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Why was my valid edit rejected?

I want to draw attention to other mods regarding rejection of the edit here, https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/202550 This post seems directly related to object ...
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Arguing with answers VS expressing ideas

I'm talking about this edit of Why not use SQL instead of GraphQL?, a quite controversial question by me. Basically, I got a lot of enlightening comments and answers from this community, but I'm ...
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Should I approve edits on off-topic questions or answers to poor or off-topic questions?

Should edits to off-topic or low quality questions (such as this) be approved if they do nothing to improve the topicality or quality of the question itself?
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Rejected edit accidentally - Can we revoke the rejection we made?

I was reviewing the edits suggested by @InnovaITveSolutions to this question how-to-prevent-dependency-injection-from-killing-object-oriented-programming and accidentally voted to reject it. (...
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Should there be a pencil in edited comments?

There is a pencil after edited comments. It made me even to ask a non-sense question, as I thought it would permit me to edit the comment. I only noticed it was a way to indicate the comment had been ...
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Excessive editing of a post

This revision was approved: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/revisions/201726/6 How do I protest a revision? I am still indicated as the author of the question, but it has been ...
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When someone asks a “code improvement” question, should we edit it to an “algorithm improvement” question instead of closing as off-topic?

Prompted by the recent-ish question How to scramble a word, keeping first and last characters the same? (JS), and today's MSE post about it: Question closed as off-topic after following suggestion in ...
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How is this unclear?

Cmon, now. Apparently using a hyperbolic writing style is grounds for marking things as "unclear". The question very clearly describes a scenario in which the UTF-8 standard would have to be greatly ...
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What to do about edits that change a question from a question to a statement?

I asked this question earlier, in which I described a problem I didn't have the answer to and finished off by asking whether there was an industry standard solution for this problem. In essence the ...
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Proper etiquette when editing a post to fix code formatting?

The code posted in this question looks (to me, at least) very poorly formatted, with the opening and closing curly braces on different indentation levels. Would it be appropriate to edit the code ...
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Should you edit questions to remove apologies?

I've come across some questions that say things like 'I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this...' While the apologies are.. appreciated, I guess, should they really be included in a question?...
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How to dissuade “iterative” questions?

So this question recently came up, and I'm not sure quite how to deal with the problems it caused. There are (at time of writing) 39 edits. Now some of them are grammatical, and some are clarifying, ...
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Etiquette for improving the quality of your own answer?

Let's say that you have a highly ranked accepted answer. You notice that, while your answer is still valid, you could further improve the answer with an addendum. Is it better to add the addenda by ...
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How to fix spelling mistakes and typos when edits must have minimum length?

I came across an answer which misspelled a keyword a couple of times. I wanted to fix it as the answer wasn't bad but the typo made it seem not worth reading. Unfortunately I was stymied by the ...
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What happened when a question I edited was deleted?

On more than one occasion, I edited a question I felt had potential, improving its worst flaws (e.g. lack of clarity). My edit was approved by others and I got two reputation points for the edit. I ...
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I don't want to get in an edit war - people haven't read the previous reason - what to do?

This answer has a voluntary typo by the author, yet people keep correcting it. I've explained in the edit reason why it should be kept, and it's already been rolled back. I'm not sure what I should ...
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What is needed to really fix a question (an Atwood transform)

You've found a poor question that you really think has some merit to it. What things are needed to successfully do this transformation of making a poor question into a good one? The Atwood transform ...
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Should you edit questions which have a moral value statement in it?

This question ticked me off a bit: Software monetization that is not evil It's basically a question about how to monetize software without using toolbars. And while I know a large population hates ...
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What recourse is there for a post that is locked for reasons that one does not understand or agree with?

This post: < Best practices for refactoring parameter file structure in multiple environments > was locked. I believe I set out a very dispassionate and objective counter-argument to the points ...
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How to notify a moderator that an off-topic question was edited?

Is there as way to notify a moderator after you edit an off-topic question to make it on-topic? I edited this question's title to make it on-topic, but I'm not sure if I need to do something more for ...
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How to Stop Bad Edits From a User

Often times I will notice the same user repeatedly submitting, at least what I consider to be, bad edits such as radically changing the question or just performing some minor edit like fixing a typo ...
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Edit form duplicates when editing a reviewed post

Recently I reviewed some first posts. One post's formatting was pretty bad, so I choose "Edit", to improve it. On Stackoverflow I do not have to add a summary, because I've got enought reputation. ...
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Why question becomes commmunity wiki after >10 updates?

