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Is it acceptable to transcribe images?

Absolutely. Yes indeedy. Thank you kindly. Editing a post to convert a non-editable image into malleable text is very helpful. Even if all the edit does is transcribe, it is absolutely a helpful edit. ...
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PSA: Please don't post images of text

About the only time it's appropriate to post a screenshot of text is when it's the appearance that is the issue, and the text itself is not important. Examples might include problems selecting the ...
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Should we translate non-English questions?

TL;DR Please don't just dump non-English posts into Google Translate (or equivalent) and hope for the best. If you can understand the language in question well enough to confirm that the translation ...
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Should we translate non-English questions?

Proposed policy: If the edited question is a good question and in English then there should be no justification for closing it Machine translations made by anyone other than the OP should be treated ...
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PSA: Please don't post images of text

Counterexample: boot spew. Consider the case where a (possibly new) user cannot successfuly boot, but gets a large quantity of boot spew (e.g., white text on black background) before abend. Should not ...
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Is it acceptable to transcribe images?

Acceptable? Sure, why not, it makes the question easier to read, search and use. Should you be expected to spend your time on that? I don't think so. The original asker is quite likely to already ...
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Reviewing Low Quality Posts that are Code Only

If you feel an answer isn't good, feel free to downvote it. That it was written by a high-rep user is irrelevant. Personally, I agree that an answer which is just code is rarely useful and some ...
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Is the new question's up-vote policy on SO coming to unix.stackexchange.com?

That change was made network-wide, not just on SO. It's not obvious from the blog post, but there is a hint (emphasis mine): We’re recalculating reputation for every Stack Overflow and Stack ...
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Should we translate non-English questions?

There are a number of options available to us here. Here are three: The least friendly but least effort approach is to close the question as unclear. This by itself doesn't help a poster whose first (...
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Should we redact/remove IP addresses?

No, there's no tool I know of. I just edited that question and replaced the IP with 123.456.789.10. The only thing to be careful about when making this sort of change is keeping the IPs consistent. ...
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