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My humble attempt. :) First of all, I'd like to say that I really admire your work in the main SO site. I learned a lot from your answers. It's an honour to have a SO fellow user here. Make yourself at home, I really hope you enjoy this community. Please, don't take my next lines personal. It's just some humble thoughts about the way I see this specific ...


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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 be so out of line, especially if the question is already active. While it's true that it could be thought of as too minor an edit, and could be rejected on ...


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To date (2013-05-07) you have submitted 574 Suggested Edits for approval, 512 of which were accepted while 62 were declined. Back in Feb 2011, the reputation system was updated to award a suggestor with +2 reputation in the case of an approved Suggested Edit. This should put your tally of reputation accumulated via this method at +1,024. Now, according to ...


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In this one case, yes, Barbara Beeton uses an exclusive no-caps style to distinguish her personal posts from anything official representing the American Mathematical Society. See this question for some more discussion. Respecting poster's style.


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This subject was, of course, already discussed thoroughly in the question linked by Alan Munn, to which you (Bill the Lizard) already responded. The other responses were well-considered meditations on policy implications by moderators current and former, and as such I don't think any better opinions can be obtained in response to this new question. ...


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Because.


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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 the edit": Here is an example of a rejected edit I made displaying a custom message*: The suggester of the edit can review their suggestions by clicking on the ...


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I think the issue is that the answer started with the proviso then moved on to the comparison, rather than the other way around. That made it look like the 'no development' part was the most important aspect. As you say, the question is about a feature comparison, for which the 'health warning' is clearly secondary. As such, I feel the edit was fine.


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This is kind of unfortunate to happen since the whole issue is about the affinity to TeX.SX and our slightly different medium for diversity. First, I too wrote an edit for barbara's previous answers and it was rolled back a long time ago. I also wondered about this weird rollback and asked it on the chat and it was explained to me quickly. The reason is ...


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I have reviewed that particular edit and rejected the first version about the remark regarding the SX. In the first case I didn't understand that the real intention was the ampersand addition so I rejected since it was going to look like it's Joseph's remark. The second time I was not that stupid and scrolled down in the code and saw the replacement. In ...


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Please note that writing all lowercase is indeed a dedicated style of writing rooted in bauhaus tradition. Some references: Bauhaus Typography Essay Wikipedia on Herbert Bayer Wikipedia on "Kleinschreibung" Dissertation about bauhaus typography There are several books, for instance on typography and design, published in all lowercase. "typographie" by ...


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This was introduced on September 5th, 2014. This is live across the entire Stack Exchange network. I've used it once. The motivation for providing this options stems from the ease with which certain insignificant edits are considered helpful when the moderation requires additional edits. That is, when someone makes an edit that the moderator (anyone with ...


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Exactly as T. Verron says, your edit was rejected because it was conflicting with another edit by the OP, which overpowers suggested edits. What is strange, IMHO, that the OP's edit is actually verbatim the same as your edit. Therefore another possibility is that the OP actually hit "Reject and Edit" in the review. However, his edit review is not in the ...


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This page in the help center covers everything you might want to know about edits, I think. To highlight some of the important bits: If you're a user with ≥ 2,000 reputation, any edit that you make to a question or answer takes effect immediately: once you've generated enough reputation, we trust you to edit anything in the system without it going ...


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From Meta.SO: User Community rejects an edit "when the post owner or someone with 2000+ rep makes an edit and the suggested edit is still being reviewed." In this particular case, user Adam's suggested edit was most certainly valid, since we encourage code formatting in posts. However, according to the post revision history, the following sequence of events ...


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No. Users may edit their own comments any number of times for five minutes after they are first posted. Edited comments are marked with a little pencil icon, and a mouseover tooltip over that icon will provide a count of how many times the comment was edited, like this: Moderators can edit any comment at any time. Moderator comment edits are logged and ...


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I've just tried to repro and couldn't. Given the age of the question and the number of refactorings we've gone through, my best guess is that we fixed this sometime in 2013. :-)


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What do people think to having a secondary edit feature that, say, only allows edits less then six characters and doesn't require review from high-rep user ? This way, the people that want to only correct typos in an edit can go around and do that, whilst not bothering the reviewers. Note that people wishing to make malicious edits (like adding curlies :D)(...


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Reviews can't be corrected once you've made a specific decision, unless you skipped it (skipped reviews can be revisited). Keep an eye on the review to see what the final outcome is by clicking on any of the review actions associated with the post within the Suggested Edits review queue's history tab (on the links within the marked column): If your select ...


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The Suggested Edits review queue contains edits that are suggested by members that have not reached 2,000 reputation. This limit is when the Edit questions and answers privilege kick in. Until that point, users could gain reputation (+2) from suggesting an edit that is eventually approved. This reputation gain (up to +1,000 reputation per user) could ...


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Turning my comment into an answer. I wouldn't edit the post just for that. Especially if the other post is mentioned by way of a friendly nod rather than for an in-depth analysis or for a comparison. But if you are already editing the post for other (substantial) reasons I can't see any harm in adding a link, provided you can be sure you are inserting a link ...


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I think the rejection stemmed from Code change (which is often suspect) while keeping the original code as a viable "alternative" in the comment. Also, some people use abbreviated code forms, like \frac12 instead of \frac{1}{2} or \newcommand\mymacro without bracing arguments; and The additional description of what's going on which may have already been ...


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My opinion is that the titles of the questions have to be edit if while or after are answered they don't seem to be easily findable from search engines or they don't describe the problem in a (somehow) efficient way. 1) They don't describe the problem: -If the title of the question describe an error message (that is not really the problem) that is possible ...


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