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This, I think, is the move to https links, where all the links which point to SE were silently edited in the background from http to https. For example, https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/29797/revisions, which points out to the date in question being April 13, 2017.

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There's currently no way to do that. Strictly speaking, all edits should be substantive. If you want to stay strictly above radar, try to add something useful along with your typo correction. Often it is not too difficult to find some point that you can clarify, a reference you can cite, or some way of extending or generalizing your answer in order to ...

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First, for the specific edit, I think the UK vs US spelling is not the main point. In the post the spelling was mixed it said (my emphasis): "[...] should we block the capacity to favorite a question [...]" yet then "[...] lots of questions which have more favourites than [...]". To the best of my knowledge it is generally discouraged to mix the spelling ...

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An experience I recently had might answer this. I was so misled by a question title that I went ahead and spent half an hour writing an answer to the wrong thing, which I then had to discard. So I edited the question title, to save anyone else being similarly misled. The first reviewer accepted the edit. The second reviewer rejected it. The third reviewer ...

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I am the guy who made this edit and I am very sorry for that~ I am not a native English speaker and I was using an online grammar checking plugin. The reason I edited the post is that "Grammarly" suggested the edit. I will try to avoid such situations. Best regards.

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First, I agree with the previous answer concerning this issue. From the number of up-votes it gets and the fact that those posts are still recent, you can assume that the answers reflect how the community see this issue. However, there's not much the community can do. There is very little moderation concerning edit review tasks. As long as those users ...

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My own answer: I think the person with the new material should either put it in a separate answer mentioning the first one, or suggest it to the writer of the first answer, maybe offering to do the work of editing it in but not simply edit into the answer. To my mind that's not really an edit. Also, the author and editor might be aiming for different ...

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Leave the question. In this case the question is interesting even after you correct the error. Sometimes I see a question that is answered in a comment by pointing out a simple error that makes the question trivial or uninteresting. In that case I recommend that the OP delete it, since the question is unlikely to be useful to anyone else and should not ...

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Take a look around and look at well-received questions. They look different. I will give a list of concrete suggestions, but first I would like to talk about the bigger picture. MSE is a place for clear answers to clear questions. If I google a mathematical fact I need, more often then not the answer comes in the form of MSE. Questions asking for the ...

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Moderators can edit comments. Thus, if one comes across a broken comment one can flag the comment "something else" and point out that there is broken formatting and request a fix. This is perfectly acceptable and we usually will try to do what we can to restore the comment. However, please, do not flood us with such request. Instead, focus on things you ...

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The answer by Arctic Char makes some good points, but let me add two things. Moderators can and do act on irregular or otherwise poor reviewing. Indeed, for this type of problem it is relatively easy for us to do something. It is possible to revoke review-privileges of users (without suspending them altogether). We do this at times, for various reasons. ...

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Editing answers to improve them is a generally good idea, but sometimes people don't like it when posts are edited away from the OP's intent. There is a wide gray area in the middle that's a bit hard to navigate. But should you find yourself uncertain, it is always find to post a better, complete answer. Further, one should think of comments as being ...

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You have put a in the middle of the question identifier (that number after /questions/ in the URL), which is why the link didn't work. The link itself only depends on that number, so you can even use https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3225642/this-can-be-anything-really-it-doesnt-matter, and it would work just fine.

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I think this gets ultimately to the purpose of the title in the first place: in my view, the title of a question is not in general supposed to constitute the entire question itself. Rather, its main function is to clearly advertise (in a good way) the question. That is, I don't think that it's reasonable to require that a question be answerable without ...

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You can also use standard image html, of the form <img src="image/source.png" width="image_width" height="image_height">, except with the quoted constants filled in appropriately. For example, I've included a manually resized version of your graph. <img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/jrHvg.png" width="450" height="300">

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Nice edit! I can see why you'd suggest that edit, and why you'd be confused that it was rejected. Let me share a little background that might make this a bit more comprehensible. This site appears to have a culture of rejecting major edits to other people's answers, presumably on the basis that you are putting words in someone else's mouth or deviating ...

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I would say that for a minor error (grammar, typo, inconsequential arithmetic error) that suggesting an edit is the recommended course. For an error that is substantial enough that you must rewrite a large part of the answer, I would either leave a comment or another answer, depending on the length of the section to be added. Neither of these actions would ...

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The primary two issues, from my perspective: You have multiple questions, not really related, in the same post. Namely, seeking a solution for that integral, and integrals of a similar type. That in itself would likely warrant a flag for "too broad," especially given that the latter's sole limitation of "have $2019$ somewhere in the answer and $2018$ in the ...

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The way you proceeded was good. The main goal is that the current version is best possible. You could leave a remark in the edit summary, something like "fixed typo introduced in preceding revision." This might help to avoid confusions down the road. As you point out yourself in a comment, if the original version has two different questions it's more ...

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I'd been advised about this before, and been told that an appropriate thing to do would be to ask a new question: your question, in your voice with your context (so it won't be closed). Then flag your question for moderation attention, requesting that the other question be merged with yours. This way any good answers to the old question won't be overlooked ...

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As you remarked, you cannot edit the post right now, and you cannot go back on the review either. But as a user with full editing privileges you can edit the post after the pending suggested edit is approve or rejected. Thus, you could keep an eye on the question, for example you could favorite it, and then check back on it. Usually suggested edits are ...

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A post that needs to be edited, needs to be edited. A green tick doesn't change that. If this makes it no longer the most useful answer, the asker can remove the tick or change it to the answer that does help them. But more likely, the edits only make the answer more useful, so the reason for the tick isn't affected. Consider the other side of this, too. ...

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"I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time." -- Pascal When I answer questions on math.stackexchange, I often put a lot of effort into making my answer short and concise. (At least I aim to be concise, whether or not I succeed.) So I don't think substantial new material should be edited into an answer by another user. On the other ...

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Generated by @MartinSleziak's answer highlighted below. Here is the relevant link: https://normalhuman.github.io/stackmarklets/ Simply click and drag the desired link to your bookmarks toolbar. It is a duplicate indeed. Although it feels a bit weird to click "Thanks, that solved my problem", because it really doesn't, the accepted answer is what ...

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Before you rollback, consider the fact that your edit may have taught the OP something no matter what. So even if the question is still going to be put on hold and/or deleted, I wouldn't recommend a rollback unless you think your edit actually made the question worse. Now what you can always do is vote to close the question (unless you voted to close it ...

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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? I feel like either of two courses could be taken: You could notify the questioner that this is not kosher, that they should rollback the edits so that the answers ...

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