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Questions tagged [editing]

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Allowing edits by anonymous unregistered users

I have had a number of posts defaced by anonymous, unregistered users through the use of proposed edits, though luckily these have been picked up and rejected by community members every time. I wonder,...
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Old questions refresh to meet new standards

This question is influenced by my question about נשים פטורות ממצוות עשה, which was suggested as a dupe of Why are women exempt from (many) time-bound mitzvot? When I saw the later question and the ...
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Should we edit questions to include relevant information that is already in the answer?

Suppose there is a question which is rather sparse on details. Perhaps some readers won't even be able to derive the question from what is posted. But some readers understand what the question is, ...
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How can we encourage posters to fix their questions?

Related/followup to this post. Many posts get closed for being unclear. In a previous discussion (above link) someone suggested that we are closing too many questions as unclear. In my answers there ...
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Dealing with incorrect answers

Suppose an answer is blatantly incorrect. (E.g. it quotes a Talmudic passage to answer the question, but the passage in question actually says the exact opposite.) I would assume that normally the ...
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Editing to fix minor punctuation / grammar issues

What is the policy regarding minor edits to fix punctuation and/or grammar mistakes? I sometimes come across posts with spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes. These posts can sometimes be quite ...
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Why can't I edit my comment at a later point?

I recently went to edit a comment of mine, but wasn't able to. Shouldn't this be something everyone can do all the time - edit one's own comments without regard to a timeframe of when the comment was ...
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Let's fix our now-broken images

Stack Exchange is in the process of switching to HTTPS on all sites. As part of this, they have already fixed links to images hosted on imgur (which is where images go if you upload them in a post). ...
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Does a question post body need to have all relevant info for the question in it, or can some, or even all, of the question be in only the title?

That's my question; what do you think? Okay, that was a particularly egregious example (though not unlike some I've seen on Mi Yodeya). A more common example is when someone is asking, say, whether ...
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Editing closed questions to try to reopen when there are answers

Based on this question. It's pretty easy to take out the opinion-based portion and rephrase it to be "Is Mi Yodeya considered bitul Torah when you can go get a sefer?" while leaving out the opinion-...
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Changing a Question to Better Fit the Answers and For the Sake Of the Internet?

As many of the mods here know, i posted a question regarding where to buy cantillation CDs. However, none of the answers posted answer the question, and it seems like there is a lot of content online, ...
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Step by step writing answers

Shalom Rav LeOhave Toratecha A double question: Mostly I write answers step by step, for many reasons, new ideas, correction after comments that show me errors... But the main reason is that I can ...
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Moderator edits

When moderators make edits, it can cause downvotes, or the user may not agree with what is being said in his name. I think all moderator edits should be at the end of the answer/question with a ...
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Mistakenly approved suggested edit

By mistake, I approved the edit to erroneous decisions by beit din for which korbanot must be brought by beit din and the people, when I wanted to improve the edit. The edit's last sentence changes ...
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What should we do with edits to questions that invalidate answers that found a way around the original question?

Our current policy is that if there is a question with an upvoted answer, the asker should not edit that question to clarify his intention if it invalidates the answer. In my experience, when that ...
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What to do with fixable request for psak questions

A few times I have come across questions like this one, kasher a nonkosher Le Creuset pot?, that are put on hold due to a clear request for psak but if edited could yield a good(?, at least on topic) ...
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Deleting partially obsolete comments

Should comments that have been made partially obsolete (e.g., by clarifications that were requested in the comments subsequently being incorporated into the question) be subject to deletion by ...
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Notification when an answer to your question is edited

I've noticed that as the question author you get notifications if there is a new answer, but not if an existing answer is edited. That doesn't seem right, as often edits are worth seeing, and as the ...
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What to do with an answer that's part-right, part-wrong?

Consider this recent answer about dealing with smoke detectors making annoying noise on Shabbat. In it, the answerer, coming from a point-of-view outside traditional Judaism but knowledgeable and ...
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Why is an edit link disabled on a question that is not locked, on-hold, or closed?

I was going to remove the "cats" tag on the question https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/56141/how-do-we-kill-all-the-cats-in-israel Not terribly important, just some community clean-up work. ...
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Let's make Mi Yodeya more friendly to people and machines that can't see images: alt text fix

Background Today in the chatroom, we were discussing the practice of adding meaningful alt text to images on the web. Alt text is displayed when the image cannot be displayed and is therefore ...
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Should we edit or comment information that forms the basis of another's question?

When I know what another user's question is based on, should I leave them a comment, telling them to edit this source into their question, or should I just go ahead and edit it? This question, at ...
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Edit off-topic question with valuable answer?

