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When (if ever) is it justifiable for an editor to change the entire body of a question while retaining the question title?

The issue comes up in the case of The meaning of the American idiom "pot calling the kettle black" which has just been placed on hold as being off-topic because the body of the question ...
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Why does an edit have to be at least 6 characters? [duplicate]

The 6-character minimum requirement for edits means that you can't fix spelling errors in a post. What is the reasoning behind this?
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Should I flag a poor answer as not an answer?

I don't know the answer to this question. I'm torn on the abilities I now have and know I can edit an answer, flag an answer, and downvote an answer (or ignore). I don't really want to flag ...
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Editing policy for responses to Questions: should we allow the edit to change the response?

I am aware that we already have this question about editing OP posts, but I would like to raise a similar issue about editing answers to the OP. I recently had a response edited in this thread, where ...
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Why can't I edit these closed questions?

I opened up the untagged tag to clear it out. I came across two question that I could not edit: Help with this strange wording “…on the wrong side of God” [closed] What is “Development of ...
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Stats: 'No. of posts edited' -- where do I find this?

Statistics: I am not very sure where the correct, current figure for the number of posts I have 'edited' at a given time is. The head revisions under activity on the profile page does not seem to ...
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Where did Lauren Ψ go?

I realized that I still have more edits than Lauren, surprisingly. I also couldn't remember the last time I'd seen her edit, so I checked her activity page, which shows that she hasn't edited ...
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Number of users who edit a question and CW questions

I am used to the fact that when 5 different users edit a question, that is automatically changed to a CW question. Is this still valid? Does the number of editors include also the OP?
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Is the edit queue full?

I ask because I am not seeing an edit link on posts here on Meta.English. If it's not, why can't I suggest edits on Meta.English? I can do it on the main English.SE site.
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What should be done about in-answer or in-question greetings?

I have seen a few questions or answers with "Hello!" or "Hi!" in them. Is it safe to ignore these or should I edit them out? And, since they are new users, is there a tactful way to respond while ...
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How to undo a question edit on a different user's question (or answer) in stackexchange sites

If I edit someone else's question and my edit goes into peer review, but then I realize that the edit was unnecessary, how do I undo the previous edit?
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Is any grammar edit to the title really too trivial for EL&U?

I agree with the policy on trivial edits, but is a title edit for grammar too trivial for EL&U? Hypothetically - should the web site host questions with grammar that might be construed as ...
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Should I edit a question to address a new concern or create a new one?

Say, there is "maxim" vs "aphorism" question. I want to know the difference between "tenet" and "maxim". Do I edit the first question, extending it with the new concern, or create a new one?
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Editing strictly for style [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What emphasis to use when referring to words? I’m primarily active over on StackOverflow, forgive me if I am unfamiliar with the conventions here. In an answer, I used the ...
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When a user changes your edits back to their original, pre-edit form

I noticed that a user posted an answer that was obviously grammatically incorrect, so I decided to make an edit/correction, and question where they had found the definition and why they would put it ...
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Don't show the "Edit Summary" field the first time a post is edited within the grace period

When you edit a post within the 5 minutes period, the new edit is not considered a new edit, and a new revision is not created. If you just created a post, and then you edit it before 5 minutes are ...
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What to do about incorrect edits?

In my answer here I used the word acronym to describe the term ACL, which is a term formed from the first letters of the words Access Control List and is pronounced ā'si'ɛl. According to Difference ...
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[Etiquette]Edit our answer with information from another answer?

I made an answer for Appropriate preposition to go with "concerned", and noted that although I acknowledged that for could be used, I didn't knew in which context. In the meantime, Dan Ray ...
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Should we limit the number of edits per day on old questions?

Editing a question has the effect of bumping it on top of the front page. Should we limit the number of edits done on old questions? Bumping forty old questions in the front page has just the effect ...
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Editing questions: Good practice to bold key phrase or sentence in example?

In this question the OP wrote a lengthy example, hidden in which was a longish sentence that illustrated his question. Diverse fields such as medicine, sociology, and marketing require the ...
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Titles that do not describe the question properly should be edited

Before asking my latest question, I searched for "compound sentence conjunction". Most of the questions' title were so uninformative that I had to click through each time to know whether my question ...
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Reputation for editing questions

I think it could be months before people can edit questions and start fixing things like "english" instead of "English." While the site is still new, can the rules on who can edit questions be ...

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