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How many Questions can I edit in a bulk before they are reviewed?

I like to edit question and answers by new users, but I don't have edit privileges. So every time I edit a couple of posts I receive this message: I just want to know How many posts I can edit in a ...
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How to format release versions?

When making other edits to a question that mentions a release/number (e.g, Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS), my natural instinct is to bold it as it is usually the first thing I look for in a question and I have ...
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Messages to close voters in questions: are they OK?

It is occasional practice of some users to place message along the lines CLOSE VOTERS: please don't close this as duplicate because it is not because A,B,C. My question is this: Are we OK with ...
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Should edits get some rep for upvotes?

I was wondering, why shouldn't edits get a small bit of rep for an upvote? (Like 1 rep for upvoted question 2 for upvoted answer) Because I answered pretty badly, but someone (fabby) edited it and it ...
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What is our site policy on code/command edits?

Does this site have any sort of canonical policy regarding command/code edits? Or, more exactly, when proposing an edit to code or a command (or just directly editing it as per 2k privileges), where ...
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Bad admin choices regarding a compound question

There is a compound question asked; a question that solicits a CLI method, and a GUI method. I keep seeing places refer to the "partner" repository as a place I can get software, how can I enable ...
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An appeal to low rep users!

Please don't just delete your answers because you got negative feedback, improve them. This has happened to me a few times recently, I have left a comment on an answer asking the OP to improve the ...
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I need to change my bio

I am kind of new to stack exchange and I was made aware of my profile. Someone on my Dev team played a little prank on me and wrote my bio and it is really embarrassing... It's basically making it ...
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What justifies an edit?

How big of a change should be needed before an edit is justifiable? For example a small grammatical error bugs the crap out of me, but I am too hesitant to fix it, whereas sometimes a question is ...
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Reputation with editing "to be closed" questions

As an avid editor for the main site, I have taken quite a liking to the 2 rep I get for passing my time, however when I see a question that is off topic, and yet messy, like this one, I still feel the ...
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Why limit edits?

When I get bored at school literally all I have is coming here and editing questions (hehe), but usually there aren't 3K+ rep users on the review queue when I'm on, and so I'm limited to 5 edits to ...
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Add icon to the composing editor to format keyboard shortcuts

Background: Many questions require the user to describe used keyboard shortcuts. These can be formatted through <kbd></kbd>. Suggestion: I would like to suggest to add an icon to the ...
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Reviewing tool should be less flexible by enforcing the Skip option rigourously

When you are reviewing posts, you are faced with three options: Skip, I'm done (after some change), Nothing to review. Ideally, when you make a change like edit, flag, comment, or vote, the "I'm done"...
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Edit rejected as conflicted with a subsequent edit

As a beginner I usually answer questions very rarely as I think my knowledge not sufficient yet. So I read questions and answers as much as I can and edit questions to correct spelling and formatting ...
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What should I do if someone makes a bad edit to my post?

I've been searching to see if this was already asked; sorry if it's a duplicate, couldn't find an answer. I've been wondering what I should do if someone bad edits my post? For example, I explain ...
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Is it ok for my reputation to be edit-based?

In this post I asked whether I should continue barraging my peers with edits. I still have one question, though. I've made around 20% of my reputation off of edits. Is this honest, or should I cut ...
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Bug in the audit system?

I believe I've discovered a bug in the audit system. I was reviewing this answer, which obviously needed some serious work: So I clicked on the edit link, and it showed me this: Which immediately ...
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Editor Privilege?

Speaking from experience, waiting for a suggested edit to be approved (before 2000 rep.) can be tiring and annoying. So what I want to know is if you guys think the following is a good idea. For those ...
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Offering a human translation for cryptic google-translated questions

If there is a question where the text was clearly google translated with a cryptic result, is it OK to ask the author to provide the text in the original language so that I can edit his/her question ...
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What Is Considered "Extra Noise?"

So what I see a lot of is people who will format a question as follows Hello i am having an issue with question/problem ... Insert question/issue here ... PLEASE HELP I CANT USE MY COMPUTER....
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editing user's posts

I recently was editing a post for grammatical and formatting errors, but also noticed that the post seemed to contain lots of useless information that was completely impertinent to the user's question....
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Someone is editing my question's tags and I disagree with their edit

As is suggested by Eliah Kagan; In general, if you believe your question is de-tagged wrongly, here are some options at your disposal: Read the tag's tag wiki and see what other questions ...
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Why did this edit get rejected?

My edit. Note that hg8 said This edit did not correct critical issues with the post - view the revision history to see what should have been changed. So he edits it himself. He did the same as I ...
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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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