Editing is a good thing. Stack Exchange themselves say:
We welcome all constructive edits, but please make them substantial. Avoid trivial, tiny one-letter edits unless absolutely necessary.
They also suggest:
How to edit
fix grammatical or spelling errors
clarify meaning without changing it
correct minor mistakes
add related resources or links
See What is a 'rollback'? and the bottom paragraph of the editing section in the help center.
Simply put, a rollback reverts an edit (or edits) on a post, returning it to a former state.
To roll a post back:
Click the timestamp below the post to view the edit history
Click the "rollback" button next to the revision you wish to revert to.
This is mostly done by people new to se and probably have experience with forums or irc and this being a QA site, it seems like clutter. I'd say remove these only if the post requires other needed edits, tags, spelling, wording etc, otherwise just leave it, it isn't adding or detracting anything from the post and it doesn't make sense to edit a post to just ...
Excellent post, I think there needs to be a consistent style-guide. These should be as clear as possible so here are my suggestions:
Add > Mesh > Cube is very easy to type, it gets the point across and provides a logical flow of operations as the brackets hint that each item flows into the other as opposed to listing and separating items ...
Speaking just about the linked question, yes you absolutely could of edited out the cycles tag (I went and did it). That question has noting to do with any rendering, it is a modeling question.
Now when a question is closed as a dup, even when it was gold tag closed, you editing the question will not change that. (Except in some cases it will go through the ...
I'm the one who reviewed your edit, and I will chalk it up to a mistake.
I think what I did was when switching back and forth between the markdown and normal views (in the review page), and looking at the question (something I do when reviewing) and the review page; I got confused at what was your edit was and what the old question was. I recall after ...
Here's a jsFiddle with my proposal.
Changes are all to reflect the Blender menus better:
linear gradient for selected color
decreased border-radius: it's really only aesthetic; the Blender menus are square
changed border color to the actual color (#282828, not #000000)
I put the example in context with a paragraph (to show line height), a kbd tag (to ...
What about using something similar to the wiki, especially for mouse actions? (I've had to explain what 'MMB' or 'RMB' etc. stand for occasionally).
Shift + (<kbd>Shift</kbd> + ![MMB][MMB])
AltRMB (<kbd>Alt</kbd><kbd>RMB ![RMB][RMB]</kbd>)
Alt RMB (<kbd>Alt</kbd><kbd>![RMB][RMB] RMB</...
Yes that was me (I think). I can assure you that I am not reputation farming, or just editing every question for no reason.
I do a lot of retags, editing questions just to keep the tags clean. So it can look like I'm not editing the question, and in some cases I'm not changing any of the text in the question, just the tags.
About getting reputation:
This already seems to be covered by Why can people edit my posts? How does editing work?
When should I edit posts?
Any time you see a post that needs improvement and are inclined to suggest an edit, you are welcome to do so. The original author of a question or answer may always edit their own post, regardless of reputation level.
Edits are expected to be ...
This is why it is encouraged to quote the relevant parts of your link(s) and write a full answer, links should only be to complement the text or be additional reading. Unless the question is fully answered in your opinion and the link(s) are just extra reading, flag it for deletion so it can be updated to be a proper answer, converted to a comment or removed....
It's "okay" to use a screenshot if you have permission to use that image or the content is licensed for reuse. If you do not have permission to use the image, you are infringing on their Copyright. The issue of whether you are storing that image elsewhere or simply "embedding" their content from the original site has no bearing on Copyright.
The reason we ...
This is completely optional, even for tags, whichever comes first, we usually just go with that. However, I find that more people opt for the American spelling, color over the British colour and modeling over modelling etc. If we were to try and uphold a standard, I'd say the former (which is what I see around here anyway based on our demographic).
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.
This is normal. You have the access to moderator tools privilege (unlocked at 2k rep on beta sites and at 10k on graduated sites) so you will get notifications for normal suggested edits excluding ...
So instead of asking others for iterations of designs I thought I would share my own, this is just an extension on the designs that others have done so far.
I haven't the skill to create these with css so I have just mocked this up in photoshop.
Firstly I have increased the spacing, or padding, between the text and the border of the box, I felt other ...
I can turn on MathJax, but since it's essentially irreversible, I want to be sure it will get used. Simply turning the feature on slows every pageview—even those that don't have any math content. It's probably not worthwhile to add a ~20% increase in load times for all 22,600 or so questions if only a handful of them will actually use mathematical ...
wiki to manual links, is a HUGE job (I have about 90 answers to change), and nearly every wiki link needs to be manually changed. :(
Also moving my last pastall hosted files.
Another annoyance. All cgcookie links are bad. (switch to youtube if available.)
Why does the material show 'unexpected' transparency effects?
Remove vertex while using knife tool?
Here's what I've done so far:
Is there a way to capture the viewport in Blender the same way as it is on 3DS Max?
Weight paint front and back faces at the same time
Repeat a generated texture in Cycles?
Materials and Exporting to different formats
Unselectable edge? Help!
You are 100% right, edit away (but read this answer first).
I remember maybe a year and a half ago (or longer) having this same question. I came to the conclusion that there is no reason to not edit a post when a few things are true.
You understand the question enough to make it clearer.
There is something to fix.
About point one, if the question is so ...
I typically approve these if I don't see any other problems with the post.
I like to rate the triviality of an edit proportionally to the number of things the edit could potentially fix.
For example, if the post is riddled with typos grammar errors, poor tag choices, unhelpful titles, etc. and the edit corrects a tiny punctuation mistake, then I would ...
I finally started to get to work on updating some of mine.
The big one is this
How to distribute objects in a circular pattern on a surface (Radial Array, Polar Array)
I updated a few others, but they weren't really significant changes. Removing a dead CGC link, and some small clarifications. In all, I've probably edited around 5-6 so far.
Here's what I've updated so far:
Iridescence In Cycles?
Zoom in and out without a mouse wheel
Resource for Blender addons?
How do I take a flat model and wrap around an axis like a wheel?
How do I set a background image while I am editing?
We don't need small obsessive edits but we do want to maintain a high quality of content here.
We need to remember that this site uses English, which is not the native language of many users and these questions and answers will be archived here for several years for others to find. It is effectively an extension of the official documentation. Maybe even a ...
You can't use an actual tab for the same reason you said above. StackExchange sites function like most other sites as opposed to a code editor so Tab behaves like it should. You have to use spaces but not the normal ones as SE will ignore whitespace for the most part and 4+ spaces triggers a block of code in markdown.
I actually have two spaces here. (click ...
I'm not exactly sure why you can't edit it (I can as a moderator). It's probably because it was migrated then closed (?). Every question needs at least one tag, so what probably happened was that when the moderator from GD.SE migrated it he dubiously selected the untagged tag.
It's a good idea to keep closed questions around. They help show the community ...
The time limits are because you are new (basically spam prevention).
What you are experiencing is the difference between posts (questions and answers) and comments not some kind of "replies to a thread."
Comments are meant to be short and simple (not an answer). There are no need for paragraphs, nor a full blown editor in the input box. ...
If the user is getting reputation, the edits would go through the review process and would be rejected if they are invalid.
I think the user in question is @David, who has the privilege to edit questions and answers without going through the review queue and won't gain rep from editing.
We discussed earlier in the chat about clarifying and separating the ...
When an edit is suggested, a reviewer can choose to improve the edit. If the reviewer checks the box "the suggested edit was helpful", Community approves the suggested edit and the reviewer's edit is also made. If the "the suggested edit was helpful" box is is unchecked, the edit is rejected by Community and the reviewer's edit is made.