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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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Offensive comment as Post edit: A way to escape with Untracked crime

As to what you should choose. Vandalism would be the correct choice here, per it's description: This edit introduces spam, defaces the post in some way, or is otherwise inappropriate. You can ...
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What to do with <!-- language: bash --> edits?

Yes, syntax highlighting of anything more than a couple of lines is a readability improvement. While the software used to apply syntax highlighting isn't all that great, it has rendered obvious some ...
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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 to do with "half-hearted" edit suggestions?

I just click Improve edit, edit it to be what I want it to be and then leave the following canned comment: @WhoeverMadeTheEdit Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! **;-)** Could you please review my [edits]() and ...
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What to do with <!-- language: bash --> edits?

Just look at the examples. Does it matter? If you are used to read syntax highlighting in a specific language: YES The other way around, on e.g. a .desktop file, (default bash) highlighting can be ...
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Is it okay to rename questions when the title doesn't reflect what OP really wants to know?

Well, as a general principle, if any question has a bad title that won't lead others to find its answers*, then please try to fix it. When people search in search engines or within the site, we want ...
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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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Should the OP really approve/reject a suggested edit in one review?

The difference between our edits is mine didn't have to go through the review queue so the OP couldn't reject it. Yours would have likely passed if it weren't for the OP. It was a good edit. That ...
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Is this screenshot uncool?

I would not characterize that small summer breeze image as "going off the rails" or "uncool." When it comes to that picture, I don't think you need to worry about anything so serious. In my opinion, ...
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How to tell an editor they are doing something consistently wrong?

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. ...
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Should I approve these small edits in the review queue?

Disclaimer: I'm not a mod, so just sharing what I do: If those edits are the only edits the post needs: Approve If those are just some minor formatting and the post needs major rework: Reject In-...
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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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Why did the "community" user reject my edits?

Each of those pages tell you: This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit. In practice that means: somebody started editing before you submitted your edit and they didn't require approval for ...
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Let's agree on some commonly accepted formatting guidelines

Keyboard keys should be enclosed in <kbd> and </kbd> so that it is Esc and not Esc or Esc. (This is one formatting item that has terrible discover-ability in Stack-flavored Markdown, IMO)
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What to do with "half-hearted" edit suggestions?

I try to assess how much thought/work the suggestor has put into the edit. if there is real improvement but some things have been left out I either approve or improve/approve if I encounter a ...
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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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Should single tag edits be approved?

Should [sip] edits be approved? You should just "evaluate each edit in isolation. Approve if the edit is good, improve if it can be improved, reject if it's detrimental to the post and reject and ...
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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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Should 'he' to 'they' edits be accepted?

As a general answer, I would personally accept it if I'm reviewing and it's just a one-off. But if I see several of the edits by the same user, I would reject them with a custom message with something ...
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Is it okay to rename questions when the title doesn't reflect what OP really wants to know?

Yes it is, and you should definitely do that. I do things like that all the time, it's common that OP doesn't know exactly what he's asking for when he phrases his question, even more when he writes ...
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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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Should such minor question edits actually count and accepted as edits?

In both cases, it isn't the OP who made the secondary edits you refer to, but another user who was reviewing your suggested edit. Reviewers other than the OP must have 2000 reputation. At that level, ...
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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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Edit proposed by anonymous user ?

"Proposed by an anonymous user" means the edit was suggested by someone who wasn't signed into an Ask Ubuntu account. It's possible to contribute to Stack Exchange sites without having an account, and ...
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Why was this small but important edit rejected?

In such situations, I recommend including a more specific explanation in the edit summary when resubmitting the edit. Also, in general, I recommend including specific explanations in edit summaries ...
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What to do with "half-hearted" edit suggestions?

If you're saying the edit actually improves the post, I don't believe it's fair to reject it. Someone may not know how formatting works in the editor, but is very good at English and only improves a ...
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What counts as a "controversial" edit?

All of the edits in that list were approved by some users but rejected by others. It looks like what makes them controversial is that at least one user disagreed with the decision taken by others. ...
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Should such minor question edits actually count and accepted as edits?

muru's answer is all true, but I just want to add some extra information, as the edits you linked are done by a user with the edit privilege. And before answering your question, I want to explain how ...
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Let's agree on some commonly accepted formatting guidelines

This is a wiki, so anyone can add issues they face with edits to one answer to keep it tidy. What are the most common issues you encounter while approving suggested edits that deal with formatting? ...

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible