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Unclear question is clarified in comment, later comment is deleted and contradictory clarification added to question

Before editing the question, I would probably edit the answer, and explain why it answers a slightly different question than the one which was asked (refering to the deleted comment and the edit). It ...
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5 votes

Unclear question is clarified in comment, later comment is deleted and contradictory clarification added to question

This is a tough one. One option would be to edit the question after getting the clarification in a comment. You can even use the edit description to note that the clarification edits were derived from ...
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5 votes

How long should I expect to wait for a simple edit to be approved?

My experience with this community here is that sometimes you have to give them around a week or two to react. There are only a handful of members who actively participate in improving things like ...
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3 votes
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7 years old closed as off-topic question (4 years ago) being edited

I don't know for sure about the specific question you're asking about, but a quite likely reason you'll see more of this type of activity occurring (i.e., old posts being edited) now is as explained ...
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Should there be a pencil in edited comments?

The pencil shows that the comment has been edited, not that it is editable. If you can edit a comment there will be an "edit" link visible at the end after the time stamp.
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2 votes
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Excessive editing of a post

Editing and collaboration are fundamental parts of Stack Exchange. Except for rare cases of content disputes (a large number of edits and rollbacks or Meta discussion on a particular post's quality) ...
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2 votes

Arguing with answers VS expressing ideas

Hmm, It was a bit... inconsiderate of whatshisname to simply delete your added text. I sympathise. However, let say he made the same edit, but waited a year and instead of "this isn't a site for ...
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Should I approve edits on off-topic questions or answers to poor or off-topic questions?

No. Especially if it's an older question that has fallen off the homepage - all you'll be doing is bumping up a question that doesn't belong or is already closed. If the edit doesn't fix the actual ...
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2 votes
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Rejected edit accidentally - Can we revoke the rejection we made?

I looked at it. Rejection seems appropriate in this case - the edits are extremely minor and do not significantly improve the post. One of the edits even added "emphasized text", which is the helper ...
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