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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 ...
Alan Munn's user avatar
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Is it allowed to mass edit answers for grammar mistakes?

Please don't bulk edit old posts (*). One of the central concepts of the stackexchange site is that edited posts are bumped to the top of the active question page. This normally allows users to easily ...
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Why are edits correcting an answer to reflect the current state of affairs rejected?

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 ...
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Edit the comment(s) of an OP

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 ...
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Unknown users within the Suggested Edits review queue

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 ...
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Link when referencing another answer

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. ...
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Edit approved by mistake, what to do next?

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 ...
Werner's user avatar
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Does adding an explanation in an edit make it "deviate from the intent"?

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 \...
Werner's user avatar
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Is it allowed to mass edit answers for grammar mistakes?

Actually the following does not focus on whether it is allowed, but on whether it needs to be done. In order to do a proper edit, one needs to get the gist of the posting. If one can get the gist of ...
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Edit in title of questions

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)...
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