Questions tagged [editing]

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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 (...
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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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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 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 ...
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Badge hunters: When editing post does not improve them

Few minutes after I posted a question it was edited twice ... but the edits were not constructive in any way: "Kubuntu Quantal" was changed to "Kubuntu 12.10" "doing fine" was changed to "working ...
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Why does the front page show my name for last activity even when I didn't perform anything recently?

I didn't edit/answer this question right now: How to install Skype with Ubuntu 13.04 However, I did answer the question on May 16, but right now it's May 25. How come it's showing that it has been ...
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How important is accuracy?

With regard to making small edits would an inaccuracy justify a minor edit?. The question I refer to is found here and the suggested edit I made can be found Review/Suggested Edits. A new user who can ...
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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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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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Meta editing-help should mention “paragraph breaks”

If I don't overlook something obvious meta.askubuntu.com/editing-help does not mention paragraph breaks at all. Neither how they are considered useful instead of wasting space nor how one creates ...
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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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A call to uphold accessibility by not shortening links to “here”

As far as I see there has been some discussion about the shortening of links. While keeping the complete URL visible in the post can clearly be distracting (especially when used inline), I want to ...
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What to do for an answer I gave that I can't update?

Please take a look at my answer to gnome-terminal tabs are very dark, difficult to tell which tab is in use. I'm now using Lubuntu and don't use GNOME terminal or gedit. For this reason, I won't be in ...
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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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When should one answer their own question rather than build on what is already there?

Let me put this forward with an example... I was stuck on an SSH issue on my Ubuntu server. I then got a few comments from one user and an answer from another. I thought that the answer gave me ...
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Should posts be edited to have readable links?

When reading, i find it infuriating to see links posted http://www.example.com/ rather than Example. Should questions and answers be edited to make links more readable, or is this not really seen as ...
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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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When correcting a vital typo via edit, how to bypass 6-character limit on edits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make small but important edits? Say that you have the prototype scenario in Why the minimum 6 characters limit on edits: someone has written rm -rf / foo instead of rm -...
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Is it selfish or ridiculous to rewrite a question towards your answer?

Let's assume the OP asks something regarding an issue or a plain question without any suggestion towards a solution to how. E.g. revision 1 of this example question: Add repositories to synaptic ...
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Is it ludicrous to start posting an answer “please wait, I'm writing…”?

See the first revision of this answer, quoting completely: I'm not really sure if you can do it in a terminal, but with my iMac I used tabbing instead. (please wait, I'm writing the post...) ...
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How important is it to edit out unnecessary criticism or praise?

Occasionally, there are legitimate questions asked but these maybe embellished with a lot of personal detail more suited to a blog, such as unnecessary criticism of the software in question. By "...
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Other users can edit my questions?

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, and to these forums and one thing that I have found to be a bit disturbing is that other people (including myself which is more oddness) can edit other peoples questions. Is ...
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Don't have 2K reputations, so cannot correct a single typo which is bizzare

Before asking this question, I was to the question exact duplicate of this. I don't have 2K reputation, so every edit I do requires a minimum of 6 characters to be edited. However I came across this ...
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Warnings and meta information in question

Referring to this question: How to enable root login? (and this edit of that question). There is an added remark in this question which doesn't seem to belong in the the body of a question: Mod ...
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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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How much markup is tolerated?

Recently we see edit suggestions that mainly format text with a lot of markup that to my opinion do not always increase but sometimes reduce the clarity of a post. People do have a different view on ...
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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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What is peer review?

What is peer review? I always see this quote on a statement after edit a post. And how much reputation user can do the peer review? This is the example: Thanks for your edit! This edit will be ...
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My question and answers are being changed without explanation by another user

I asked a question, and it got a lot of answers. Two of which were better than the others. Now, I believe both the question and the best answers are being stripped of essential details. I rolled back ...
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How to comment out edits in Ask Ubuntu?

But I have this post that I would like to upkeep Now that I built Unity How do I Install it? Now every time that I edit it (for the future or in the future) I would Like to put some commented code in ...
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Can somebody fix a miss-spell in a command?

Why can't I set screen brightness? The last line says sudo update-grup and it needs to say sudo update-grub. I cannot change or propose a one letter change but it is incorrect.
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When a post is edited, deny other users who want to edit the exact same post [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Another user Is editing this post” warning It sometimes happen when I am editing a post, that I can't save the edit because somebody else also started editing the post. Could ...
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Editing an answer (or question) can make it get more upvotes. Shouldn't the editor also get credit for these later upvotes?

Editing can substantially change an answer or question. These changes, if accepted, may increase the value of the answer/question and the number the up-votes it gets. These should be reflected in the ...
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How do we handle edits that seem to intentionally add inflammatory language?

The question in question is: What is zeitgeist used for? Check the edit history for details, but essentially: Question asked likening Ubuntu using Zeitgeist to God-lessness. Attempt to ...
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Is it acceptable to make small edits?

If a user edits an answer to make a small edit that increases the aesthetic value of it. Should it be acceptable? NOTE: this is not a duplicate of: How to make small but important edits? That ...
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Should one edit answer to own question?

Is it good practice to edit answer to ones own question? Suppose some one gives a good answer to an OP's question and the OP edits that answer. Is it considered a good practice?
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Should a second, short edit be awarded with reputation points?

See this answer. I edited an answer. This edit was accepted, and I was granted 2 reputation points. Thirty minutes later, I realized that I made a small mistake. So I re-edited the question. This ...
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An answer I provided has been edited and approved. Do I need to do anything?

An edit has been made to my answer to this question. It has already been approved by Jorge Castro and I agree with the edits. Do I need to do anything more?
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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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How do I edit my original question without rolling back?

I asked a question and subsequently a user (and then another one) edited my question. Their edits were tags (thank you) and formatting, both of which I really liked, but I have noticed a grammatical ...
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Software Installation Icon is invisible after posting but visible while editing

This question is corresponding to the edit by Eliah Kagan to my answer to Is it possible to have a small indicator showing that updates are available (red for security updates) instead of having ...