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I just went to StackOverflow where I have never edited a post before, and tried to edit a post. On the right was this notice, which looks like your description- However it did not cover my "Save Edits" button. I noticed that if I change the zoom setting on the webpage, the box moves. Maybe you can do this to move the box out of the way. Another ...


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As @Brahadeesh notes, the question already had a pending suggested edit, which can be seen from the question's timeline: You would have been able to see the pending edit if you switch to the responsive mode with the 'full site' link at the bottom of the page.


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I guess I need to chime in because I have resorted to this tactic myself on occasion. My battle cry has been Whoever wants to preserve a question of doubtful quality should take charge and edit it into shape. So I plead guilty to the charge of promoting this practice as one of the alternative ways of salvaging a broken question. Observation: It makes for ...


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The action of closing is meant to be a signal of improvement of a post. Unfortunately, there are users who take it as a sort of "punishment" and make great efforts of rolling back any improvement that is not directly from the OP because the improvement makes the post exempt from being closed and deleted. As long as the essence of the question in ...


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(What follows is my personal opinion. The mod team has not discussed this internally at length.) You say that "[you]'d like to explicate our community norms/policies about what sort of edits to add context are appropriate". So I'll attempt to give my POV regarding that. Edits to add context, in the general sense of context, can be very frequently ...


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If it needs to be fixed, fix it. You are much better to do this as soon as possible (before people get confused by the ambiguity). If it's "close enough" that people who actually read the question will know what you mean, and it's not clickbaity, you could reasonably leave it as it is, too. It's probably better to err for clarity and efficiency, so ...


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