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You can if you want to. Frankly, they don't seem to be all that bothersome here on EE.SE, and it's thankless work. I generally do it only if I'm already editing a post for some other reason.


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If you feel its worth your time, go right ahead. It would keep valid questions from otherwise being down voted and close voted to hell. That's what the editing privilege is for, improving posts. I've done it. I've seen others do it. Some of us do the same for pictures a new user links to but can't add directly due to not enough rep.


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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 contribute more meaningfully. You simply have not listened to any of the feedback you've been given. Earning reputation should not be the end-goal of being on these ...


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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 been on regularly. Meta.SE on the subject Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? is a bit contentious, not ...


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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 first crop the image to remove all extraneous stuff outside the boundaries of the paper. For example, on the second one, I used: convert -crop 3456x2000+0+1800 ...


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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 actively supports the editing and bumping of old questions as a goal, so much as to offer badges to reward that behavior. Not wanting to see a question bumped is ...


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I prefer to inline the link where the part number first appears. I'm using an LM317 as a constant current source to... Either way, it's truly thankless work, and no one will give you crap for improving questions.


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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. Bumping to front page, increase the exposure of the question. Maybe someone would post answers given the new information. The edit may be malicious: spam, content ...


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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) Question seems to be downvoted by this "non-inv-amplifier zealot", and he is suspected to have subcontrolled accounts, or some how else meaningly affect performance, ...


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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 the system more than someone with low rep decide whether the edit is something that should be allowed. This apparently worked, since you said it was a pending ...


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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, objectively, couldn't) disagree with any changes we make. So... Fix a broken link? Yes. Improve ambiguous or poor grammar, when we're sure we know what it ...


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I think this is fine, as long as the tag doesn't provide context that only exists in the tag. Specifically, some users will ask a question that doesn't mention Arduino at all, but they include the tag arduino. In that case, consider adding a sentence to the question that either fills in the generic context needed (e.g. 5V I/O) or states that it's with an ...


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Anything that looks like a suspicious behavior pattern should be brought to the attention of the moderators by flagging the post(s) involved. Explain in the flag exactly what you think is wrong. We have access to additional tools that can confirm or deny the pattern, and then we can take appropriate action.


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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 (without a time limit), and sometimes we'll clean up a comment thread that has some obvious misspellings and the subsequent confusion. You can flag a comment if you ...


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I have rejected those edits. However, I've typed in the custom reason, and I'm surprised that these cookie cutter reasons got stored. If it was a miss-click on my part, I apologize. The custom reason I've typed in was along the lines of: "This edit does not cover Fe - iron as element or material, which is used in magnetic cores, among other places. This ...


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It's by design of the entire site/network. Basically, any edits have to be made, or be approved by, "trusted community members". If it gets through, and you don't agree, roll it back and move on. Who makes sure that proposed edits are good? Any user can propose edits, but not all edits are publicly visible immediately. If a user has less than 2,...


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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 anyway. Go read the previous answers: Low quality question tag? My question banned is still active after months? Why is this question still gettng downvoted? Or ...


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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 due to edits bumping threads seems wrong. I agree with your point of view here. Rejecting your edit (which indeed makes the question a bit easier to read) ...


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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 edit from someone else. Once a question has been answered it should not be removed unless it's off-topic or breaks any other policy. Stack Exchange's goal is to ...


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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 always delete your own comments if you want to. It seems to me that making comments perpetually editable would turn SE into more of a forum & less of a Q&...


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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 is that improving readability and quality overall contribute to the professionalism of the site. I've once or twice read comments to the effect that my edit ...


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Even if the question does NOT depend on the specifics of the Arduino hardware/software development environment, the tag still provides an important clue about what type of answer the person asking the question needs. Like it or not, Arduino users for the most part are NOT engineers, and won't be helped by an engineering answer. They often need answers that ...


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I agree with @Keelan completely. Sometimes questions only have one minor issue, such as a typo or non-capitalized "I". These are the ones I wish would not bubble up to the top of the active questions queue when edited, but nevertheless I feel should be corrected. I've come across several posts that were previously edited, and only certain things were fixed. ...


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To answer your questions: How can I do that (edit a question while there's another edit pending review)? You can't. Unless you're a moderator, that is. You'll have to wait for the edit to be accepted or rejected before you can edit the post. That's not usually a problem here, as the Suggested Edits review queue is almost always empty (sigh!). Wait 5 or ...


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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 number of edits, and the time since the last edit is not relevant. After the 5 minute edit window, you can't change the comment anymore. You can, however, ...


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One thing to keep in mind is that new users are limited to two links per post, and it can be a tricky choice when you're trying to reference several things. If you edit the post to add more links and they accept your edit, the links limit will still be enforced and that will mess up the post.


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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 allow users to customize the style, and allow for screen readers and people with vision impairment to more easily distinguish between quoted and original content. ...


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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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