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Should I be removing "Thanks!"?

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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Should I edit-in datasheet links straightaway?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Should I edit-in datasheet links straightaway?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Poor abused Arduino tag

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 ...
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Reviewing editors who rewrite with personal suggestions/interpretation

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 ...
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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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Understanding the reason of a tag wiki edit rejection

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 ...
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Editing guidelines

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 ...
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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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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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Poor abused Arduino tag

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 ...
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How to edit a question when another edit is awaiting?

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 ...
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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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Should I edit-in datasheet links straightaway?

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 ...
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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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