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Questions tagged [editing]

This tag is used for questions about editing on Ask Ubuntu.

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What to do with this specific answer variation in the question?

The following question has an accepted answer and open bounty that will be awarded to it as soon as the delay is over. Bind Alt+Tab to a Logitech mouse button on Kubuntu Now the OP decided to edit ...
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What is the consensus about hijacking the accepted answer?

I came across this question yesterday. There is two different answer to this question, one has been accepted. Let's call accepted answer answer 1 and the other answer 2. Recently answer 1 has been ...
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Show comments to a question, when editing that question with less than 2K reputation

When I edit a question, this is often in response to a suggestion in the comments. For this reason it would be very helpful if I could see the comments at the same time in the window where I am ...
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Make blockquote formatting button not destroy the source layout!

You ever had a post in front of you where the OP did mix up blockquote and code formatting? Not those easy cases where he/she wrote a > character before the paragraph himself, but those cases when ...
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What should be do with smaller edits?

I am going to pick on my own answer but I had 5-6 of these come up in the review queue in a row. What are we supposed to do with edits that don't really add anything. For example https://askubuntu....
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“This post is deleted and cannot be edited.” text on a totally blank page

I have an error to report. Today, I have started for the first time to review other users' questions and answers. So the error I am talking about never happened to me and I don't know if it was ...
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How do I format some code specifically for the language used? Or how do I prevent it from being formatted? Which languages are supported?

If I format some code by indenting it using four spaces, the code is not formatted. How do I format some code specifically for the language used? Or how do I prevent it from being formatted? Which ...
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edit count difference

There is a difference in approved edits and actual edits in my profile Editor Stats shows Mudit Kapil had 503 edit suggestions approved, and 67 edit suggestions rejected But Badge progress shows ...
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Unable to edit a question

I have tried to edit this question, typed summaries and clicked "submit". I get an error that I can't edit that question. Why do I can't? Why I can't suggest edit to it? It's even asked from user ...
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Senseless revision?

This question was edited but I do not understand why. This shows the revisions. I found revision 2, the removal of the 14.04 tag, to be rather subjective but acceptable. However, revision 3 doesn't ...
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What is the syntax in this forum to create keyboard-like key images? [duplicate]

I found that some users type a keyboard button with a box around it such as in this question. I like to use this in my question, but do not know how. What do I have to type?
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Error submitting answer? [closed]

Trying to upload a picture in an answer to this question, I cannot upload images but I can add links to images. The answer looks fine (although not yet finished) - here is a screenshot of how I see ...
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What should I do to avoid an edit war when someone rolls my edits back?

I typically edit before close voting / flagging / down voting because then I get to read thoroughly and see just how much effort they put in. In this case I did the same, then (mistakenly) close voted ...
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When is “improving / accepting” an edit considered too much?

I've come across a couple items in the review queue that were good edits, but they needed more. Should I accept the edit using the Accept button, and then go and edit? Or should I use the Accept and ...
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How do i restrict editing on my questions?

I just don't like people messing with my questions on askubuntu, and i don't get all the specifics I need.
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Edit question title or make new question?

I had a question that I asked about owncloud server 12.04. I recently had the person that answered the question review it and make sure it's relevant to 14.04.1. Should I edit this question, ...
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Why do people edit in (usually pointless) bold and italics to questions?

I'm not pointing about any users, but there are a few I know that like bolding things in questions. Is there a specific reason to do this? Readability is the largest reason I have heard. However, I ...
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If a question I wrote has no replies, can I edit it in order to move it up on the Top Active list?

If my question had limited views (say, 5), and no one had replied "so far", then moving it upwards is it just similar to having it posted just now. In other words, if my question is not resolved, ...
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Allow 2k+ users to suggest edits

Every now and then, a user is unsure about an edit they make. For the under 2k rep users, this is great. It goes to the review board and is dealt with. However, users above 2k aren't given this ...
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How to suggest an editing only changing one character? [duplicate]

Looking at this post. I think in stead of should be instead of When I try to save, it prompts: Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post? How ...
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Is it “not done” to (drastically) change an answer that is already accepted or upvoted?

Sometimes you give an answer and it is accepted and / or upvoted. After some time, and growing insight, you feel you can make important improvements to some of those answers. However, the edit may ...
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Is using `code` styling for non-code samples okay?

The code is for code samples, of course. Its actual description is "a piece of program instructions." If package-names or date-and-time (technical details) are program instructions, then so are ...
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Is it possible to edit Question without notify owner?

My question was edited by other person who have high reputation. But I didn't get ant notification regarding to this change. Before days the edit will be shows to me and after I accepted only the edit ...
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How to tell an editor they are doing something consistently wrong?

Occasionally someone edits a bunch of posts incorrectly in the same way. These edits seem to be made in good faith, but the editor's grammar/syntax/spelling is consistently incorrect. Perhaps this has ...
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Should people with more than 2000 rep write an edit summary?

I recently reached the 2000 rep milestone (yay!), and started using my powers for good (e.g. on the installation tag). However, I noticed that it doesn't make me put in an edit summary - why is this? ...
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why do I get more points by editing the same question twice?

