Step 0. Don't get in an edit war.
The very first time somebody deliberately rolls back your edit (I'm not talking about accidental overwriting), leave them a comment asking what's going on and explain your edit. If the edit is urgent push it again, if it's not, wait.
If they can't be reasoned with, flag it up and we'll take a look and take a firmer approach (...
So, is this a policy on AU? Has the community decided that it prefers images over text?
Of course not. Everything you've said is true in most cases. I'm certain there are some cases where a screenshot does make an amount of sense (illustrations to demonstrate a command's coloured output for example) but when we're talking about things that a user might want ...
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 from "approved edit suggestions". Knowing this, when you reach 2k rep, you will no longer be able to suggest edits on posts, instead you will be able to edit them ...
The presumption with this answer is the editing of this:
The key parts of the FAQ are these quotes:
Civility is required at all times; rudeness will not be tolerated.
Treat others with the same respect you’d want them to treat you
because we’re all here to learn, together. Be tolerant of ...
<2k users have to justify their edits to the review queue. Once you cross that and earn the Edit privilege you no longer have to explicitly explain everything you do.
That said, if you're pushing major edits around on other people's posts, be courteous and explain what and why you're doing something. Doesn't need to be a book, just a note so they ...
Flag it. Never let it go that far. And that applies to both parties. This got far sillier than it needed to.
We can hopefully give a reasoned opinion and if you don't care for that, you can come to meta to discuss the contended issue.
"Help me please", "anticipated thanks", "my immortal and cool name", taglines, salutations, etc. are just noise, they don't add anything to the question and should go. Also, check tagging and title when proposing suggested edits, fix as many problems as you can find in the post.
Relevant What should be edited out of the questions/anwers/posts in general?
As a general rule, code should be used exclusively for things that a computer would understand. This includes code, commands, paths, package names etc. URLs don't need it but it's OK to use them to avoid making the URL into a link.
What you should never do is use code for emphasis, to highlight an important part of your post. That is just ugly and makes ...
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 for some people. That's not nearly enough time to get everything right, or more importantly, for the system to notice a problem (in appropriate edits, etc).
Add the line <!-- language: <language_string> --> (where <language_string> is the string identifying the language) before the start of the code, and make sure that the code itself has an empty line before it:
<!-- language: <language_string> -->
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 your post. Explain the problem and we'll find the rustiest spoon available to "deal with" the problem. We're good at wet work. Use us.
On a slightly different ...
Yes, absolutely edit it to add more information; this is encouraged and is the proper way to get a question answered!
The trick is to just not make trivial edits, add as much information as you can. Keep on editing with as much information as you can.
(You can start by linking your question in your post!)
This is where the @ replies come in handy.
Users become eligible for an @ reply on a post if they do one of the following things:
Vote to close the post.
Edit the post.
Comment on the post.
So in this case including @username in a comment will ping the user. Write out a nice message explaining what they did wrong and what they should change and ...
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 leads to an edit to improve the clarity or cover additional information. Sometimes the comment provides additional info that prompts me to point the one leaving ...
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 or are you complaining about how the CLI method is inferior or are you complaining about the question being too broad? I'll try to address these all.
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 of
read a basic bash programming manual
especially when bolded is borderline rude. Much better would be to help by adding a link to a Bash guide that we ...
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 special.
So yes, please, correct any tagging issues you see!
Upvote number 2, also I have edited out the attempt to merge the answers, as this does a disservice to the person who originally answered with answer 2 and gives votes to a mostly old answer that just happens to have the check mark - if answer one dosnt work anymore downvote it, or edit only to fix that method. If you have a new method use a new answer.
When editing posts I try to do as little as possible to clarify the question.
Grammar spelling - go ahead and fix.
Fix quotes or more often code blocks - go for it.
I will delete inappropriate language, email addresses, or personal information (phone numbers).
I flag spam.
If it goes beyond that, I usually add a comment asking the OP for clarification.
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 example is a judicious edit - I didn't actually rollback here)
A Critical Reply to a Critical Note
I can understand that it is frustrating as a new user to see your questions edited. If you stick around long enough on this website you will see that it really is a community and that you can be part of this community.
The rules about quality are very strict (and your question absolutely needed to be edited to meet those ...
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, the 1000 cap is correct.
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 answer and invoke good and clear answers.
If you play a role in improving the quality of questions (and answers), you are doing a job of major importance, and ...
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 agree with you that removing it does potential answerers and future visitors a favour by making it easier to find the key parts. Make sure you keep all the ...
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 information in the title also hopefully suggests to those people suffering from slow wifi who might be interested in this question that they need to investigate ...
The censorship sucks on this site.
We do not do censorship. The users that do edit do that to improve questions and answers so that -others- do no need to read all kinds of junk before getting to the actual question to a problem.
That is cleaning your house and not censorship.
What happened to freedom of speech over here?
There is no freedom of ...
I'm writing this incident-unseen as a general reply. Please edit your question to include some of the problems you've been experiencing and we can address those properly.
Why do people think they have a freedom of speech everywhere? You're on a private site, not something owned by your government. You have no rights here. Your access to the site is granted ...