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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.


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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). For example: Shift + (<kbd>Shift</kbd> + ![MMB][MMB]) AltRMB (<kbd>Alt</kbd><kbd>RMB ![RMB][RMB]</kbd>) Alt RMB (<kbd>Alt</kbd><kbd>![RMB][RMB] RMB</...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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: Any ...


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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....


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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). Also, ...


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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? ...


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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!


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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 ...


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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 ...


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The time limits are because you are new (basically spam prevention). Comments 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. ...


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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.


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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?


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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 ...


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Done! Oded activated it this morning.


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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 ...


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That is a suggested edit, and yes anyone below 2000 rep (the edit privilege) can suggest an edit to any post. Suggested edits differ from an edit, in that suggested edits must be reviewed. For example if I edited that post, you would not even know. However with a suggested edit SE first pings the OP (you) and you get a link to the suggested edit review ...


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I've just created an account on here to post this answer, but I think it's worth pointing out that user robjohn from the math stack exchange has developed a bookmarklet that can be used to render MathJax on sites where it is not normally enabled. This means that users can include the MathJax syntax in their answers and anyone who has the bookmarklet can ...


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