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What to do about a post when the OP insists on putting a thanks at the end?

The StackExchange model is based round the idea that the sites are not forums, but that questions and answers should have some element of generality. As such, 'good' questions should be focussed on ...
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What to do about a post when the OP insists on putting a thanks at the end?

You're dealing with people here, and some people are just different. They may not like other's removing their signatures, their "Thank You's", correcting their CaPiTaLiZaTioNS, ... Having been here ...
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edit criteria regarding "national linguistic" practices

Well we've had this discussion on other grounds too, as you well know, but I think that since the language of the site is English, editing other-language typographical practices doesn't seem to me to ...
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Community effort in fixing the double backslashes issue

A list of (probably) all posts that show this problem is returned by the following query https://data.stackexchange.com/tex/query/695628/posts-probably-affected-by Which returns 11554 postings, this ...
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Community effort in fixing the double backslashes issue

On behalf of the team, thank you very much to everyone who participated in fixing the backslash problem. It really was excellent, amazing work. Editing is always underappreciated, and this must have ...
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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

The first thing to bear in mind here is that while there are places where there are StackExchange rules/polices, on editorial matters 'guidelines' is a much more accurate term. (Rules are clearly ...
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Editing own questions to move up on frontpage

There is no formal way of preventing this behaviour as editing a post is assumed to improve it, and the subsequent bump is a by-product. Since the site is community driven, improper use of this ...
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Is it ok to change an OP's question to fit an answer?

In the situation you described I should say "absolutely not". In my opinion, the correct way to act, to not waste the answer, is that the answerer should ask a new question where to put his/her ...
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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

I see my name there with this; SE policies and even internal consensuses seem to not be clearly communicated to users here on TeX.SE (two technically incorrect comments both received upvotes) (...
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Edit length limits

This is the limit on edits: Users with 2K+ reputation: These users have the edit privilege, implying they can make edits without it requiring approval by peers; Users with < 2K reputation: These ...
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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

As commented in the posting that you quote initially, any assessment of whether consensus has been reached has to take account of the possibility of low participation. That clearly applies in the case ...
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Suggested edits: Giving feedback to editor

This is already partly provided when rejecting a suggested edit: You are provided with a number of canned responses, including a custom message where you can "clearly explain why you are rejecting ...
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Good practice for edit summary?

I used to be concerned with writing an edit summary, but have since only used it sparingly. The only time I write something is when I think the edit itself won't explain what was done. Why? Every ...
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Is there a possibility to edit your own answers some time later, without the question being pushed somewhere to the top of the "Active Questions"?

No, by design all* edits move material to the top of the active page. This is to avoid e.g. self-destruction of posts, 'minor' edits which make significant changes, etc. * The Powers can of course ...
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Respecting poster's style

Given that this seems to come up every now and again, generally brought up by users from Stack Overflow who wish to enforce the Right Way™ of doing things at TeX.SX,1 I thought it might make sense to ...
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Can I edit a post without bumping it to the front page?

This is an idea that comes up fairly frequently, on all different sites, with the best of intentions. In addition to the link Paul gave, there's Is it possible for me to edit my answer without bumping ...
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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

Some very good points have already been made, but I would like to add one thing. As noted in other answers, not a lot of the site membership visits Meta very often. So I propose to look at the ...
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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

This is more of an extended comment than an answer, but I think it is quite important to clear something up, here. We are not talking about consensus. The Stack Exchange network is not set up to ...
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What is a trivial edit

Fundamentally edits should improve a post. However, minor typos - things that don't change the context of the post - should really be avoided. I think the biggest reason behind this stems from the ...
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Editing own questions to move up on frontpage

According to the help topic What should I do if no one answers my question? users are encouraged to "edit your question to provide status and progress updates. Document your own continued efforts to ...
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Editing own questions to move up on frontpage

Since this is the way StackExchange works, I assume it is absolutely OK. If not, I am sure this feature will be removed. Regularly, I reread my own questions and answers. If I see errors, or a ...
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A clock into StackExchange to access time counting

Stack Exchange keeps track of the days you were active on the site, but not the separate hours. So you won't be able to see how long you have been active, but you will be able to see the days on which ...
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Strunk & White badge

It's difficult to tell which, but you may be short on any one of the restrictions in terms of the badge requirements. Here are the edit-related moderation badge descriptions: Editor bronze; awarded ...
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Why `Community` user automagically edits an answer?

It looks like a suggested edit by I think a non-registered user. Community gets assigned quite a few of these sort of things: perfectly normal.
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What is the policy on adding keyboard markup?

First of all, the help page on editing mentions no guidelines in terms of such edits. Furthermore, policy is too authoritative here, and technically it would not be enforceable. One could suggest some ...
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When is (and isn't) it acceptable to edit?

Proposal for Acceptable: Updating code in old answers following software updates (e.g., a new package version) Provided that the original code is preserved, to facilitate users with older versions ...
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Is it possible to have remarks removed/replaced automatically after a period of time?

By 'remarks' you might mean either part of the text of an answer or a comment on an answer. In either case the answer is 'no, there is no automation' but the reasoning is I suppose slightly different. ...
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How to tidy up/improve my question after I got the solution

Others go through the same process as you and therefore may use the same search path or approaches you did. So, if the attempts/code you present may provide value to the community or future visitors, ...
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A clock into StackExchange to access time counting

Expanding just a little on @Werner 's answer: Perhaps, it would be possible to extract content from the SEDE in terms of your activity. That would require a little database programming. Perhaps ...

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