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Why was "Thanks for your help!" edited out of this question?

It's superfluous text. Greetings and salutations on questions are routinely edited out because they clutter the Q & A goal of Stack Exchange. AFAIK it is done on all stacks, atleast the four I've ...
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How can I help? Novice in Electrical

You are not a novice user. You have been around for nearly two years. On every StackExchange site on which you've posted questions, you have been told patiently how to improve them, and how to ...
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An illegal dyad as a teaching paradigm?

You have already been told that we (mods) have been drafting something for discussion here on Meta regarding this. Your claims about electronics terminology breaking the law, are interesting but ...
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Why do edits bump posts to front page

I actually applied this edit just now. The reason given by winny is not in line with the review model used here, as seen at https://electronics.stackexchange.com/help/editing . And stack exchange ...
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Improving badly-lit photographs of paper taken with a cellphone

Yes, there is. I have created a procedure based on ImageMagick that seems to do a good job. You can see examples here: original vs improved, and also here (original vs improved). The process is to ...
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Why do edits bump posts to front page

Why do edits bump posts to front page? I'm aware of two reasons why edits bump the posts to front page. Edit may have brought additional information, which makes the question more answerable. ...
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Edits just for style?

As I am probably one of the "enthusiastic editors" mentioned in another answer, I'll explain myself. I don't edit for reputation, as I don't gain any by editing. I was an editor of technical ...
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Should an OP be able to edit answers to their own question?

There is already a mechanism that requires sufficient rep to edit answers. If your rep is too low, then edits go onto a review queue instead of just happening. That lets others who presumably know ...
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My great question is downvoted and wrong answered

What should i do? You should move on. Your questions are being downvoted because of your rants and unprofessional comments, not because of some conspiracy or: (from your prior comments) ...
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Editing Answers

Here's my view (and the solution below the heading): To what extent is editing answers allowable? Not much! We have to remember that it's their answer, so we have to be sure that they wouldn't (or, ...
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What should I edit in my previous questions?

I didn't down vote any of your questions (or answers,) but I can see why you might not have gotten any upvotes: Language problems. It looks to me like English is not your native language. You use ...
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Edits just for style?

As another frequent editor, I'll add my take. Regarding question titles, I tend to view question titles less as a "title" and more as a brief summary of the post in question form. I won't ...
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I can't edit my old schematics

The problem appears to be that in older CircuitLab schematics, the image was saved as https:..., but in newer schematics, the image is saved as http:... Changing the text in the markup from https to ...
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How can I help? Novice in Electrical

This is getting ridiculous. You have clearly learned nothing from your previous questions here. Attempting to answer this question would be pointless, and just repeating what was previously said ...
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Edits allowed after 5 minutes

The time limit exists because if you do go back and edit the comment, the comments that follow will no longer make sense. Chaos quickly ensues. Moderators do have the ability to edit comments (...
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I can't edit my old schematics

tl;dr: The fix should be out in production now. Please let me know if you're still seeing issues with schematic-related links. Big thanks to Math Keeps Me Busy for the HTTP vs HTTPS pointer. I'm not ...
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Why do edits bump posts to front page

Nick is right, and this has been addressed on the main meta a few times. Having the edits bumping the question is a good thing. However, he didn't address that part: this incentive to reject edits ...
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What to do when questioner edits question into oblivion?

A user vandalizing their own question is common enough. After a question is posted, it's no longer "owned" by the person who posted it so there's no reason to treat an edit from OP different than an ...
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An illegal dyad as a teaching paradigm?

If we are to discuss the use of master/slave terminology, we should address it because some people consider it inflammatory language, racially insensitive, or simply that it makes them feel bad in ...
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Edits just for style?

What's the official stance here? I don't think EE.SE has an official stance on editing for style. The only documentation I can find regarding editing is: privileges/edit. It does not explicitly ...
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Why do edits bump posts to front page

I edit a lot of questions. I try to focus primarily on newer questions as I encounter them. However, if I'm doing research and come across an older question that needs cleanup, I will do so. My view ...
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Edits allowed after 5 minutes

Comments are transitory. They're not for adding content. Questions & answers should stand on their own merits. Minor mistakes in comments can just be 'corrected' by adding another comment. You can ...
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Edits allowed after 5 minutes

This doesn't answer your question, but is intended to clear up some confusion. You are allowed to edit a comment you wrote within 5 minutes of originally posting it. There is no restriction on the ...
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Rejected blockquote suggested edit

Nope. I would have accepted the edit. If you're quoting a block of text you should use the correct markdown - especially important when the whole answer is a quote. Not only for visibility, but to ...
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Self-answer as an edit within the question

I wouldn't worry about it. No, there's no way to convert an edit into an answer, even for diamond mods. And the OP is around, so there's some hope he'll take the suggestion in your comment.
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Why did my suggested edit to improve a good question get rejected?

I'm one of the reviewers who rejected the edit. I thought the edited title and the last statement were improvements but, unless I was and still am missing something, the information in the paragraph ...
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Should a moderator change the meaning of an answer?

This is what happened. There was a flag raised on the post due to the content, I edited the post and handled the flag. The bot deleted the post, and I felt that was a bit unfair so I undeleted the ...
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Should a moderator change the meaning of an answer?

That looks to have been an inadvertent / unintentional change of meaning in that edit, which I believe was only intended to remove the problematic word. I agree with your suggested wording and I have ...
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Should I edit questions to place a large image below the text?

It's an opinion based edit that adds nothing significant to the question. Unless paired with another edit, it should be rejected. Specifically under the edit queue, it would fall under: Sidenote: ...
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