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Go for it! That's what edits are for. When you reach 2,000 reputation, you get the ability to edit things without needing to get it reviewed. Editing is a good and important part of the site! Keep it up!


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cOrrect CAPitaliZation and grammar is eXtreMely impotrtant to the understandment opf your posstes, aNd, quit frenkly, iF iT b0thers u that other person took a times too edIt and improvo yours poster, you preBably should post not here be. More seriously, yes, such edits are absolutely encouraged here. We aim to have a higher quality than what you find in ...


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No, that is not acceptable. What I would find perfectly fine and acceptable is a comment asking for acceptance if the OP said the solution works but they didn't bother to accept any answer. That is as much noise as "Please help" in a question, with the added "fault" that it might even imply begging for rep. Edit: besides, that's not even an answer. The OP ...


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It's not the end of the world, but it's definitely noise, so you can edit it out. Thank you for reading my answer. Please like, rate, share, and subscribe.


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I clicked Reject and Edit while reviewing the post. Although the rejection is shown as being done by the Community bot, I'm the one who's responsible for your edit being rejected (whether or not that action ends up being considered the correct one). I rejected the edit because it: applied incorrect formatting to code-like text. If paths are to be ...


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The site is definitely all about iterative edits to the language and substance of its questions and answers, by anyone. That's very much one of the driving ideas behind the Stack Exchange network. Your posts will be edited by people who have the time and will to edit your posts. That's what happens here. That can take some getting used to but the only ...


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Since there are many users worldwide posting here and, many posters are non-native English speakers; editing can be very helpful.


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You can track your reputation at this page. What is shown is that a number of answers and/or questions you've made have recently been deleted either because they or their parent questions were deleted. As such, the reputation you had gained was taken away, and your reputation tab shows this by "deleted post" or "removed" next to the -2 entries. As for ...


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That seems like a great edit to me. It clarified what the OP was after. Both "bully" and "mdk3" are, apparently, Kali tools so the edit just improved the question. I wasn't aware of them, but searching for "bully Linux" or "mdk5 Linux" immediately brings you to the Kali tools. I really don't see what you find objectionable here. If a question is unclear ...


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The edit seemed absolutely fine to me. The only similarity to Zurdo's answer was the (valid) warning about this approach being dangerous and a last resort. The edit simply added that warning, explained what the commands did (which the original did not) and linked to other, better solutions. There was nothing at all controversial and the edit seems like a ...


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Simply, editing means changing. Anyone with less than 2000 reputation can suggest a change to your post. You can approve or reject that. Anyone with more than 2000 reputation can unilaterally change a post without any approval process. People with more than 2000 reputation also will approve the edits made by people with less than 2000. It takes two people ...


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In my opinion, it's not mainly about what you say but how you say it. While reminding new users who might not be familiar with the site yet to accept an answer if it solved their problem, this should always be worded as friendly suggestion, never in imperative and never unconditional. Accepting an answer or not is still only the choice of the question ...


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I am not from this community, but I’m active enough on stack exchange in general that I believe I can answer this correctly. Addressing the question and why it was closed. The question: Hi I'm new to ubuntu world. I have few questions about the software installation in ubuntu: What's the difference between installing a software in ubuntu software center ...


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1 and 2 can be answered by this link which is available as well below your original question. 3 can be answered by looking below your question: One of the overall nice guys on this site (Chili555, our resident WiFi surgeon) edited your question for better readability... For more detailed information go here: https://askubuntu.com/help/editing as per Mark ...


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In my opinion, links should only be added if they are immediately relevant to the question, regardless of where the links point to (can be Wikipedia or Canonical or whatever that is most useful and relevant). Also, adding a hyperlink does in fact affect the readability of a post because it causes the hyperlinked text to be colored differently from the ...


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This happens due to the system; it means that there is an edit already awaiting approval. If you later have more reputation (over 2000) you will be able to review the edits right there and choose action accordingly. You might want to have a look at this post which happened earlier today: Editing a post when there is already an edit waiting for review


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When I edit other people's questions I do so to: Fix formatting issues Remove fluff unrelated to question: "Hey guys, I've heard great things about this site, so I thought I'd step by and tell you about my problem. Well, I run this ______ website, and it's been going for 4 years ago or so, but I've been considering..." "I'd really appreciate any help you ...


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I think you should because I am new to Linux, support forums, and the like. A helpful edit helps me improve my syntax and grammar, thus making my participation more effective. Just do not hurl insults, and I'm sure reasonable people won't mind. Though, keep in mind some people's shorthand may be a sign of where their priorities are, and are thus oblivious to ...


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As one of the reviewers that rejected your edit, I want to clarify the following: As muru commented, the OP was kindly asked to improve their question so it wouldn't be closed as it eventually did. This clearly shows that people tried to help OP improve their question. In my opinion, the question indeed needed more focus. However, in this particular case, ...


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I would typically improve the edit by "removing the cruft" AKA deleting information that doesn't have a direct bearing on the question or answer. Related sources for an answer should be left as is. I think replacing an original dead link with an active one is a good idea. I don't see the point in adding links to an edit unless they serve to support the ...


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This is definitely not spam. But could it be considered a bit too much "affection" for Wikipedia by adding links that might not be relevant Addition of links wasn't sole purpose of edition, he fixed grammar; they're rather bonus, not hurting the post, so if the editor likes it, why not? Are those links actually relevant? Do they improve the post? ...


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In this particular case, I personally believe that the editor should have left a comment requesting clarity and/or flagged it as very low quality.


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