Questions tagged [edits]

For questions about the process of editing, how edits work, and other general inquiries about the edit system.

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Whether we should be CAP COPs

A certain user has suggested a boatload of edits recently. The changes have been either largely or completely revolving around the upper-casing of Transact-SQL keywords. For example, a post that ...
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My reviewing of questions is declared “blatantly bad”; why, and how can I improve?

I've started seeing this strongly worded message recently when clicking the Review link: You have approved numerous edits or first posts that were blatantly bad and needed editing or should not ...
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I have selected an answer, but my requirements have changed

I recently posted a question here that garnered a couple nice answers. I selected the best one that worked and went on my merry way. Now, however, my requirements have changed slightly, but enough ...
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Comment of OP fundamental to question

When comments made by OP become a fundamental, substantial or integral part of the question, how should moderators/participants notify the OP that the comments should be added to the original question?...
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What Constitutes Proper Editing of Questions and Answers?

Many times I look over some questions and answers and see the following scenarios: Places where spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and format could be improved. Tags that are synonyms only. ...
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Editing other people's answers

I'm new on this forum and I'm learning new things everyday (which is great!), and I am also learning about how to behave on this forum so here's a question about etiquette and all that, specifically ...
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How was this edit approved?

This edit suggestion appears to have been approved single-handedly by a regular user: This is the expected effect of using the Improve button. What seems less expected is that the user did not make ...
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Are smiley faces welcome in questions and answers?

Do we want smiley faces in questions and answers on this site?
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Link to chat discussion gives 404 after undeleting the room

It looks like Paul White cleaned up (deleted) some comments on my old question, replacing them with a link to the old chat. The link to the chat discussion looks reasonable: http://chat.stackexchange....
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ban from suggesting edits

When I am trying to suggest edit to a question or answer I getting message: You are temporarily banned from suggesting edits. Why did it happened and what am I doing wrong? My editor stats are: ...
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Why are you rejecting this Edit - Changed

I seem to recall that the options for rejecting an edit included "Too minor" or something similar. Just wondering about the reasoning behind taking that option off? Current options show as:
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Clarification on suggested edits that basically just remove “Thanks!”

I've recently seen a number of edits in the "Suggested Edits" queue that basically involved two changes: Changing "dont" to "don't" (1-3 times per edit); and Removing a closing "Thanks!" from the ...
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Adding tags based on my answer

This question came to me when answering this question. The question asks how to handle BCP errors. My answer was to call it from Powershell and use the error handling there. The question didn't ...
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Undo accepted edit back to pending, not full revert

I'm pretty sure that this isn't possible but thought I would ask and maybe possibly consider potentially requesting. Similar to how to undo edits someone else did on my own posts?, I just had an edit ...
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Should syntax errors / script errors be corrected via edits?

Today I found an answer from a new poster that has a syntax error in it. As far as I can tell, I have a few routes to attempt to deal with this: Edit the post directly without commenting - this ...
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New Reason for Rejecting Edits

Question : Selecting data from multiple rows and insert it into a column. @LenHart posted an answer Someone else tried to add to his answer with this edit Edit: The T-SQL (SQL Server) syntax uses ...
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why is my question closed as unclear what you're asking?

I think my question is pretty clear I would like to Merge customer_id from table user to table cust where customers_firstname AND customers_name match And I attached two images In fact it was ...
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Can the edit button be hidden if I am unable to edit?

I keep trying to edit meta posts (often just to see how a specific formatting thing is done) but when I click edit it just tells me: Could it be made more obvious that the post can't be edited by me? ...
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Is it OK to change my question title?

How can I verify that my SQL Server edition is Express? This question of mine went in an another direction. I don't want to delete it, because I believe it can serve someone someday. But I think that ...
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How to add conclusive information to a question - after it has been answered?

The other day I asked a question that I have been struggling with for some time. when the question was answered, before I accepted the answer I tried it. After that I wanted to show the world, and ...
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Could the editing limit if changing code syntax be reduced from 6 characters

I was editing this answer to change the syntax from := to = and I received a message saying the edit must be at least 6 characters. Could this be changed if editing code syntax?
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Is there any tabular tool in editor?

Is there any table tool or markup which can facilitate user presenting tabular data? As such user need not to combine "-", "+", and "|" to create a visual table like in this post.
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Can i edit on-hold or closed questions with different subject to reopen?

I have questions which are closed or held. And i read 'How do I ask a good question?' tutorial for keep the rules. And i wanted to edit this questions to remove closed tags. I wonder that can i edit ...
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how to undo edits someone else did on my own posts?

someone edited my question as you can see here and on the picture below. this is the question in the discussion here. the edit was approved (obviously it was a mistake) how can I undo this edit on ...
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Tag synonyms and edits [duplicate]

Is this edit correct? https://dba.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/87614 I thought that sql-server-2008 automatically includes sql-server tag? Or was I wrong?
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many users edit question at the same time

I am facing the following problem sometimes I hit edit button and at the same times someone else is editing the question for example: https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/130025/install-sql-server-...
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Why do people get credited for editing questions?

I am getting very annoyed with people editing my questions for no reason other than to satisfy their own ego. The changes make no material difference BUT mean I have to keep rolling them back. Why ...