I often update and save my question to see how it renders, instead of checking it in instant preview. I prefer that way. Also, I often spot single problems in my post and want to correct them ...
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Undo unintended edit (not yet peer reviewed)

I intended to edit my own answer to a question to append some extra info I forgot to mention but accidentally edited someone else's. The warning that my edit would require a peer review should have ...
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Is it possible to request an appeal to a rejected edit?

I suggest this edit yesterday: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/suggested-edits/5895 I think that it is a very substantial edit. In first reading the title, there is a substantial ...
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what information is presented with a flag?

I edited a post to help make it on-topic after I had flagged it as being off-topic. guilty-conscience I tried to re-flag the Q to indicate that I had made some edits, but the re-flag failed since I ...
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Complete Rewrite/Edit for a Question

I saw this question and thought it was going somewhere. It was closed, and with good reason I believe, but I still think that there is a nugget of a usable question in there somewhere. Would I be ...
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If you hate the question so much, why bring it back?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/150266/is-c-too-hard You keep editing it to bring back the question, yet insisted it be closed. You won't let me delete it. Ridiculous.
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Why are book related questions being edited with the text 'Is there a canonical book…' etc

I've noticed that some people (Matthieu), even mods such (Mark Trapp) keep adding the text 'Is there a canonical book on..' on many book related questions. Sometimes fundamentally changing the ...
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Heavily editing a question to avoid closing or not?

Considering this question : What is the best ORM for .NET? In my opinion it is off topic as it is a shopping tool question. On the other hand the best answer answers what should have been the ...
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When can I reject a suggested edit for being minor?

I see very often some minor edits awaiting validation, including edits that: Spell check of one or two words, Remove of one or two typos, Add a link to a term, Add a single tag. I always reject them ...
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Who should fix grammar and spelling in a post?

When I come across a post with poor grammar and/or spelling errors (maybe because the author is not a native speaker), I usually suggest an edit to fix them (since I lack edit privileges myself). I ...
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Should I continue editing question titles to be a natural language question?

I began listening to the StackExchange podcast a few months ago, and in one (of several in which they discuss the topic) Jeff and Joel were talking about quality posts, curating content, etc. At one ...
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why are old questions edited?

I'm sure this question must have been asked before, but I can't find it using the search function. Why are old questions that haven't had any recent new answers edited, which then causes the question ...
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When is “collaboratively edited”, hijacking someone's question?

I'm upset that my question caused such negative responses. For my part I am sorry to have contributed to the Bait, Bully and Gang activity that I feel the post was creating. I was on the defensive for ...
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Can OP rollback the post if OP strongly feel rightly to do so?

Can OP rollback the post if OP strongly feel rightly to do so? Is there a punishment for OP if he/she rollback his/her post?
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I'm not sure if this is a global thing or a site-specific thing, but “too many recent edits” is useless

I'm editing a post, I spend a few minutes making changes, and I go to save it. I get an error message that simply says that I've made "too many recent edits". I don't even know what that means, aside ...
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May I completely rewrite the question which has chances to be closed?

A question was recently posted on Programmers.SE about Why IDEs don't support Unicode characters in code?. The author wrongly asserts that "no IDE supports" unicode, and the question is written in a ...
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Is it ok to edit questions only to bump them to the top of the list?

I just stumbled over this edit: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/posts/98434/revisions While I'm confident the edit was done with good intents, it feels a bit like an abuse of the site'...
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Lists in questions, subjectiveness, and (in)appropriate editing

A user deleted content in my question that took me almost 30 minutes to type up... so if I sound mad it is because I am (it feels like my time was unfairly stolen from me). Could I get some help with ...
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Are edits being misattributed to Community?

See https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/posts/51156/revisions for example. I don't think the automated Community user that bumps old posts edited in some more speculation about the date of ...
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Please change the edit rules and correct the message for those lacking edit privileges

OK, so I edited a question in Programmers. The poster had misspelled a word, and I corrected it. I do this all the time in Stack Exchange. And... My correction was fewer than six character (because ...
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Rewording other people's questions

Some questions seem destined for closure but have, at their core, something decent trying to get out. Obviously it's fine to edit someone else's question to correct grammar, spelling or whatever, but ...
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I can edit other users' contribution with 251 reputation. Is this a defect?

I can edit another user's question/answer, but I only have 251 reputation. Is this a defect or are privledge reputation boundaries different for SE?
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Defining Activity for Close Questions

A lot of closed questions keep popping up on the front page because someone has added a comment to an answer. While technically this is activity, could the definition be tightened up for closed ...
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What sort of edits are appropriate?

The Reputation Privileges state that editing should be: to fix grammatical or spelling mistakes to clarify the meaning of a post without changing it correct minor mistakes or add addendums / updates ...