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Editing is a core, fundamental Stack Exchange value; we allow editing by registered and unregistered users (if peer reviewed).

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Should I make minor edit in the code in the question to make it compilable? [duplicate]

Consider this question: Parallel arrows along a curve with tikz. The OP's code is clearly not compilable. The preamble of the code is not shown. However, we can add a single line \documentclass[...
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Is it ok to change an OP's question to fit an answer?

An interesting issue has arisen with the question How to use Georgia as a font in LaTeX? In the OP's original question, (s)he demonstrates with a code snippet how (s)he is able to use the Georgia font ...
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Community effort in fixing the double backslashes issue

First things first, the background for this meta thread is the following issue reported by Enrico Gregorio (egreg) at the beginning of the year (January 11, 2017): Double backslashes disappear from ...
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A clock into StackExchange to access time counting

Dear users I sent the following request to the Stack Overflow team who suggested I submit it to the website contact http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com. I sent on 12/30/16 but still have not had any ...
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Is it possible to have remarks removed/replaced automatically after a period of time?

When writing answers to questions, I sometimes would like to add remarks that get removed or replaced by other remarks automatically after a day or two. For example with one answer I wished to point ...
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edit criteria regarding “national linguistic” practices

the question Glossaries with more hierarchical categories has a pending edit that only removes spaces before colons and an exclamation mark. i hesitate to reject it, since it appears to have been ...
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What is a trivial edit

When you try to edit a question, there is a request to not make trivial edits. I wonder what counts as trivial? Adding better tags? Expanding an abbreviation in the question title? Enabling syntax ...
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Editing own questions to move up on frontpage

When a user edits her/his own question frequently, it's ensured that it stays high up on the front-page. This is an easy way of continously bumping one's own question up. Is this desired? (How) Can ...
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How to tidy up/improve my question after I got the solution

I recently asked a question that was - long story short - answered by: There is an app' package for that! This package indeed fully addresses my needs, but I was not aware of it (even after web ...
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How can I edit a post?

Is it an intended feature of the new interface that nobody can edit a post if an edit of that post is stuck in the review queue awaiting enough votes for approval or rejection? Whether feature or bug,...
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What to do when questions are being poorly edited?

What is the recommended strategy if posts are being poorly edited? Especially if a single editor is editing many posts and many of the edits are problematic? This isn't vandalism. Most edits improve ...
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Can I edit a post without bumping it to the front page?

I often come across questions that are old and worked for the OP, but could be made better (formatting, spelling, etc.). These reasons don't really warrant it going back up to the front page -- is ...
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Minor edit limitation [duplicate]

When you wanna edit some post you can have this kind of warning message: Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post? You can't submit your edit (at ...
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‘double backslash + newline’ collapses to ‘single backslash’ when I hit ‘edit’

When I try to edit Thorsten Donig's answer to 'large braces for specifying values of variables by condition', the following happens: Instead of: 0, & \text{if}\ a=1 \\ 1, & \text{...
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Why `Community` user automagically edits an answer?

Today, the pseudo Community user automagically edited this answer (it replaced the pgfmanual word by pgfmanual!) Why?
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Editing the edit summary

It happens to me quite often that I do an edit, only to realize, when I click the Save Edits button, that I should comment on the edit in the Edit Summary. However, this seems impossible (if I go ...
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Edit length limits

Why is there a length limit on edits? One con to the limit is that it's not possible to correct some simple typos e.g. 'ture' for 'true'. Are there pros that outweigh this?
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Strunk & White badge

The silver badge "Strunk & White" -- Edited 80 posts is referred to Questions or Questions/Answer? I've edited more than 80 posts (https://tex.stackexchange.com/users/56567/cornelius?tab=activity&...
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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

Let's get the facts straight Per SE policy, as outlined here the following applies On our main sites "the best answer" is somewhat fluidly defined as the superposition of the highest voted answer ...
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What is the policy on adding keyboard markup?

Is it considered good practice to add keyboard markup to posts and, if so, is it acceptable to edit posts when part of the reason or the sole reason for editing is to add such markup? An example of ...
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Should we edit popular questions to be 'model' questions new users can pattern after?

There are several top-visited posts that aren't great models for new questions: No room for a new \dimen How do I fill table cells with a background color? Remove ugly borders around clickable cross-...
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What to do about a post when the OP insists on putting a thanks at the end?

Post under discussion is this one. I edited this post by removing the greetings and thanks. I had put a comment as well to point out the norm at this site. The OP insisted on putting the thanks (...
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Suggested edits: Giving feedback to editor

Reviewing suggested edits, I sometimes come across 'weird' edits, minor changes or real bad editings which change answers (regardless whether they are useful or not). Apart from Approving Editing ...
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Editing a Question by the author

A person asks a question and comments or answers are given for that answer by different people.But if the answers or comments are not satisfactory is it advisable to comment to each one what actually ...
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Should I change a question title once I know the answer?

