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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, and immediately assumed ill intentions of it (when we should assume good intentions first). If you want, you can consider doing a Rollback on the revisions ...


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I made the edit to the question. Here's my viewpoint. If it's a sexism thing, show evidence. As a result, the question will be closed because it's an HR concern, which is out of scope of The Workplace. If it's not a sexism thing, take gender out of the question, since it will only muddy the results. It was a simple change, I specifically mentioned it in ...


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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 nation of Niger? What about the words "masticate", the "penal" system, "beaver" (dam them!), slag, knob, Aktashite, Assapanick, cock-...


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My answer to that question unequivocally states that I did not—and do not—see any gender bias in the meat of the question. That said, I do not believe it is anyone’s role but the original poster to address that issue/discrepancy. The reason being that there might be some gender bias but in the desire to post the original poster forgot to add those details. ...


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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 intentionally went with slightly less technical terms since this wasn't a purely technical, IT environment. In short, these changes might have been a better ...


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Don't jump to conclusions please. Sexism in the workplace is an insidious and pervasive problem. But suggesting that the Patriarchy is trying to hide the problem by "washing away gender bias" is ludicrous. Stack Exchange has a policy of editing questions, sometimes drastically, to focus them on a core question, clean up the language and cut out fluff. The OP ...


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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 Organizing better (ie adding paragraphs) Fixing markdown syntax to fix (bullet points and numbered lists) Editing information responded in comments into the ...


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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, please use chat. which I did because there were over two dozen comments that continued to be off topic. I encourage you to read through this documentation in ...


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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 flag comments, particularly those posted after this: Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. – Jane S♦ 2 days ago ...


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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 confusing for the OP, etc. In your questions, use whatever names you choose.


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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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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 the answerer or others, will change the nature of the answer. Unless it's a community wiki, the author of an answer has final say in its content. Questions can ...


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All our work relationships are modified by social context. Gender is not an arbitrary piece of irrelevant information: in many human contexts, it has real effects on how we interact even if we'd like it not to. The question could equally have been edited to remove the reference to the technology industry and make it a question purely about seniority. But it ...


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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. Inviting review of a linked or included test is a bad precedent, in my opinion. It would be the same as "please review my attached resume and help me make it better". ...


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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 indicated that this tag is only intended for bug and feature requests that require action by a moderator or SE staff. Instead, she recommended the following: So ...


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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 edits back and combined with the negative reception this resulted in your post being deleted. Neo later replaced that wall of text which could still be ...


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Executive Summary My stance on edits is simple: a closed question doesn't get answers and can't help the asker or any future visitors. If an edit can turn a non-productive closed question in to a resource, then that is a net positive. But the devil is in the details. I think there are three issues that need to be tackled: What balance between asker ...


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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 question and make it more general. That can be you or anyone on the site.


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So long as a question is live on the site, I don't think its status should matter in deciding whether to edit an answer. The same guidelines that would apply to any other edit (substantial, improvement, respect the author's voice, etc) apply. While you're there, take a look at the question. Could it be worthy of reopening with an edit? If so, can you ...


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I can see where Garrison is coming from. I don't believe that her question adequately explained why she believed it to be a case of sexism. Everything in the body just indicated that it was a condescending senior developer. She never said anything about him making sexist remarks or him acting differently toward her compared to her male coworkers. That said, ...


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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. Actually, given the attitudes expressed in some of the comments, including publishing the coworker's real name, I think enderland showed great restraint. Locks ...


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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 common ground. Move to a chatroom if it turns into a discussion. If you can't reach consensus you'd typically start a meta thread like you did here. I guess the ...


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When a person perceives behaviour as sexist, this perception is relevant regardless of any evidence of sexism. Sexism is not a black and white issue. The OP is not required to provide statistical evidence that her colleague is statistically significantly more condescending toward young females than toward young males. Her perception of sexism does not ...


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It was closed because it was 'primarily opinion-based' according to the community as stated in the banner below: Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise. From my perspective, this is ...


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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 to do your own edit you need to use either Improve Edit or Reject and Edit: Improve Edit will give you their edited version of the post and let you make ...


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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 witnessed when trying to edit), there is a minimum number of characters for an edit suggestion to be valid. If the change you propose is shorter than 6 ...


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