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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...