We’re rewarding the question askers & reputations are being recalculated! Read more.

Questions tagged [editing]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
1answer
201 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
125 views

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 ...
0
votes
6answers
429 views

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 ...
10
votes
3answers
287 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
113 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
95 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
86 views

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 ...