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What is this site's editing policy?

I've become confused by two meta posts: Edit invalidating top voted answer (REOPENED) Reopen request: Clean Air & Office In the first, user @MonicaCellio made substantial editorial changes in an ...
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Edits should not get auto-rejected for irrelevant subsequent edits

This is the rejection I got on a title edit because of a subsequent edit. The subsequent edit in question: It is the only change in the edit by OP and it is not relevant to the title edit that ...
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Community 90 Day Edit/Reopen Challenge

The Workplace's question close rate has been oft discussed on meta here. If you've been around here more than a few minutes, you probably are aware of all the words written on the subject, opinions, ...
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Tag display issue while editing a question

When I edit a question with Chrome v67 tags edits display: It happens every time for me on this question: How do I communicate to a problem employee that they are being moved to a field office? The ...
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Editing answers vrs. editing questions: When should we avoid the former?

I recently wondered about the nature of editing answers and when should one avoid doing so. I believe that editing questions is something really positive that can help OP receive better attention to ...
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Should I address a trend in responses to my question?

I asked a question which become a hot network question recently. There has been a large amount of people commenting. There seems to be a small trend of people accusing the company I work for of being ...
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Is adding a “(REOPENED)” prefix once a reopen request is completed a good practice?

I have noticed that when a reopen-request is carried out and the Question is finally reopened, some users edit their posts to include a "(REOPENED)" on the title of the Meta Question. I think I like ...
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Simultaneous Edits

What happens when two users are editing the same piece of content? Wrote the wrong date in a reply to accept an interview, should I point it out? GrayCygnus initiated an edit at t<0 and confirmed ...
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Situation Updates

A recent user asked a question about 1.5 months ago regarding his/her boss and how he/she should respond. Do I confront my boss Although the question was initially down-voted, the user received a ...
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Reputation gained from a second consecutive minor edit

I just recently answered and edited the question In what order should I list coworkers in emails. As you can see in the edits, I did a first one that was justifiable, as it removed unnecessary ...
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Standard way to add follow up to a question I asked [duplicate]

I recently asked a question and received some great answers that guided me to handle the situation. Today (some days later), after addressing the problem with the person involved, I have some new ...
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What to do when you disagree with a non-OP rollback?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/posts/92003/revisions I had an edit rolled back by someone other than the OP. Based on the comment that came with it I disagree with the rollback but don't want ...
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Can we improve this question title (Salon worker problem)?

This question (Salon worker problem) is currently an advice question, but there seems to be an on-topic question in it, related to the owner's system of scheduling work for the employees, the ...
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How can I prevent “too many” edits on my question?

I have asked a question and it was recently (a couple of hours ago) edited so much that it was no longer "recognisable". What I mean by this is the editor has edited the question so much that it was ...
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Editing for the primary purpose to avoid HNQ

Recently a certain question (https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/85829/28939 ) had its title edited from My coworkers saw me naked. How to handle this situation? for the purpose to get rid of ...
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Should edits to Programming Test question be rolled back?

I initially voted to close the question "How do I determine if a programming task doable during interview?" for being not about the workplace, but after a comment from Andrew Berry I retracted my vote ...
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Why don't more people try to edit/fix questions rather than just voting to close?

There are plenty of [on hold] or deleted questions on here which I feel that we could at least ATTEMPT to give an answer to. Who CARES if the question doesn't exactly fit the workplace "rules", if ...
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My question was edited by a moderator, it was a poor edit, and now edits are locked?

My question New employee has offensive Slack handle due to language barrier Was met with a rather hostile reaction from a moderator, locking the entire question down so that only they could edit it. ...
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Is there a way to delete revision history?

A new user recently asked a question and included their personal contact information. This isn't something you normally want posted on the internet, so I edited it out. However, the info is still ...
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What explains the rollback of my edit?

I edited @JourneyMan Geek's response to the OP at the link below. https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/36041/30062 I noticed the person chose to rollback to the original version of the answer. Can ...
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Is it in bad taste to substantially edit the wording of a question when the OP speaks english as a second language?

Is it in bad taste to substantially edit the wording of a question when the OP speaks English as a second language? How to deal with different daily working hours in a software company? In my humble ...
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Washing away apparent gender bias conveyed in an original poster’s question?

I'm a little disturbed by the edit history of and comments on the question originally titled Male seinor [sic] architect bullying junior female developer. What to do? Edit #4 has the comment "Took ...
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Should we edit an off-topic question so much that it is no longer relevant to the asker?

This question (Is my future mentor "harassing" me?) led to a lot of discussion in comments, chat and meta about whether it is on-topic. Its status also changed between on-topic, off-topic ...
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Why am I unable to edit questions?

I have noticed that since the last few days, I am unable to make edits to questions. The edit option below the question is disabled, although share and flag are available (see below screenshot). I ...
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Answers affected by question edits performed per Broken Windows Review

What would be an appropriate course of action for answers that are affected by edits done to questions per Broken Windows Review? In particular, how should we (should we?) take answer score into ...
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What's the problem with the 'Are performance bonuses a scam' question, and can it be improved?

Are discretionary bonuses in finance roles essentially scams? I personally thought that this was a great question, leading to good discussion about the nature of corporate/finance work culture and ...
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Is changing apostrophe type as the predominant part of an edit acceptable?

There's a user who appears to edit posts largely to change ' (apostrophe) to ’ (modified letter apostrophe). Example (revision 2) (includes a minor edit to the title, adding a mistyped question mark ...
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Is it better to ask a new question than edit the existing one, when the existing one was pretty off track?

Regarding this question: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/18726/rudeness-back-biting-unprofessional-attitude-common-workplace-problem The user initially asked 'Does my workplace suck, ...
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Is it reasonable to improve an answer to a question that has been put on hold?

Does it make sense for me to go back and improve an answer to a question that has already been put on hold? My thought is that it does, because the question may never get deleted, and may even be re-...
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How should we adjust our approach to editing to minimize conflicts?

We've had some questions asked recently that were edited by the community that changed the meaning of the post significantly, at least in the eyes of the asker or other members of the community. This ...
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Aggressive Edits

Update 3 weeks following this discussion, the question has been closed, is sitting at -2 score, and has two answers with a combined +1 score. This is not to say "I told you so", but rather to ...
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Unable to edit a comment on a answer

I was going to make an edit to my comment on the below answer to a question as I feel I may have been a little terse with my response to it. When I went to edit...I can't, only delete. Are you still ...
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Why so much editing of very old or even closed questions?

I see a fair bit of editing of old questions, and closed questions. I'm wondering why? Most of it is meaningless minor grammar/spelling/typo changes. What's the point? It seems like a waste to me, ...
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Are the changes here appropriate?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/posts/8849/revisions I am considering implementing a policy that all employees must speak the language of the country where the company is located in when ...
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What should be done with questions where askers edit in a response to all the answerers that doesn't elicit more answers?

I've been guilty of this myself, editing my question to respond to answerers and thank them. However, I'm not sure it's best for the question as it makes it longer and a bit scarier to read. Question ...