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Offensive Language for sorta-sound-similar words?

I find the edit unnecessary. To me, it was a stretch to take the word you wrote as offensive. This also shows that the user(s) editing/reviewing didn't take the time to search the meaning of the word, ...
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Offensive Language for sorta-sound-similar words?

Have we REALLY reached the point where we are now censoring words that are SIMILAR to offending words? Roll back the edit, it's unnecessary. The word niggardly means miserly. Can we mention the ...
Old_Lamplighter's user avatar
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Why was my edit rolled back?

I rolled it back - The changes that were made changed the intent of what I was trying to say in many cases. For example I was talking about account logins and it was changed to refer to file access. I ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Editing for the primary purpose to avoid HNQ

In my humble opinion, there are a number of problems with the intent of that edit. The OP's issue was being seen naked, not using the wrong bathroom. If the OP had come out of the bathroom fully ...
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How to flag inappropriate Edits

Flag the post in question which needs Mod attention (the one with the Suggested Edit), so we can check on the Edit History and other info.
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My question was edited by a moderator, it was a poor edit, and now edits are locked?

I clarified further with an additional edit. The post was locked for one hour because: This post has been locked due to the high amount of off-topic comments generated. For extended discussions, ...
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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?

No, it's not bad taste. One huge advantage of Stack Exchange is the community as a whole can edit posts in order to make them more clear. This happens in a few ways: Fixing grammar/spelling mistakes ...
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Should I address a trend in responses to my question?

Having read through the comments on there (most of which were deleted) I'm not really sure what you are referring to - any updates you want to make should be edited into the question. Feel free to ...
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Is it appropriate to edit questions to change initials into made up names?

I think it's inappropriate. The OP has chosen to use initials for a reason. Any changes to those initials risk using an actual name, imposing a gender, imposing a cultural reference, making it more ...
Joe Strazzere's user avatar
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Offensive Language for sorta-sound-similar words?

I can't speak for other people/cultures, but I never would have even made the connection before reading this post. So as far as I'm aware, no, it's not.
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Is adding a "(REOPENED)" prefix once a reopen request is completed a good practice?

Yes, this is the direction we were given by a moderator. This came up in a Meta post by Monica because people (myself included) were requesting status-completed for completed reopen requests. She ...
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Why was my edit rolled back?

When it comes to editing answers you generally have to be much more conservative with your changes. Only copyediting is really allowed there. Even changes that incorporate comments, whether posted by ...
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Should edits to Programming Test question be rolled back?

I stand by my edit and think it should stay as is. I agree with your edit, and the thinking behind it. Originally it was more a "please try my test and tell me how difficult it is" question. ...
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Is "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx" an acceptable edit?

If you look at the actual revision history you'll see that you engaged in an edit war with another moderator who tried to remove the inappropriate elements of your post. You insisted on rolling those ...
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Why don't more people try to edit/fix questions rather than just voting to close?

couldn't we generalize the question to "How can I transition to a new career after 15 years?" Absolutely, but it does require an edit that someone has to make. Any user can suggest an edit to the ...
enderland's user avatar
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How can I prevent "too many" edits on my question?

Do not get into an edit war. If other users are repeatedly making unwanted edits to your question, flag the question for moderator attention and explain the situation. In this particular question, you ...
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What to do when you disagree with a non-OP rollback?

How are users supposed to handle a situation like this? In this case, since the roll-back was done by someone who commented on the question, you'd reply to them to try and figure out if there's ...
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My question was edited by a moderator, it was a poor edit, and now edits are locked?

I've just reviewed the revision history and the 64 (!) deleted comments (the vast majority of them not constructive or worse), and I don't see anything "hostile" or "rather rude" from moderators. ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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I don't understand editing functionality - what am I missing?

What you're missing is the Improve Edit button. It's the second one here: The Approve and Reject buttons are the one you're used to, and it's what we'll use most of the time. However if you also want ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Cannot fix grammar mistakes; how should I proceed?

Should grammar mistakes just be left alone then? Not at all. Please, if you see any room for improvement go for it :) However, as we can see in the MSE post linked under your question (and as you ...
DarkCygnus's user avatar
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Is it appropriate to edit questions to change initials into made up names?

I think it massively improves the readability of the question - initials are much harder to keep track of than names - if the gender of the initial isn't specified then it's probably advisable to use ...
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Is it OK to add "TLDR: [summary]" to others' questions?

In my opinion: yes and no. Summarising the key question in a post is always recommended and while we encourage the OP to include it or make the question concise/readable enough that a summary isn't ...
Lilienthal's user avatar
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Why don't more people try to edit/fix questions rather than just voting to close?

This is a great example as it's exactly what I would vote to close as it's : very specific to the poster, both in terms of circumstances and mentions technologies does little other than ask "what ...
The Wandering Dev Manager's user avatar
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Why was my edit suggestion to revert vandalism rejected?

What happened? What was bad about my edit? What exactly did I do wrong and what should I do differently next time to avoid having my edit rejected? You did nothing wrong. Looking a bit at the events ...
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Is adding a "(REOPENED)" prefix once a reopen request is completed a good practice?

Personally I dislike it because I don't think it looks good (thanks to the combination of (), all caps, redundancy* and length). *: Redundancy when used in combination with "reopen", which it usually ...
Bernhard Barker's user avatar
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Why don't more people try to edit/fix questions rather than just voting to close?

Just like there is a vote to close, there is also a vote to reopen. So if you don't like that a question was closed, simply make an edit to improve it, and request to reopen it on meta, some of us ...
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Is there a way to delete revision history?

This Meta.SE post (h/t Masked Man) has the details, but for your purposes: edit it out and flag for moderator attention, pointing out the problem. It takes two moderators to redact so there can be a ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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What is this site's editing policy?

The most important thing to do is keep the intent intact, where possible. I have done a bit of editing on this site and it's usually well received. Details that are not germane to the overall ...
Old_Lamplighter's user avatar
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How do I improve 'ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult'?

For what it's worth I neither up- nor down-voted the question. I didn't answer it either. I think there's probably an on-topic core question in there somewhere, and I think you got a solid answer. ...
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