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Firstly, I approved your edit that included the removal of the controversial block of text. I did consider using the Improve Edit option to leave some or all of that block in the answer. On balance, I agreed that it didn't add to the answer. Also, I was well aware that the original poster could reintroduce the block or roll it back if they objected to its ...


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Thank you for asking this as it relates to an issue that we as a community need to decide upon. Firstly, to your specific point, I don't believe that editing your question to reduce the scope would make a material difference. It would still be broad. So, yes, your question is broad and is essentially asking for a list. It is not the first such question ...


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In my view, edits should: Preserve the meaning of the post; Make the post clearer: For questions, make them easier to answer (up to and including a complete rewrite, so long as the question still invites the answers the author wanted); For answers, make the existing information easier to understand; Preserve the voice (writing style) of the author; in ...


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The uncontroversial cases would be to edit in order to: Fix obvious typos, grammar, punctuation and capitalisation mistakes. Apply formatting markup for readability. Incorporate clarifications from comments into the post. Incorporate references to external resources into the body of the post as quotes or embedded images, when reasonable. Replace dead links ...


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Allow me to be the first to comment that hasn't actually edited "that question" :-) The brouhaha appears to be mainly about whether it is right to remove what for want of a better word I'll call "attitude" from the original post. I cannot answer the broad scope of the question posed to Meta, but I can say that in this particular instance, ...


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What can be done to keep both of us happy? Kiss and make up maybe? Tweak the language of the answer slightly to make it less abrasive. e.g. That is based on a false assumption i.e. that there are byte "cells" on a floppy disk. I don't think there is anything wrong with the general structure. As the author of the answer states, this is a Q and A site. We ...


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(a. Took me some time to find this, as the title didn't relate to me) (b. tl;dr - Short answer to your question here at the end) First off all, I'm very thankful to you (@CJ Dennis) and several other for all the work on improving spelling and grammar of my posts, as I'm neither native English nor careful enough when typing (blaming it on my lousy tablet ...


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There is a limit to the number of pending suggested edits that any user can have. As in this main meta post: The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide The limit is 20 on beta sites such as ours (only 5 on graduated sites). As I write this, there are 20 suggested edits in the queue. That is most probably the reason. Give us a while to review them, and keep the ...


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What is this community’s stance on the extent to which editing posts is appropriate? You won't get the community's view on the question. Just that of the few users that visit meta and then the subset of them that want to post. Answering the main question: avoid editing posts. Edit as little as possible. I edit posts quite a lot. I do so to correct typos' ...


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If an edit to the question changes the question's scope, it has to have a pretty good reason. Otherwise it will be reverted. An answerer is allowed to do this, but they must have a good enough reason. I'm not sure of the reason for the change in your example.


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