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Should I edit posts to improve clarity?

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 ...
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Stop editing capitalization and grammar for cryin out loud

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, ...
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Is it okay to ask the OP inside your answer to accept and upvote it?

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 ...
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Is it okay to ask the OP inside your answer to accept and upvote it?

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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Proposed edit rejected - new edition is almost the same and didn't solve some problems

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 ...
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Stop editing capitalization and grammar for cryin out loud

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. ...
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Should I edit posts to improve clarity?

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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10 votes
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Approved edits and reputation issue

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 ...
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Are edits like this OK?

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 ...
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Should we rollback the edits by editors other than original poster which might make answers controversial?

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, ...
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What does it mean when my question is "edited" and how can I investigate?

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 ...
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Is it okay to ask the OP inside your answer to accept and upvote it?

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 ...
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Want to improve this question? Update the question so it focuses on one problem only by editing this post

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 ...
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What does it mean when my question is "edited" and how can I investigate?

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, ...
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Is it useful/needed to include Wikipedia links for hardware information?

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 ...
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How come some questions I can't edit?

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 ...
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Should I edit posts to improve clarity?

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 ...
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Want to improve this question? Update the question so it focuses on one problem only by editing this post

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. ...
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Should I edit posts to improve clarity?

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,...
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Is it useful/needed to include Wikipedia links for hardware information?

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 ...
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The in-review-queues edit layout is different from the normal (out-of-review-queues) edit layout on mobile. How can I always use the former?

I'm not able to reproduce your issue exactly (it looks like the desktop website is on in your second screenshot), but I indeed get two different interfaces when trying to edit posts in and out of a ...
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Is it useful/needed to include Wikipedia links for hardware information?

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 ...
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askubuntu.com rule idea: Don't edit post titles unless you read the body first

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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