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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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Changing Apple links depending on region

Some links from Apple are specific to a region. For example, I am basef in the UK: https://idmsa.apple.com/IDMSWebAuth/signin?appIdKey=6f59402f11d3e2234be5b88bf1c96e1e453a875aec205272add55157582a9f61&...
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When adding a bounty to an existing question, can I edit to elaborate criteria?

So, Replace existing duplicate files on APFS with clones is really the heart of a question I really want answered, and rather than re-ask, I think the right approach would be to add maybe a 1-200 rep ...
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First suggested edit ban but still unable to suggest edits more than 24 hours later

Recently I had a lot of edits rejected. I know that when you have a certain number rejected in a period of time you get an automatic edit ban. I have looked at my edit history here: https://apple....
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What is wrong with this edit

What’s wrong with this edit? I thought shortlinks were banned and should be removed.
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What’s wrong with this edit? [duplicate]

What’s wrong with this edit It added a link to the iOS version, without making the answer any longer or taking any more space on screen.
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What’s wrong with this edit adding an App Store link to an answer?

What is wrong with me adding a link to the app in the App Store in this suggested edit? Was it misunderstood to not be a link?
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Why was my edit fixing capitalization rejected?

My edit for a few capitalization fixes was rejected. What was wrong with it?
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Voting vs Editing, are they at Odds in the Current System?

The site encourages editing questions, comments and answers. The site also encourages to vote, up or down on each of these entry types. Maybe I do not understand this correctly but what happens in the ...
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Why are my edits rejected for being superfluous?

Sometimes when I make edits to a question or an answer, it is rejected for being "superfluous." Why is that?
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Is it appropriate to add a new answer vs editing an existing link-only answer?

Is what I did in this question appropriate? Instead of editing the existing link-only answer, I made my own new answer with an explanation of the steps contained in the link. Is this fine? Or should I ...
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How can we reduce the size of a image, while editing?

When someone post a question with an image on it that is really huge (most of the time an iPhone screenshot), is there a way to reduce the size of the image with an edit in order to make the question ...
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Can, and if yes, should posts be bumped?

Say I've asked a question which hasn't gotten much attention despite being out for about a week (low view count, no comments or answers etc). How should I attract attention (besides offering a bounty)...
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Should answers which are not forward compatible be edited for compatibility, or new answers created for new versions?

Recent OS X updates (SIP) have rendered some old solutions (especially scripts) broken. Should old answers be updated, or new questions answered in their own right?
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How to rescue this QA

Applescript Won't Invoke Shortcut Command This entire QA, including all 3 answers & a myriad comments, is more of an online troubleshooting conversation than a true QA. The final answer I ...
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What would happen if a high-rep user or moderator edited a question, and the OP rolled back constantly?

If someone asked a question that was grammatically incorrect or had poor formatting, and someone edited the question to improve it, what would the editor do if the OP would keep re-editing or rolling-...
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Edit Privileges, approve vs self-edit

Let's assume a very simple edit for this example. An OP uses ALL CAPS for their question title. I go to edit that out, just to make it less shouty. Another user has already made a similar edit, but ...
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Should follow-up advice given in comments be added as an update to an answer?

I provided and answer to this question on the main site, and subsequent to that answer, I had an exchange with the OP in the comments section where I provided additional advice on how I personally ...
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Grayed out edit on some questions and most meta questions

Mostly, I can edit questions, place them in queue and wait for them to be reviewed. However, I haven't seen a question on the meta that does have the edit button not grayed out. I found one question ...
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How are edited characters counted?

When I edit a question and change a link from http://www.example.com to [this](http://www.example.com), does it count as 8 characters edited, or as deleting the whole link and retyping (so 30 ...
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Does a poster get notified if an edit is made to an answer?

Does a poster get notified if an edit is made to an answer, or should I add a comment to prompt?
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Why was my edit removing code formatting reverted?

I recently made an edit to this answer: Apple Mail keeps crashing frequently after RAM problem I removed the code formatting from the text, except the shell commands as these are code. My edit was ...
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Error trying to upload a picture

I was attempting to upload a picture to add to my question here but I kept getting this message box (which I've never seen before across StackExchange): Which, after clicking OK, lead to this page, ...
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Editing most effective way to recieve rep?

I'm convinced editing is the best way to receive rep. All you need to do is fix a couple of typos and bam! You have +2 rep. I know answering is probably the best was to receive rep, but, if you look ...
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Should I edit posts written with HTML formatting rather than Markdown?

