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My edit was refused but why?

I edited https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/109808/1924 with the following: Changed the lyrics to the correct Unicode characters. It's written in ASCII while the original is not. Changed the ...
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Is it acceptable for the community to use an answer as Community wiki when it is not marked as such?

Specifically I am talking about this question, the answer to which is getting a lot of suggested edits from new users along with some from veteran users. The question's nature is kind of too-broad (...
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Should this title edit be rolled back?

New user Eyeball asked a question with the not entirely coherent title "I am looking for a book of short stories by Isaac Asimov written by other authors" which prompted these comments (among others): ...
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Is there a reason that stack.imgur.com image resizing parameters don't work on certain images?

In an answer I just posted, it seems that stack.imgur.com is not resizing the images when the letters t or m are added to the filename. As an example, here's bUxeut.jpg and bUxeum.jpg: You may ...
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Is it acceptable to use an NSFW word in a question?

I can't find a FAQ or anything that spells out a policy on the use of four letter words. Is profanity in direct quotes from source material permitted? from 6 years ago seems to imply direct quotes are ...
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Is it OK to edit an answer just to rescind one's own old vote?

Since the dawn of time the posts came, down through the centuries. Err wrong canon. Long time ago, on a site on a server far far away, we had somewhat lower quality standards. (that applies to my own ...
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I disagree with the approved edit made to the title of my question. Should I edit it back?

My question, having been asked & answered in '15, was edited last year, but I noticed it today only & I disagree with the change. The original question : Why is The Wall the only Democracy ...
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What shall we do about these character tags?

The question Do we really need this many generic character related tags? was posted some months ago, and the top answer (+15/-2) says: We don't need any of these tags. They're all meta-tags that ...
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Was this Rollback justified?

Yesterday, I edited the previously-closed question How influential was Dune in the creation of Star Wars? in order to make it less broad. Basically, I changed it from "what are examples of Star Wars ...
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Is rewording to remove redundant instances of a single word worth an edit?

There's this question about Obi-wan's fight confrontation with General Grievous during EpIII. Currently, the word 'fight' is used five times, and 'fought' is used twice (once in the title). The ...
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Editing another user's questions

I simply have a question regarding an episode of GOT and my post keeps being edited but not answered. When I tried to comment on that, the user who edited last simply deleted the entire comment. ...
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Should we rewrite the 'lightsaber colour' question?

The question Can lightsabers be ochre? has a very comprehensive answer covering all possible lightsaber colours in both canon and Legends. For this reason, other lightsaber-colour questions such as ...
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Should somebody remove the “edit to add” part of somebody else's question?

Background info: I wrote a question about "first story to mention only person on planet". One person asked if I wanted stories about a person marooned on a moon or asteroid. Another asked if I ...
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Editing a question to add details that the querent doesn't want to add

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/posts/161595/revisions This is getting kind of ridiculous. On one hand, it's best to have questions that are conducive to knowing what they're about. On the other hand,...
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How much editing is too much?

Consider this answer, which appeared on my low-quality queue. A user (ibid) commented a very good link backing up this answer. I then started to edit, but realised afterwards that I had completely ...
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Was I right to roll this edit back?

Matt Gutting added a very considerable amount of detail to this answer... https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/161520/20774 ... turning it from a two sentence stub (that more closely resembled a ...
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What is this no-change edit? How did it happen?

One of my posts was apparently edited, but looking at the history, I see no visible changes. What happened here? (This question is motivated mainly by curiosity, but there must be some sort of bug in ...
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Editing [time-turner] questions

I noticed that you guys have a tag for time-turners, which I saw on a recent HNQ. I also noticed that this tag has only three questions, and I thought that it certainly should have some more. So I ...
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The Big Edit Event (is finished)

Now that we have a broad consensus on having an edit event to deal with the broken links caused by the HTTPS update, we now need to coordinate the event itself. UPDATE #2 The Big Event is now (...
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Is it time to organize a major editing event?

UPDATE: this is happening. See The Big Edit Event (is finished). Stack Exchange is moving all images from http:// links to https:// links. The ones that can are being done automatically, but there ...
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Are users allowed to add information when editing a Story-Identification question?

Are users allowed to edit information into a question when they think they are asking about the same story? I have posted a question recently. I asked for the title of the book and the name of the ...
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Should we edit obviously wrong questions?

Why was Benjamin Sisko appointed captain of DS9 given that he has a foul temper with poor emotional control? Benjamin Sisko is prone to emotional outbursts. He has a foul temper and has poor ...
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Why isn't a down voted question moved to the top of the front page after editing one of its answers?

I edited this question's answer, but it was not bumped to the top of the front page like a normal post would. I can only assume that down voted questions are not put at the top for some reason. So ...
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Was this edit appropriate?

This answer to Inspirations for "Little Nemo in Slumberland" and "Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend?" originally had only the name of the illustrator, and an image taken from an article. ...
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Award Bounty to Answer Editor

A while back I asked a question and recieved a good answer from a well known site member. It's a solid answer and I have no intention of unselecting it. Recently another answer was provided. This ...
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Tag wiki edit history

Unlike questions or answers, tag wikis do not seem to have an “Active” view. Editing a tag wiki does not seem to “bump it,” to my knowledge. The 10k tools have a “new tags” area, but that seems to be ...
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Why is it telling me that I can't suggest an edit on Meta when I have over 4k rep?