At first sight, it appears that our policy on changing question meanings would discourage editing this question, because it already has a valuable answer. But is that still true when the question is ...
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Unable to edit own deleted question

Based on this, it seems like I should be able to edit my own post which I have deleted; however, I am unable to edit a post which I have deleted and want to edit before undeleting. The edit button is ...
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Link only answers

There are several examples of link only answers which are as we know deprecated and not very useful for this site. Usually someone comments on the answer requesting a summary of the link, or similar ...
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Editing titles that use Title Case [duplicate]

Should we be editing question titles that capitalise each word? E.g. If David Commited Adultery, How Could He Remain With Bathsheba?
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Should there be a limit on editing

An easy way to give myself some free publicity is to continually make small, essentially meaningless edits to my own questions/answers in order to bring them to the top of the list without actually ...
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Should questions be edited to remove distasteful expressions?

Should I edit this question Yom Kippur, fasting, and snot or this one Pulling out hairs while wiping yourself on Shabbat to replace the short slang words with less distasteful expressions? Or am I ...
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Very early edit doesn't allow a vote change

It seems that when things move quickly enough, I can incorrectly lose the ability to change my vote on an answer. Here's what happened (on this answer), all within ~15 minutes: Answer posted I ...
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Is it possible to edit a deleted question?

Is it possible to edit a deleted question? This question is its own answer. The following text was added by a mod, by the original author, and by another 10K+ user, while the question was deleted, ...
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Front page makes it look like my old activity was recent on a re-opened question

This question was re-opened today by msh210. When he re-opened it, the last content activity on the post had been an edit by me, a year ago. I noticed a few minutes later that it was listed on the ...
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“Edited title” in edit that didn't edit the title

Tonight, I edited a question to try to make it easier to understand. When I finished, the edit showed up as deleted 58 characters in body; edited tags; edited title. However, in that edit, I didn't ...
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Rules regarding the name of G-od in the website?

I'm a bit shocked to see how The Name is written without any "changes" in it and how the vocalization is freely unveiled. Since it's completely forbidden to pronounce or use in vain, I would like ...
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CW caused by too many editors includes the OP?

This question was converted to community wiki by its most recent edit, which exceeded the threshold for number of editors. The message in the revision log is "[made Community Wiki by being edited by ...
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Dealing with posts containing multiple questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deal with multiple questions asked in one? When faced with a question which clearly contains multiple questions within it (eg, the asker even says "I have X questions. ...
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Modifying a Question's Meaning After It was Answered

Sometimes a question is asked, and an answer is given which directly addresses the question. Then the question is edited in a way that changes what is being asked (as opposed to spelling/grammar, ...
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Generalizing a specific question

A question asks about case A. All the answers explain the rule with respect to cases A and B which have the same rule (or at least no one has yet to find a distinction). Is it appropriate to ...
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Editing without bringing question up

Is there a way to edit a question or answer without bringing it to the top of the list of questions? Sometimes I notice that I made a mistake in a question or answer (spelling, etc.) but don't fix it ...
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Policy regarding changing questions after a period of time?

Is there a policy about changing the question after a period of time has passed since asking it and when there are already quality answers?
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Cleanup badge for rolling back your own edit?

I just got a cleanup badge for editing a post, realizing I may have jumped the gun, and rolling it back to the previous post. Seem weird to get credit for rolling back my own edit: https://judaism....
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“Edit tags” link is missing; is that a reputation privilege?

It used to be that if I hovered over the end of the row of tags I would see an "edit tags" link. I no longer see this; I'm not sure how long it's been gone, but possibly since graduation. Is this a ...
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Why can't we comment on specific edits?

Why can't we comment on specific edits that are made on different questions or answers?
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Can I recover the tags of my question before they were edited?

I would like to improve the tagging of my questions as I see that the tags are edited many times. Is there a way of comparing the new tags with the original tags without keeping a record of the ...
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Exclude tag changes from 'active' list

Especially on the smaller stackexchange sites, the main page's active list is the main place to go to see the new activity. However sometimes, new answers and questions are lost, or flushed through ...
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Shouldn't people be notified when a voted upon answer is later edited?

This one's been bugging me for a while. Many times, people will vote on my answers, and then I'll edit it afterwards. They should be notified when I edit it, so that they can choose to see if they ...
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Allow editing of site-specific tag wikis in meta

As discussed here, it would be quite useful for us to create a meaningful tag wiki for weekly-topic-challenge, but unfortunately, it seems that we actually can't edit tag wikis here on Meta; tag wikis ...
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Examples and meanings of editing notes

What does RLM stand for as an editing note, and what are others that are in use on the site?
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Is it possible to view previous versions or edits/revisions of questions?

Is it possible to view previous versions or edits/revisions of questions, like on Wikipedia?
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How to deal with multiple questions asked in one?

There are many questions currently in our system that have more than one distinct question stuffed into a single posting. Two quick examples: Cholent falafel Bracha Why is chicken “meat” (w.r.t. ...
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Should every title have something specifically Jewish in it?

In chat, Robert Cartaino indicated that a few questions looked ambiguous and not "findable." He clarified: Titles are important. If I saw a Tweet that said "Why don't we bow 'correctly' any more", ...