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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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My edits bump the question, can this be avoided?

I just noticed that when I edit my answers, for grammar, clarity or details I just thought of, the question get bumped to the top in the list of active questions. This struck me as impolite ...
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Massive Retagging/Editing

What exactly are the rules for massively editing/retagging questions? Per Gilles in the chat, all efforts like that need to be approved beforehand. And I see his point. Having SO many edits flood the ...
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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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Can you resize images in a question?

I asked this question, but the images I used are rather large. Can you/how can you resize images in the question (short of downloading the image, resizing it on the computer, and re-uploading the ...
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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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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 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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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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Are spoiler edits becoming excessive?

There seems to be a growing trend lately of question titles being edited to replace any object, person or plot point for a recent movie or TV episode with a vague "this X", resulting in titles like "...
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Can we fix Wikia links before they break?

We've had the broken Memory Alpha-links fixed directly on the database. Thank you, @Shog9 and @Catija. Can we do the same for all Wikia links, since wikia.com has moved to fandom.com? There's a ...
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When Should We Edit a Title?

The most common edit other users do with my posts is to edit my title and change my title's formatting when the formatting is already correct. I have my preference for a title's style and I respect ...
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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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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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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 add ...
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Is it appropriate to edit questions for grammar?

How does the community want to respond to questions like: "Is I, Robot Wrote By Isaac Asimov", beyond the issue of Google-able questions? Should they ignore the grammar issues and respond to the ...
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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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Should the questions that ask for “The SOMETHING-est” answer have their answers cleaned up?

We have several questions on SFF which are of the form: What is the work/example that is "QUALITY-iest" for a given objective property. For example, "What is the earliest SciFi book about X", or "...
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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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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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Can we fix broken Memory Alpha links?

It appears that at some point in the recent (distant? I don't know) past, Memory Alpha changed its domain from memory-alpha.wikia.com to memory-alpha.fandom.com. Given the copious number of times ...
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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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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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Unnecessary editing- Why would people do it?

I don't understand why users are allowed to (and why they would) do edits like this: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/posts/15623/revisions He changed the picture.... into the same picture That doesn'...
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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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Is it okay to rollback an edit made by the original author?

Is it legit for an answerer to roll back an edit made by the original author of a question? Here's a link to the question that led to me asking about rollback etiquette. Here's the timeline of edits....
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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 clear ...