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Is it ok for my reputation to be edit-based?

Yes, it is totally fine. Besides, reputation from edits are capped at 1000. So after your 500th edit suggestions, you will stop getting reputation. Also you do not get reputation from edits, but ...
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Is translating posts using Google Translate acceptable?

NO. Sorry, but no. If the OP is so lazy they can't even be bothered to try and use Google Translate themselves, then we should absolutely not do it for them. As you say, Google Translate translations ...
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Is it ok for my reputation to be edit-based?

Well the community needs your grammatical skill as much as it needs a knowledge of Ubuntu. Good question and answers are no use if no one can understand them.
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Editor Privilege?

Features like this are put behind an experience wall because we want experience. Both technical with the subject matter, and with the system. 150 good edits is equivalent a weekend of contact time ...
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What should I do if someone makes a bad edit to my post?

Functionally speaking Zanna's answer is good... Although I would beg you avoid rollback wars. That is to say if they rollback your rollback, don't rollback again. Raise a flag for a moderators on ...
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Bad admin choices regarding a compound question

The body of your question doesn't really seem to relate to the title. You also don't really seem to be asking a question in the first place. Are you complaining about how Thomas rolled back your edit ...
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An appeal to low rep users!

Improving poor answers is what typically makes high rep users out of low rep users. I look closely at any and all critical comments and determine a course of action based on what's said. Often this ...
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Does this sound a bit condescending?

The question indicates that the OP may have not yet achieved in depth knowledge of Bash programming. The recommendation to read some Bash manual is therefore obvious. But I understand that the wording ...
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Should tags be edited out from a question if they appear irrelevant?

You should absolutely remove irrelevant tags, wrong tags, add missing tags and anything else that makes the question better. Collaborative editing is a big part of the SE model and tags are not ...
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What should I do if someone makes a bad edit to my post?

You should "rollback" the edit if someone damages your post. Click on the 'edited * ago' link under the post then find the revision you want to go back to and click 'rollback' (By the way, this ...
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Is it ok for my reputation to be edit-based?

Just to add another way of saying it: The longer you are on this site, the more you realize that good questions are the key to a better quality of the site. Good questions are clear about what to ...
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Is it ok for my reputation to be edit-based?

Trust isn't only about knowledge of Ubuntu. It's also about being a helpful person who has the community's best interest at heart. So the reputation you gain from editing is well deserved. That said, ...
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Should long questions be edited if parts prove irrelevant?

A question should probably in general be as short as it can be while including all the relevant detail needed to answer. If you are sure some piece of information you've included isn't needed, then I ...
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Should we roll up the details in this question into its title?

YES!! Please do make edits like that. As it is anyone suffering from slow wifi is likely to click hopefully on that question and the majority of them will be wasting their time. Putting hardware ...
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Why were my edit suggestions of fixing URL rejected?

As you know, I am one of the reviewers who rejected (both of) your attempts to apply this edit. I think it is far from obvious that the specific change made here is correct or even safe. There are ...
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Please explain the rejected outcome for this suggested edit

The edit suggestion obviously improved the post and should have been approved. I approved it and made some further changes. I also edited the answer slightly. My take: it is always worthwhile to ...
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Messages to close voters in questions: are they OK?

We encourage users to explain what they've tried, what didn't work. In the case of something like your example: CLOSE VOTERS: please don't close this as duplicate because it is not because A,B,C. ...
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What is our site policy on code/command edits?

TL;DR I don't think there is a detailed site policy and I don't want there to be one, because it would be too complex to codify*. No policy, however sensitively and scrupulously defined and flexibly ...
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Should I give extra information on an existing question when I have the same problem on a different version of Ubuntu?

Unless the question is yours to begin with, do not add your own debugging information or information about the system you use to the question. Editing a question to add that information implies you ...
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Does this sound a bit condescending?

It is a bit condescending... but that's not against the rules. It comes as both part of an answer to the question, and in answer to a question from somebody starting out with Bash scripting. ...
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Standards for editing

I want to focus first on one of your questions that I consider very important: Links: should they be shown like "I followed this link" or like "I followed https://foo". It is true that ...
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Should edits get some rep for upvotes?

I think you get the wrong idea of what actually is the function of an edit. An edit should contribute to the clarity of a post. A good edit may also clarify that the question is a bad one. Sharing ...
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What is best practice for writing commands? With $ or without $?

The rule of thumb is: if you are only showing the command, don't show the prompt ($). If you are showing the command and its output, use the prompt to distinguish between them. For example: To foo ...
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Where to use blockquotes, pre formatted text and bold

Thanks for asking. Indicating what the text is, and making it readable as such, rather than emphasising it, is the most important function of formatting. In general, if you are not completely sure ...
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Can't format question properly because of character limit

This is indeed an annoying problem. I think your edit removing some parts of the output which were unnecessary was fine. It was also a good idea to leave a note of what you had removed, because ...
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Community consensus regarding using backticks or 4 spaces for code

My personal preference is to use the triple backtick as that's the most common way to set code blocks in Markdown outside of Stack Exchange. I find it much easier to use. When I am editing someone ...
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Bad admin choices regarding a compound question

Three separate problems, entwined: You removed half their answer and replaced it with a signpost. We have enough problems from new link-only answers. Let's not edit in any more, thanks. That the ...
Oli's user avatar
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Why limit edits?

Because moderators and 2K+ users have enough to deal with already. It's not a good feeling coming on to the site and then seeing 70 or so edits in the queue that all need to have both versions read, ...
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Add icon to the composing editor to format keyboard shortcuts

There's an app for that! https://stackapps.com/q/3341/17253 And an extension, too: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/kbd-button-for-stack-exch/ignlodfdkifdjomipiamkaaoiokkjlok And here's ...
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Reputation points and badges not incremented

status-bydesign on both the badge and reputation counts. The Badge Keep in mind that the requirements for the Copy Editor Badge are as follows (bold emphasis mine): Edit 500 posts (excluding own ...
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