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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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Washing away apparent gender bias conveyed in an original poster’s question?

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 ...
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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 ...
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Washing away apparent gender bias conveyed in an original poster’s question?

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 ...
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Washing away apparent gender bias conveyed in an original poster’s question?

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Washing away apparent gender bias conveyed in an original poster’s question?

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 ...
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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 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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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 ...
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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. ...
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Washing away apparent gender bias conveyed in an original poster’s question?

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 ...
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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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Washing away apparent gender bias conveyed in an original poster’s question?

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 ...
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What's the problem with the 'Are performance bonuses a scam' question, and can it be improved?

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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