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Questions related to editing questions, answers and tag wikis, etc.

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replies to thread box very restricted

one can write a question and have paragraphs etc, add images. reply to a reply and hit enter for a paragraph and the typing gets posted ! small little box to type in. also I have to wait 40 mins it ...
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Removing the tag for which a question was dupehammered

I noticed @cegaton had closed this question as duplicate using his gold cycles tag. Just playing the "devil's advocate" I am in no way questioning @cegaton. Consider some hypothetical question, ...
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Should we edit a question title that's too vague?

Sometimes the OP is trying to describe the problem with terms that can't be said usual, maybe because he's expert of another application or maybe he's not expert at all. The result is a maybe well ...
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Comment on a suggested edit?

I had to reject an edit for an answer today, since it was erroneous. However I wanted to comment on the edit and explain why I rejected it, and found no designated place to do that. The reason I ...
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Anyone can edit?

Surely I have missed something as I though editing questions or answers was allowed at 2000 rep? Today, twice, a user with 1 rep edited my answer. I rejected it and so I don't have a link anymore, ...
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What is a rollback operation?

What is a rollback operation, what is it used for?
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Add option to partly reject an edit, or give a warning instead? Should editing guidelines be available on a user's homepage as well?

An edit I proposed was turned down with this explanation: "edit did not correct critical issues with the post". After revisiting the post, I saw that the individual (other user listed as "community") ...
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What to do with trivial suggested edits?

From the help center: Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged - try to make the post significantly better when you edit, correcting all problems that you observe. I often run across suggested edits in ...
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Improve your old answers party!

I recently got an up vote on a rather old answer of mine. I took a moment to read it since I'd forgotten what it said, and promptly discovered it made nearly no sense (the animated gifs made it usable,...
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Enable MathJaX syntax

Can the MathJax syntax be turned on for blender.stackexchange.com? There are many instances where math is used in 3D and in blender. Further there are several instances where existing answers would ...
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How to deal with dead links

Looking through old questions I have com across many dead links. There seams to me no real consensus across the SE network as to what should be done with dead links. I have read many questions (1,2,3) ...
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Is it okay to embed screenshots hosted on 3rd party sites?

Often new users will upload screenshots to e.g. dropbox, instead of embedding in the post. If embedded in the post via the button in the toolbar, SE will upload the image from the existing host to ...
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What is our standard for spelling?

I have edited many questions and answers to change spelling. Do we have a standard about how words are to be spelled, that are differently in different parts of the world? Example: ...
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Editing questions to remove “thank you” etc

"Any help would be much appreciated" "Thanks in advance" etc. Should we remove them from questions, or just leave them? I know there are other meta post on this topic Should 'Hi', 'thanks&#...
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migration rejected closed question any way to edit?

This question https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/13737/best-way-to-model was migrated from game dev with the tag of untaged. Is there any way to retag that question now? On most closed ...
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Can the “New tag confirmation” be turned on?

From Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange 2014-06-10: When moderators or users with the "create new tags" privilege attempt to create one or more new tags either while asking a question or ...
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People “editing” post without actually changing anything

The other day, a saw a user edit 27 post, in like 30 min, and it seems (haven't checked them all, but a couple of them confirmed this); Also today, he did this to one of my posts. It seems hes just ...
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Why do you need less rep to review an edit then to bypass the review for your edit?

Here is an example: Why do you need 4000 rep to bypass the review for a tag wiki edit, but only 1500 rep to review other edits?
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Is it possible to use tabs in posts?

Is it possible to use tabs in posts? When I paste a tab (the browser catches the input of pressing Tab and changes the selected field, so I have to paste it in) into a post, it works in the editing ...
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Review notification appears after suggesting an edit to a tag wiki

After editing a tag wiki, the notification that indicates there is an un-reviewed item is visible: But you cannot review it, as you suggested the edit. It will stay there until the item is reviewed ...
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Styling for GUI instructions

With a graphical application like Blender, answers often require instructions that include navigating the interface. The standards recommend using <kbd> for ...
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Guidelines on the usage of StackExchange Markup and style

The basics are explained in formatting help, but perhaps for sake of homogeneity we can adopt a style guide concerning conventions with examples of how to and not to mark-up content. Well ...
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Micro Editing, does everything need to be perfect?

How do we decide if we should really go ahead with editing that nagging mistake in someone else's post? Is it OK to edit subtle grammatical mistakes, or typos? Stack Exchange has this built in rule ...
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Why did Community ♦ review my suggested edit?

I suggested an edit to the cycles tag on the main site. It was approved by two human reviewers, but also by the Community ♦ bot: Why is it that Community accepted the edit? I also see that it has ...