In the above screenshot, It's telling me that I can't suggest an edit on meta - but I have had over 2k for ~8 months. So why can't I edit this question? Is it because it was merged?
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Was I right to reject this edit?

Well, I hit the 2000 rep-mark and up until then I was wondering, what exactly does 2000 rep get you? Well I found out when this review landed in my lap; Edit review for "Why does everyone in Firefly ...
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Does editing your own post leave details about each edit?

Basically what the title says, Does editing your own post leave details about each edit?
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Can we please not change American to British English and vice-versa?

Recently, one of my answers was edited. The typo fix is appreciated. The other "fixes" are not. Removing doubled spaces at the end of sentences has no effect on the rendered output, so it just ...
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How to help this answer avoid spoiling SW Rebels

A user's answer to Can the Force be used to fly? spoils a surpise from the season 2 finale of Star Wars: Rebels. I edited the spoiler into spoiler tags while still allowing the answer to remain ...
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How much should one edit an edit?

Are there any established guidelines on how much one should intervene when reviewing an edit? Specifically, when reviewing an edit with several grammatical corrections, but with similar errors left ...
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Are edits supposed to add information/content to an answer?

I just approved an edit made to an answer by someone other than the answer's author. It added a piece of information to the answer's list of data. I happened to know the data was a correct addition. (...
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Can I put image transcriptions to posts as text for searchability?

If you include an image in an answer, you can specify the alt text of the image in brackets. In some posts, the image is an integral part of the answer, in which case the alt text is essential. ...
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Strange double standard for editing

For quite some time now, I have had enough rep to be considered a "trusted user" or whatever, and as a result, I have been able to make edits to whatever I like (except tag wikis - I just got that ...
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What does it mean when the Community bot modifies my question? [duplicate]

One of my questions has just been bumped onto the front page by the Community bot: But the revision histories of the question and its sole answer (no deleted answers) show no activity since several ...
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Should we have some kind of “redline” in our questions sections so we know what part of a question has been edited or added after the fact?

I find that sometimes I answer a question and then the Original Poster (OP) changes the question. The problem is then the answer may not seem correct. The system does not notify us each time a ...
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Is it acceptable to substantially add text to a post when editing?

I came across this answer in the low quality posts queue: thanks everyone for trying but I remembered the show I was thinking of was called first wave It had been previously edited by another user ...
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Should we edit bad answers for grammar?

Example here When reviewing first or potentially bad posts, it's not horribly uncommon to find an answer that not only misses the point, but also has bad grammar or spelling, or is unclear. Being the ...
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Acceptable to edit an answerer's comment into his answer?

A few days ago I asked When did Morpheus find out the Oracle is a program? I received a good answer from Nerrolken but we had a short discussion in the comments about an issue I mentioned in my ...
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How to tackle bad editing?

I posted this question, "Why do characters from Marvel Universe have muscular physique most of the time?" Which was edited to, "Why do most comics characters have a muscular physique?" Now I had ...
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Is it frowned upon to edit questions partially to create certain homepage arrangements?

For example, making not-particularly-important grammar tweaks to this question in order to make the homepage, briefly, have questions concerning red, white and blue at the top?
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How realistic is it to request SE team to do a global search-and-replace in all the posts?

Background: I would like to ask the community to consider doing a large cleanup of Star Wars content to account for new Post-Disney reality. As part of my proposals, I would like for any mention of ...
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Is it acceptable to edit in “This answer is wrong” header into a wrong but upvoted answer?

Thanks to Yet Another Hot Question List Ignorance Incident, we have a question with an answer that is 100% wrong and contradicted by canon, yet upvoted to 50+ upvotes. So far, I posted a correct ...
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What happens when you edit an accepted answer?

I answered the question Why were the Hobbit and Lord of the Ring movies released in reverse order to the books? and I had the accepted answer. Later on I realized that the link was pointing to the ...
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User edit war ending up with spoilers in title and all over StackExchange

Should there be an edit and flag for mods in same action? I have tried to let this user know that his question title is featured and all over StackExchange people who may have not finished all the ...
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What's the etiquette of inserting videos, pictures, or other media into someone else's post?

This topic came up in chat the other day. Is it good form to insert a related, but ultimately unnecessary, animated gif, picture, or some other form of media (say, a YouTube video) into someone else'...
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Editing tags on old questions that I've answered

A lot of the story-identification questions that I've answered do not have the short-stories tag, although the answer is a short story and the question specifically called for a short story. Can I ...
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Clarification on rollback regarding black lightsabers?

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/55396/23243 Not complaining, just curious as to whether I erred in adding Wookiepedia citations to a too-brief answer given my edit got rolled back before the ...
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My post was edited and approved by others, but the corrections were wrong

I made a post a couple of days ago, and someone wrongfully made changes to it with a comment of "spelling correction". While I did misspell one word, the bulk of the changes were for changing "T-Rex" ...