected an edit for the first time. (The edit inserted extra information which ...
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Why we need more than one review to accept an edit?

As you all know, once a user reach 2000 reputation he is able to edit questions and answers. Users with less than 2000 reputation can also edit a post however their edit needs to be reviewed and ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

Suggested edit: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/1113380 Answer: Volume of a solid with base of circular disk, parallel crosssections perpendicular to base are squares. I found ...
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Inappropriate to clarify a questioner's title?

[edit: I posted this while possibly not in the best frame of mind for calm and thoughtful writing, and that probably comes through. But I seriously would appreciate feedback about how to treat this ...
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Unreasonable rejected edit suggestion?

I have asked a question today at math.SE. I got a nice answer in the comments by Marco. He changed his comment to an answer, and explained the general idea, but not the special case to answer my ...
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Why we can't see suggested edits rendered in latex before approving? [duplicate]

I've noticed that when viewing suggested edits there is an option to show rendered output but it doesn't actually show what the edit will look like after latex has been compiled. I realize there is ...
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Reviewing Suggested Edits

As part of the mod tools, there is a tool to review and approve suggested edits. The "review suggested edits" shows something like below which is not of much help to review and approve the edit. It ...
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Can someone with rep fix this?

I was able to make a useful change to this question, but then when I saw a need to correct a sign, I could not do it because it wasn't enough characters. Now I have a wholesale change back in the ...
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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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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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Minimum suggested edit length

I just edited a question which was missing a couple of {} in its LaTeX markup. The effect was to make it hard to work out what was going on for people (such as, I ...
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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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Why am I currently banned from making suggested edits? [duplicate]

I have only made two edits within the past 7 days, neither of which were rejected. My edit history shows no recent rejected suggestions. In fact, using this data query with my userID (50951) shows ...
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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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Preview of a proposed edit?

Is there a way, when reviewing a proposed edit, to preview it exactly as the edited text would appear on the site? I maybe wrong but I think that at Tex/LaTeX Stackexchange you have the option to see ...
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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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Users making edits by putting displaystyle or other inappropriate scaling in the title

I have noticed there are a few users who consistently use inappropriate scaling in their post titles and edits they make, and not all of these users are new. I have edited those posts previously, and ...
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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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User adding irrelevant tags

There have been a couple days now when at around the same time, a certain user has been going through old posts marked with the 'probability' tag and editing them to add irrelevant tags, most commonly ...
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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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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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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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Unable to edit a certain question

Rolling Dice Probability Question Why is the edit button greyed out for me?
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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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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 ...