Questions tagged [editing]

For questions about the process of editing, how edits work, and other general inquiries about the edit system.

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When an answer gets accepted, should the *question* be edited into the actual *answer*?

Unlike on other Stack Exchange sites, questions posted in Puzzling Stack Exchange very commonly receive answers where the authors of the answers aren't 100% sure that their solution is correct, as ...
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A website edit to end bad edits

In the past few hours I have been having a very bad experience on this website... A puzzle was posted. I spent an hour and a half figuring out a solution and writing it down. I posted the answer. 15 ...
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Why was this edit to clarify a chessboard rejected?

In https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/46838, I replaced a weird pseudo-3D chessboard that was hard to read with a more readable one from the replayer that chess.stackexchange....
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Is it ok to edit an incomplete answer before accepting it? [duplicate]

I recently posted a question on PSE which only answer is quite good but a little bit incomplete. You can see by yourself that the user who answered did almost all the passages right but there is ...
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Popup that suggests commenting after new contributors' post edit

After performing some actions on a PSE post, a message pops up suggesting to do something else with the same post. Here are two examples: after downvoting a post the suggestion is to add a comment to ...
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How do i edit a post

I have not been here for a while, so i am unsure if it is just something that is happening in the past couple of hours or what. But i am unable to edit the post. I get "Page not found" when i click on ...
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Continuously updating a puzzle

I have a number sequence puzzle in mind and I'm so far unsure how many numbers to post. I'll figure something out, but I had also considered just letting my Raspberry Pi update the question every hour ...
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What to do when question can't be repaired with edits?

Due to a bug, all "zero width non-breaking space" characters were removed from my puzzle when I edited the tag. I tried to edit them back in, but the page keeps deleting them. Since that completely ...
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How do I approach a critical typo in someone else's otherwise very good answer?

There is a complex question with a bounty ending tomorrow. There have been a few partial answers posted, but everyone seems to be stuck in more or less the same place. The answers are old enough ...
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What's the benefit of this edit? (Added 2 spaces)

Someone edited an answer just to add two spaces. Link: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/revisions/58762/3 Why would someone do that and is this allowed?
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Edit view without highlighting

So I was recently reviewing a suggested edit, and it said: Included spoiler tags (hopefully got it right) Well, I hoped they got it right too. I went to click Accept anyway, and crossed my fingers, ...
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Riddle answer format

Recently, I have noticed a new formatting (preformatted clues) with riddles. My question: Is this formatting really necessary? For more info, click the spoilers in ...
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My question says it was edited an hour ago by someone else but they didn't change anything?

Maybe it doesn't matter, but it seems odd that someone could edit my post and get some modicum of credit for doing so when they literally changed nothing. This person has something like 20k rep so it'...
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Revision history displays rendered MathJax when it should display markdown

I just edited this post to change The 216 is 6 cubed is made of 27 small cubes to ...
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Is there any way to keep masses of tag revisions out of the “active” question list?

The title pretty much says it all. I think the work of fixing improperly-tagged questions is important, and often a particular user will take it upon him/herself to add/remove tags from a series of ...
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May a user edit another's non-CW answer to add pertinent info?

Suppose one person posts a partial answer to a question. (Perhaps the question had many parts and the answerer didn't answer every part.) And that answer is not CW. May another user edit that answer ...
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Making an edit without bumping the puzzle up?

I wanted to ask if there is a way to edit a puzzle/answer without bumping the topic up? I am asking because I am a bit of a perfectionist and like improving my questions occasionally if I see ...
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Did I do right by adding “bitcoin” as a new tag to this question?

I just made the following edit: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/20298 It adds the tag "bitcoin" to this question. One interesting feature of the puzzle is that you actually ...
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Could we get 'answer edited' notifications?

While it's not necessarily as useful on other SE sites, "answer edited" notifications would be more useful here, especially on puzzles like this or others solved progressively.
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Deliberate errors and anger at editors

Here have been a few puzzles lately with "mistakes" in them that on any other site, the right thing to do would be to edit and fix. Here on puzzling, not only does the author undo the help, in some ...
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Unintentional misuse of a sock puppet account

Storytime: I joined your wonderful community, and immediately posted a riddle about The Beatles. Then I posted another one about The Beatles, and then one about David Bowie. The Bowie riddle was ...
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Do not reward editing

I find that in some cases editing is made where not really needed (will someone edit this one? :) ) Rewarding editing encourages doing it even when not needed - I suggest not to reward editing. I ...
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Why was my question removed from the HNQs?

Emrakul made an invisible edit to my latest puzzle in order to remove it from the Hot Network Questions. I was not consulted about this beforehand or afterwards. Question for Emrakul: why was my ...
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Why is my tag wiki edit sent to the review queue?

According to my list of privileges, I have the privilege of approving tag wiki edits. Which is correct, as my reputation is a little over 1800, while that privilege needs 1500. Why then is it that ...