Look at Why are empty and non empty TikZ matrix cells not equally placed?. When I wrote it I didn't know the answer so its title was too general. Now, and because I think it's not so easy to find ...
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Updating an old answer when my knowledge improves, or a package is updated

One of the things I like the most about our community is that we learn from each other. I love reading and learning from everyone's answers- I have seen things done with LaTeX that I would never have ...
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Should we use a capital letter when editing for packages name?

When editing a post it is rather common to find something like: "hyperref creates a problem" as title of the question or (concrete example from the list of newest questions) "latexdiff and lstlisting"....
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Previous editing and etiquette discussions

We have a recurring theme of Official capitalization of (La)TeX and friends, removing Thanks, code blocking code snippets, retagging, grammar fixing etc. discussion here on Meta-TeX-SX. The reason ...
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Prompting the user to change “latex” to LaTeX

While the issue of using "latex" instead of "LaTeX" is a small issue (not many authors have to be reminded of the fact), it would be nice to prompt the user and say something along the lines of, "Hey! ...
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Policy: Including external images from copyrighted (sometimes unknown to us) documents

To make it for record/reference, It's somewhat related to unlicensed fonts In the following Q the OP linked a pdf document(All rights reserved by Author, but freely available via university handle) ...
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When is it Kosher to edit one’s own question?

While fiddling around an issue I’ve just met, I’ve discovered a likely related issue which needed another MWE and description. I wanted to edit my question, but that would mean nearly doubling its ...
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What do you do when the OP rolls back an edit that improved its grammar?

If you edit a post by improving grammar, punctuation, and sentence flow, what do you do if the OP rolls it back to the poorly structure version? Here is the case in point: I'm using acronym ...
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Removing “thanks” from questions

Why when I make an edit to a question just to "remove thanks" it is always rejected and when it is done by some other users it is accepted? Are there "favourite users" here or, most probably, between ...
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How to “push” my question?

:) I posted a question on the main TeX-StackExchange-page a couple of weeks ago. I did not receive an answer, unfortunately, but the problem remains. Of course, my post disappeared somewhere into ...
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Why can't I edit and retag a certain question?

I cannot edit and retag this question because their hyperlinks are disabled. Other questions have no problem. What makes the question above special? The hyperlinks are alternately disabled and ...
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I asked for the wrong thing and so made the answers to my question uncomplete. How should I correct this?

In this question I got two great answers on how to do what I asked for (putting the page number in the footer at the first page of each signature in a book). But --- as some of you probably understand ...
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Re-tagging when editing question!

This is just a small request to all who do the great job of editing posts (especially questions) and improving the quality of the site this way: Please, always check whether the question is properly ...
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Let’s polish the Editors/IDEs question

Our question LaTeX Editors/IDEs is very popular, with close to 35k views as of Feb ’13. However, the answers vary a lot in terms of quality and the kinds of information they provide, which makes ...
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Modifying code formatting when editing

The motivation for this question is this post: https://tex.stackexchange.com/posts/94206/revisions In one of recent edits, the editor decided to change the code formatting in a piece of lisp code. ...
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Modifying “Possible duplicate:” links

In this question I found out that there's a better duplicate than the one mentioned in "Possible duplicate:" automatically added text. I decided to edit the question and add the other link. Now I'm ...
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Editing Minimal Working Examples (MWEs)

I've stumbled a few times across poorly written MWEs as part of questions, and realized recently that my take on what to do (edit it) isn't shared by everyone here (leave the question untouched and ...
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Formatting in quoted material

An answer I posted ages ago was recently edited, and so I took a quick peek to see what had changed. The alteration was to capitalisation of 'MiKTeX', etc., which would normally be fine. However, the ...
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Dealing with anonymous edits

Friends, I stumbled upon an anonymous edit suggestion yesterday in the review system which was actually good, but I went for not sure. I decided to not accept it because there was no user info, ...
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What is a rollback?

What is the rollback feature on the TeX forum?
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"Edits must be at least 6 characters″ – Why?

I wanted to add a missing ampersand in some code in an answer and I couldn't. I added >6 dummy characters which worked, wanted to delete them but couldn't, because the unreviewed edits are combined ...
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Is it okay to edit other answers to a question I have also answered? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is it (and isn't) acceptable to edit? Say for instance, I have upvoted an answer but wrote another answer for more reference. But OP commented on the answer I upvoted ...
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Writing a list of issues to a given answer (with lists and embedded pictures)

I wanted to write some hints and issues regarding Altermundus' answer in this answer. It would be quite longish and I'd like to include pictures and a list, so I have no idea what to do aboout it: It'...
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Why were my edits rejected?

I improved two posts today to fix several capitalization errors and both were rejected with the following message: I'd prefer to keep barbara's style The suggested edits: is there a "size-...
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User script for CTAN Package and TeXDoc.net buttons

I often like to link to the corresponding CTAN page if I mention packages in my posts. I always wished there would be a button which does this for me. I now hacked some Greasemonkey user script ...
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“Official” capitalizations of words from the TeX world

This is a detail, but in some instances I don't know right away how words from the world of TeX & friends are properly capitalized. While it's not necessary or "acceptable" to edit a post only to ...