I edited this question twice. The first time I fixed the code layout. I didn't see the spelling mistakes, so I had to edit it twice. Instead of getting only 2 points for the edit, I got 4. But it ...
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Is there any ability to count edits?

How to know how many post I've edited? Is there any ability to say that in this web site? Also, how many accepted and how many rejected?
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could this question be edited or we just ignore it

This question, no formating mistakes, no misspelling, it's just 2 huge text, I wanted to edit it and separate it into different paragraphs. Is this edit considered too minimal, or could we do it? ...
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Questions including “Please help me”

I have been getting most of my reputation from editing posts because most of the questions are beyond me. I have noticed that many people, especially people with only 1 reputation, will include ...
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Should we modify a question just to fit the answers?

I'm wondering, should I change the sense of a question just to fit my answer? I remember once that Jokerdino told me not to, hence I didn't, but is this an accepted practice?
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What to do if an edit war starts?

Another user keeps insisting that a question about Adobe Flash player doesn't need the adobe tag. The edit war is already 6 revisions long. Note that the very description of the adobe tag mentions ...
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What do we do with (very) long answers, filled with off-topic story-telling?

Every single person has his or her own style of writing, however, every now and then you run into an (mostly) answer with issues beyond styling. The poster seems to have a completely wrong concept in ...
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Acknowledge the editor of a post

First time editor so it can be I'm simply not getting the way this site copes with editing. I have edited https://askubuntu.com/questions/445325/trying-out-ubuntu-as-an-alternative-to-windows-xp and ...
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When can tags be changed during edit?

A user posted a question on a modem and tagged it as [software-recommendation]. I would like to change that to [usb-modem] plus [hardware], but am not allowed. Why is it so? Who can change tags? ...
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How to edit to look like code?

How can I make it so this, The primary network interface auto eth1 iface eth1 inet dhcp looks the same as it appears on the monitor, like this: # The primary network interface auto eth1 iface ...
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Why do people post screenshots of their terminals?

I have noticed a lot of posts on AU with screenshots of their terminal showing commands and their output. This is seems like a very bad idea to me because: You can't copy/paste the commands They won'...
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How do I upload a screen shot to this page?

I am having problems with setting up partitions after a new install 13.30. I think I have lost data. I have a screen shot of gparted but how do I upload it to this site so others can help me?
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Can I search for my draft answers?

I googled to know how to get my draft answers. But I couldn't find a way. I know I can find my draft if I know the question. In my case I don't remember the question. Any idea?
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Duplicates Policy Incentivizes Clutter Rather Than Canonical

Disadvantages of Current Duplicates Policy Stated briefly, the current policy encourages proliferation over pruning. The disadvantages of the current duplicates policy stem from the fact that it is ...
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Why do edits to old questions bump them to the top? / Should there be a time limit for this?

This is quite possibly re-iterating something that's been said before, but it is confusing me slightly. The home page for me at the moment is currently a stream of edited posts (at my last count, 35 ...
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“Rollback to Revision n” doesn't appear consistently

When a post is rolled back via the 'edit' option, it prepends Rollback to Revision n - automatically to the edit summary, but not consistently. Is there a criteria for adding this text? Should ...
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Unable to suggest edit

I'm having a problem that from now on I'm not able to suggest edits to the Ask Ubuntu site. I'm pretty sure that the edits I have been made were relevant and I want to know whether some user is able ...
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Is it possible to partially accept an edit?

A post of mine just got edited. Most of the edit was great. Just one thing was not true. Is there a way to partially accept an edit. I just accepted and then edited the edit, is there a better way?
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What to do with boatload of screen-resolution related questions?

I was browsing Ask Ubuntu for a bit and I found that there are a lot of screen-resolution related questions who are badly asked/answered or not answered at all. A lot of the questions are very ...
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Retagging untagged questions “too minor”?

Since when is retagging an untagged question "too minor"? The community clearly thinks that retagging untagged questions is good (see links below), but still, half of my retags get rejected by being "...
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Why is this edit rejected?

I'm new to answering and editing questions. My edit on how to install the ia32-libs in ubuntu 13.10 has been rejected. I do not know why. The reasons given were This edit introduces spam, defaces the ...
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Should we edit offensive content that is only meant to vandalize the site?

Ok, let me clarify some substantive that I'm going to use: Content: it may refer to comments, body or title of a certain post. Offensive: anything that I wouldn't show to my Boss, family or for what ...
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Should this question be split into 5 separate questions?

I found What are the steps to deploy OpenStack in a VM using juju?. I saw comments on the question earlier that look like the person asking this is really trying to find the answer. It appears he ...
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Edit approved by no-one?

Consider this approved edit (edit by me): https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/170518 Why is reviewer field blank? Who really approved the edit? This only occurs on that particular review and ...
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Easier way to see your suggested edits?

Is there an easier way to see your suggested edits, specifically those which are rejected? You get a '+2' reputation notification for approved edits but you're not notified when an edit is declined (...