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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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Let's discuss this edit

Here's a question from a new user: About the word "race" when talking about bike headset It looks unclear, and currently has four close votes for Please include the research you’ve done. It ...
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Should I edit this problematic question and fold my own somewhat similar question into it, or just ask my question separately?

I'm looking for a word to encompass position, size, and vector in a cartesian plane, their common characteristic being that they're all expressible as a pair of scalar values. This question is ...
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Why can I edit someone else's post?

By accident, I clicked Edit on someone else's post. I saw my error immediately, because I wanted to edit MY post, not someone else's. Then I wondered, why in the world is this site allowing people to ...
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What does “Edit removed during grace period” mean?

I found this phrase on one of the edits that I made today. What does "Edit removed during grace period" mean? Does it mean that the OP is on kind of suspension and (s)he is not allowed to edit? I ...
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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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Why is this mangled edit “community”?

https://english.stackexchange.com/revisions/123246/4 The title was changed from the OP's Is it rude to say "Thanks for asking"? to Is it okay to ask“ Thank you for asking” I was about to ...
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How do I flag an inappropriate edit?

I'd like to bring an edit to the attention of the moderators. How do I do that? I know how to flag a question, an answer and a comment, but not an edit. (I don't want to get into an edit war.)
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First proposal tag wiki rejected

I added an informative text to a tag which had no excerpt. (click to see the case, should be publicly available) To me this seems a reasonable excerpt which is not superfluous, not harming ...
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Edit rejected: is it possible to respond to this?

The rejection of edits seems to be final. Isn't it possible to argue the case? I have my own rejected edit in mind — suggested edit to: When is a gerund supposed to be preceded by a possessive ...
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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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OP was credited for my edit

Very strange. A few minutes ago, I made an edit to a question. I added the hyperlink to a Wikipedia definition (for sourcing) and slightly changed formatting. Here is my revision (#2): https://...
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In the review queue, getting lots of edits as attempts to reply by an anonymous user.

Lately, I'm seeing lots of attempts to reply by anonymous user. I strongly suspect it's just one anonymous user who's responsible. How can we handle this?
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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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Is a rescue edit possible for this question?

Two users said they had a rescue edit in mind for this question Ghost, I sheet you not. I'm so ready for Halloween but they didn't follow through with attempting to rescue the question (which is ...
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What is the appropriate state of this question regarding feminizing girls?

Is there any verb for making a girl more girly? is closed, but I am having difficulty placing my finger on just why that is. I am not suggesting that it is a great question, but it does seem to meet ...
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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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How to deal with someone that edits their post from time to time just to bump the question to top?

I have noticed that there are members that edit their posts over and over and over again just to add small and petty things for example to italicize a single word or to add a comma or a full stop etc. ...
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Is there a happy medium for editing of post formatting?

This question arose from What are the commonly accepted guidelines specific to this site (2015)?. User A has a strong aesthetic ideal of what posts should look like, in terms of colors, bold, ...
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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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Name & Shame: Top users who don't vote, edit or use the review queues

I think we normally consider a user's reputation to be a fairly faithful representation of a user's value for this site. But it isn't enough. Valuable users of this site post good questions and ...

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