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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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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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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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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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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" ...
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Is it a valid edit to replace mis-heard word with correct one?

I'm trying to decide if I should roll back this edit or leave it be... General situation is: OP mis-heard the word (usually proper noun) and as a result was unable to Google it properly An answer ...
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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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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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Why am I not getting rep increases for edits?

I used to get rep updates for editing. I completely forgot about this benefit until I edited on a different SE site and my rep inches up by 2. Why is it not happening here anymore? Are these ...
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Missing “Edit” link on closed questions

Today, I wanted to try an edit a potentially valid question which was asked in incorrect tone (as a rant) and was thus closed. However, there was no "Edit" tag. I know this is not a general rule on ...
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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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Is this the correct way to handle this?

So there's an old question about The Walking Dead. At the time of asking, I answered it. A few months ago, new information was found - a game (unreleased at the time of asking) featured the painting ...
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Editing Posts and Rollbacks

I did review Why would people make unnecessary edits? and Is it appropriate to edit questions for grammar? before making this post. I do edit questions for grammar for two main reasons¹. First, ...
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How do I wiki-edit the blog?

I was reading a blog post and noticed some typos. How can I help by fixing them? I cannot seem to find the edit button I know from SE Questions & Answers.
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Should we recommend new users to edit their own answers?

A big thing I try and do is get new users to edit their own questions/answers when its required (and not for instance something inflammatory; I edit myself then.) I do this because it gives them a ...
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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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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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Should the question's subject be included in the body?

There are many questions where the question's summary in the subject... ... is continued (as a sentence or a paragraph) on the first line of the question body. A good example of this is What was the ...
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The Markdown Editing Help page cannot be read

The Markdown Editing Page cannot be read...unless having all the helping code/examples being hidden behind a spoiler is on purpose as to not spoil the amazing secrets that proper markdown editing ...
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How to update answers to time-sensitive questions?

For this question, prior to today, the answer was 'we don't know'. So I answered as such when the question was asked. Now that we know, how to proceed? Should we: Post a new, separate answer that ...

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