Questions tagged [editing]

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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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Should re-tagging really be considered as edit?

I have seen recently that, When I re-tag a question, It is considered as edit. Then I can even reverse my vote on that question. I have a feeling that, It should not be considered as edit since, 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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How can get past 5 edits

Sometimes, I need to edit multiple answers, (updates, changes, new ways, etc.). But I found out that I could only do 5 edits per day. How can get past this: You have already edited 5 of your own ...
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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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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 ...
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Editing race condition?

OP and I both edited this question at the exact same second. My revision is shown, but the revision history says OP's is the most recent. I think this is a bug, since the most recent revision should ...
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Should I edit or re-ask my question?

If I edit my question after attempting to fix a problem and the problem still exists does my question still get answered or do I have to re-ask the question?
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What should I do about edit suggestions being rejected?

One of the members who has a higher reputation than me rejects my edits on the wrong basis. I know that on this site, we write Ubuntu and not ubuntu. Even when I write ubuntu, other members correct it....
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Changing "yesterday", "today", etc in Title to actual date

I was recently inconvenienced by Titles or Question bodies that say "a couple of days ago", "Yesterday" or "Today" because I was forced to scroll down to see question asked date and do some mental ...
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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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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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Tag Wiki Edits on Ask Ubuntu Mobile

Ask Ubuntu mobile does not let you make tag edits, you have to switch to the full site, make the edits, and switch back. And the editor is temperamental on my mobile browser, sometimes working and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Editing questions results in 404

I edited this question. But after saving the edit, I got a 404 page. The question was not deleted in the mean time.
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Editing: leave OP's original language [duplicate]

I was going to edit this post. My first thought was to delete the portion with the native language that OP posted. Googling it, it seems to be Norwegian. He provided a translation, that I was going to ...
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Made two edits within two minutes, but they weren't merged [duplicate]

I'm used to editing then noticing something small I missed and quickly editing again. Normally the second edit is merged with the first as long as it's within a grace period of 5 minutes, but I just ...
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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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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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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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"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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Unwanted edits to my question in ask Ubuntu

I recently asked a question on ask Ubuntu How to tell whether the snap or apt version is being used? which was well received and got two excellent answers and 11 upvotes. Then today, 3 days after it ...
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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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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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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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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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Edited a question, but it doesn't display my name

I edited a question (translated from Italian to English) and my name wasn't shown on the post. Then in my two and a half hours later I noticed that someone else's name is displayed there. How is that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why was this tag deleted and added in the same revision?

After editing a question's tags, its revisions page indicates that the r tag was both removed and added by me. Why wasn't it just left untouched?
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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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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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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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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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Is editing too much, an annoyance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to “over edit”? I'm kind of a perfectionist of sorts when it comes to my writing. I often go back, and edit my posts days later if I notice ...
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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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