Questions tagged [editing]

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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 "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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How to make small but important edits?

I ask because I just recently tried to correct a post that had a command in it - but the command was wrong. The poster had typed chwon instead of chown. Of course this means it would not work. However ...
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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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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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A new user is missing their edit, comment, etc. links on their question

I encountered yet another question where the poster had submitted their response to my comment as an answer. As usual, I directed them to add the answer as a comment on their question instead. However,...
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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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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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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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A critical note (alternative title: where is my speech freedom?)

The censorship sucks on this site. It feels very NAZI / NSB / Stasi like. Is that how you welcome a new guest? I do understand some moderation, but this is over-polished. What happened to freedom of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should there be a way to mark an edit as a "minor edit" so it doesn't bump the question?

I very frequently go back to my own old answers and re-edit them, but they are mostly only minor edits: Fix typos Improve formatting Change wording if it's misleading Make them more up to date Often ...
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Should spam posts be edited, or still just flagged?

We've had an upswing of spam recently (hopefully short-lived), and I've noticed a few users editing spam posts to remove links. This has traditionally been considered a wrong approach on Ask Ubuntu. ...
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Why is edit question feature unavailable?

I wanted to edit this question for giving some sanity to it, but saw that the Edit feature is seen disabled. Why is it so? N.B: I can edit other questions. Image: Edit feature is shown disabled (...
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Why my `edit` facilities blocked? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Edit link Missing I can't edit some of posts. The edit is blocked. What cause i can't edit the posts?
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Edit flag for users

I have seen several questions which are asked by users who does not know English very well, (sometimes just bad, including myself). I want to propose an Edit flag, which users can raise to aware ...
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unsaved comment edits are lost when showing new comments

When I do the following... post a comment start editing the comment I recently posted see that newer comments have been posted click the link to show the newer comments ...my editing of my [less ...
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I noticed a user using edits to get the question noticed, without adding any content (spaces)

Recently I noticed in the edits that twice a user edited without posting any new content, only spaces. I think this may be an abuse of the system, but I am not sure about something, do edits on your ...
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"Another user Is editing this post" warning

Sometimes, I find that before I post my edit, someone already has edited the post. Can't we make a system like this: Without the Feature So, lets say User A started editing X post, and User B ...
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Why can't I suggest edits on meta?

It seems that I don't have an "edit" button for posts on meta. Looking at the meta users page, it seems that edits can be made here if you're a moderator or if you have the requisite rep to make edits....
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What constitutes an "edit" for badges?

What counts as editing, specifically for badges such as Strunk & White, Copy Editor, Excavator and Archaeologist? Does retagging count? Editing my own posts? Rollbacks? (I assume so.) Flagging? ...
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Editing tips and tricks

In the beginning there weren't that many high rep users who could edit questions. As that number grows I thought I would add some tips/tricks that I use for those of you striving to earn a badge ...
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Comment re-edit time-out is too short.. and Is there a limit on deleting my comments?

I'd like to know how long a comment I've written is "available" to be re-edited... Either I'm too slow, or its too fast... Also, what limits are there on deleting a comment? ...(which I couldn't re-...
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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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Keeping the Ubuntu One tag running smoothly

Hi everyone, I'd like to flesh out how we run ubuntu-one a little bit better so we don't collide. First, some background. The Ubuntu One team at Canonical uses Ask Ubuntu as a place where they send ...
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Is it acceptable for users to only gain reputation through a plethora of tiny edits?

To what extent is it acceptable for a user to only gain reputation through minor edits? This is a question somewhat in reply to: http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/3946/is-it-acceptable-to-make-small-...
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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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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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Why does CTRL+Z undo all changes?

Hi many times I have observed that while doing editing to any post with multiple edits, if anywhere we have gone to the wrong edit and if we go for undo (CTRL+Z ) then all changes including the ...
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What to do if several answers to a question are edited, making them all very similar?

In one particular case I answered a question, which already had an accepted answer because I felt my answer more exactly addressed the OP's question. After a while, my answer was voted second highest. ...
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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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"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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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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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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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 (...
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How can I see my rejected tags?

Very simple. I added a description to several tags on askubuntu, and now when I try to edit more, it says: Too many of your edits were rejected, try again in 7 days. It shows the accepted tags on my ...
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Why comment "This is an English only site"? [duplicate]

On occasion people post questions in a language other than English and within 5 minutes there are multiple comments informing them that this is an English only site. Any user on the site is allowed ...
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This edit would have to be a suggested edit

I was reviewing a question which a new user had just posted on the site, by clicking on the Review link. After editing the title (typos) and the main question body, with spelling, layout and English ...
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Could we add on the 'about' page that questions should be edited to provide more information?

On both the about page it is explained how the site works. To my eyes, this should include that a user asking question should edit his post to improve it if some other users are asking clarification ...