Sometimes I see posts (questions and answers) written in HTML, with <i> and <b> tags for formatting, <a href=… tags for links and one or more <br>s for paragraphing. Should I edit these ...
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What to do about mindless acceptance of inappropriate edits?

So I come to see my answer was edited in the way it absolutely changed original meaning. There were three reviews of that edit with two accepted and one rejected it. So the edit now accepted. But it ...
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Is there a policy against an edit to add clarification to a question that is now out of date?

What different Stack Exchange apps exist for iOS? The question is no longer relevant (in that it says there is no official app) and someone edited it to add that. A mod removed the edit. Just ...
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Mass edit and front page

I note that all the most interesting questions are about Clash of Clans and possibly ids. Which rather removes other questions Could mass updates like these please be done over a few days so not all ...
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Does Ask Different have a different tag-suggester than other SE sites?

I’m using an old version of IOS Safari (original iPad). Of course, there a lot of minor irritations with the UI. One of them is that on all SE sites, selecting a suggested tag takes anywhere from ...
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Is it possible to autocorrect words?

Is it possible for SE to correct words according to a list or something? Example: IOS, Ios ios should be iOS IPAD, ipad, Ipad, IPad etc should be iPad apple should be Apple These "mistakes" occur ...
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Should I rollback a bad minor edit by the OP?

I recently made a substantial edit to this question: How do I upload a new version of an app after an App Transfer? The OP then further edited the post to change an I to an i: It was a very minor ...
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What can we do about such behaviour?

I've recently added a question about a microphone issue on the mac. A user answered to the question or lets say, commented on it, after that the scoop of the question changed. First it was a game ...
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Why is the edit link displayed but is uneditable?

Recently returned to active participation in Ask Different so bear with me if rules have changed. Saw this post Restoring a jailbroken iPhone which IMO needed editing. Though the edit link is ...
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Problems with a question with some answers for iPhone 3G and then an edit to iPhone 3GS

We have a question that I've closed to see if it can be salvaged: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/65952/how-to-upgrade-iphone-3gs-to-ios-5-now-that-ios-6-is-out It started out as can I ...
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overediting a post

What should we do if somebody over-edits our post? e.g, my original post was not perfect, and I appreciate some of what was added, but the edit changed my position on the subject, made the question "...
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Checkbox to automatically resize a retina display screenshot

For users with the new MacBook Pro with retina display, screenshots have their dimensions doubled. For example, if I take a screenshot of a window, this is what I get: As you can see, when the image ...
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What's the best kind of edit summary?

I've seen "added 23 characters in body," "edited body," and "fixed capitalization in title." Which of these types of summaries (or another entirely) should we use?
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Why can't I suggest edits here on Meta?

I've been trying to edit a post here on Meta Ask Different, but the link is just not there. How can I edit a post then? Why can't I do it? It works fine on the main site.
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Should I be changing titles from “How to…?” to “How can I/do I/should I…?”?

This was a question that I brought up in the chat room yesterday. I brought the question over here to meta so that all the answers from all the people could be put into one place. The question is: ...
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Can we add a “minor edit” checkbox when editing a question/answer?

This is an extension of Should making edits bump a question to the top of the list?, which was asked yesterday. I have a tendency to edit a lot of question and answers, which bumps them to the top of ...
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Feature Request: Add editor buttons for symbols common to the subject

Feature Request: Add editor buttons for symbols common to the subject being discussed. In the case of the Apple Stack Exchange, I wish to suggest some buttons for the editor to insert the common keys ...
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Put the ⌃⌥⇧⌘⎋⏏⌫↑⇡↖⇞⇥ characters somewhere for people to copy/paste

It would be easy and useful to put the most-commonly-used keyboard shortcut characters (such as ⌃⌥⇧⌘⎋⏏⌫↑⇡↖⇞⇥, and perhaps others — see here for a list, which you can also place at ~/Library/Key ...
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The edit link doesn't appear in a question

I noticed that I don't see the edit link in a question asked 2 hours ago, but I see the link in other questions, including the ones asked less than 2 hours ago. Backup software for backing up ...
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Automatically capitalizing: 'ithing' and 'Ithing' to 'iThing'

When I'm editing a post, one of the most common things that I end up doing* is fixing the capitalization of the names Apple's products, like in this question's title. How would people feel about ...
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Editor button or shortcut for <kbd> tag?

I like the <kbd> tag. It's a quick way to let people know that you want them to press a keyboard shortcut. However, I find my self just using the ` shortcut to set key commands to monospace ...
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Should we be more active with tag editing?

I have noticed more and more over the last couple of questions, that most of them only have 1 or 2 tags, and very little further expansion. Since tagging is a very big feature of Stack Exchange, and ...