22 votes
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What to do with mediocre edits with "blah blah" edit message?

Assuming that the suggested edit is good enough that you would consider accepting it, based on its own merits, and ignoring the comment, here’s a possible approach: The first time you see something ...
Scott - Слава Україні's user avatar
20 votes

Mass editing to change generic example URLs

Both example.com and the entire top level .example domain are officially approved for example usage. See the following RFCs and Wikipedia entries: example.com - RFC 2606, section 3 and Wikipedia ....
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
17 votes
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How useful are the markdown tags for keys?

I agree that it's likely a low rep user, attempting to gain rep, which is fine. I would put this to you, is the edit worthwhile enough that it makes the Q or A better than it was before? If so then ...
slm's user avatar
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14 votes
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"Suggestion should be comment", but it really shouldn't

Your edit was indeed helpful. Your changes were absolutely improving the answer and, as you said, it wouldn't even run without the missing quote. Most importantly, you fixed the (( failed )) || return ...
terdon's user avatar
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13 votes
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Mass editing to change generic example URLs

Changing .com to .example seems like, at best, a neutral change and at worst a bad one since it is changing a standard and immediately recognizable domain to one that is not even easily recognizable. ...
terdon's user avatar
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13 votes
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Reconsider "no improvement whatsoever" rejection

You may have a point in general, but I fear your example is a bad one. That edit was absolutely harmful! It changed a correct grammatical question ("How can I?") into something that is ...
terdon's user avatar
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13 votes
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Adding a tag which refers to the best answer in the case of /sed and /awk when there is also /text-processing?

Tags help display questions to the right people. They don't mainly function to describe a question. Tags are mainly additive, not subtractive. People follow tags to hear about new questions in those ...
derobert's user avatar
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12 votes

Clarification on rejected edit

Thank you for improving Unix Stack Exchange! Your edit suggestion was indeed best as an edit to the existing answer. It's a minor increment to the existing answer, so it's best added to that answer ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
12 votes

Reviewing edits

I agree with your reluctance around this. Given no examples in the answer used that switch, adding it seems superfluous and I would've rejected it with this reason: clearly conflicts with author'...
slm's user avatar
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10 votes
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Is it noise to ask "Could anybody help me?"

I find it very hard to read "can anyone help me" as anything but noise. I just don't see that it adds any value or justifies the post's existence in any way. As a request it's implied by ...
Philip Couling's user avatar
9 votes
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What’s the course of action when you think someone is being unjust?

I'd like to give a little feedback; I (obviously?) don't speak for G-Man or anyone else. First: thank you for helping to improve the site! I still remember the days of getting +2 reputation from ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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9 votes
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What do I do when a user edits their question with another account

This generally happens because they posted the question on an unregistered account and then later registered one when they realized they would need to follow-up on comments. I have yet to come across ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
8 votes

Rejected question edit

Based on the diff in the suggestion, you did change random things: n=0 became n=1, an ((n++)) went missing, as did a skip=0 argument, possibly other things. Changing code in a question is risky ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
8 votes
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How did this edit got around the minimum 6 character limit?

This is just my perspective on it; I don't know exactly how the SE code calculates the changes (apart from having just learned that the differences are calculated after applying Markdown). According ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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8 votes

Is it noise to ask "Could anybody help me?"

I strongly believe any post published as a question should contain an actual explicit question. Personally I prefer it in the body, but if it's only in the title then it's not that bad either. Having ...
Kamil Maciorowski's user avatar
7 votes

Reconsider "no improvement whatsoever" rejection

On the reviewer side, there's a meaningful difference between the current message: This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible. ...
Maxpm's user avatar
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6 votes

Reviewing edits

I don’t know it this is an abuse of the causes harm option but I sometimes treat it as a general purpose method for providing custom feedback to the editor – so that they learn something from the ...
Anthony Geoghegan's user avatar
5 votes

An edit for answer changes it considerably. Should I allow it?

The Stack Overflow (site, not company) policy on this is to reject any edits which change the content, and not form, of the answer. I call this dumb. (I've had this debate there.) We are not here to ...
muru's user avatar
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4 votes
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Review queues / Suggested Edits: Differences in set of possible actions

If you have ≥ 5000 rep (as you do), you get to see pending tag (wiki) edits in the “Suggested edits” queue (and vote to approve or reject them).  However, if you have < 20000 rep (as you do), you ...
G-Man Says 'Reinstate Monica''s user avatar
4 votes

Adding a tag which refers to the best answer in the case of /sed and /awk when there is also /text-processing?

When I tag, I do it in the context of the question, which is exactly what the help center tells us: A tag is a word or phrase that describes the topic of the question. Tags are a means of ...
Braiam's user avatar
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3 votes

"Suggestion should be comment", but it really shouldn't

I agree that the first version of the answer was severely flawed — I’m the one who down voted. I agree that it’s OK for edits to fix technical errors in answers.  Reviewers often reject such edits ...
G-Man Says 'Reinstate Monica''s user avatar
2 votes
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Unintuitive behavior of "Suggested Edits" review queue

It sounds like intended behavior. From Reject or approve suggested edits on deleted post?: Our reviewing FAQ on handling suggested edits outlines why you would approve or reject a suggested edit and, ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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2 votes
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No longer Earning Rep for Edits

According to the FAQ: You gain reputation when: suggested edit is accepted: +2 (up to +1000 total per user) According to this SEDE query: SELECT COUNT(*) FROM SuggestedEdits WHERE ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
2 votes

Edits must be at least 6 characters

I've registered with U&L yesterday and came across this issue three times now, when trying to add tags or missing quotes as I used to over at SO. I can sincerely say I consider this limitation an ...
Murphy's user avatar
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1 vote

How useful are the markdown tags for keys?

When I had low enough rep to still go through edit moderation, I was explained that such edits (also, fixing up bad tags, with no other changes to the text body) are frowned upon as they are too small ...
mirabilos's user avatar
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1 vote

How useful are the markdown tags for keys?

The user may have improved the post to some degree. But to what extent is up for debate; deciding what to do with edits which consist primarily of changes in formatting are a matter of balance between ...
Seldom 'Where's Monica' Needy's user avatar

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