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Changing Apple links depending on region

When creating a post, we would recommend that the locale be removed from URLs so that a user's preferred locale is default. An exception is if you have a question where the locale is key to the ...
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How can we reduce the size of a image, while editing?

Use img tags with a custom width attribute. In the example you linked to, I've edited it to do just that. Check the revision history to see what I've done. <img src="http://i.stack.imgur.com/1vIgO....
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Can, and if yes, should posts be bumped?

You should never bump. Community (the Stack Exchange bot) automatically and randomly (fairly) bumps older unanswered questions (questions with zero answers or questions with no answers with a score >1)...
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How can we reduce the size of a image, while editing?

Late Note: This was broken for several months, but is now working again. I Like grg's method, & in fact use it myself quite a lot for quick edits to posts. There is another method, slightly more ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

I've posted the question and the answer below to share my thoughts and get community feedback on the action taken. While there is nothing wrong as such with the edit (it did fix a minor issue in the ...
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What would happen if a high-rep user or moderator edited a question, and the OP rolled back constantly?

Edit wars can lead to moderators locking posts from further edits. We'll usually ask warring factions to take it to a chat room to work out their differences and if that can't be facilitated, ...
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Should follow-up advice given in comments be added as an update to an answer?

So long as your answer contains a real and genuine answer, then provided the more fluffy bits round the edges are just extra information, and do not form the primary answer, then they will read better ...
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What’s wrong with this edit adding an App Store link to an answer?

I agree with that edit being rejected, and while I was not one to make the actual rejection, this would have been my reasoning for rejecting it: The post already contained a link to the official ...
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First suggested edit ban but still unable to suggest edits more than 24 hours later

As you've mentioned in the question, the automated suggested edit bans are just that: automatic. I don't know the specific details of why the system chooses a specific amount of time, but this was ...
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Editing for style rather than content

The literal instructions are to only edit a post that needs improvement so trivial edits are therefore not in keeping in the model for here. https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/editing Edits are ...
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First suggested edit ban but still unable to suggest edits more than 24 hours later

It looks like you've been tripped up again with a ban. If the system doesn't tell you the length of the ban - I would encourage you to ask here and we'll get an official answer why ban length isn't ...
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Does a poster get notified if an edit is made to an answer?

Edits that other people make to posts which are yours (both questions and answers) will cause an edit notification to show in your inbox.                                   However, these ...
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Grayed out edit on some questions and most meta questions

Two suggested edits can't be submitted on the same post at the same time. The first suggested edit must be approved or rejected before another suggested edit can be submitted. If the user can approve ...
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What to do about mindless acceptance of inappropriate edits?

You should have the option to rollback any edits done to your posts in the revision history (the link you've included above). In your case, just click on the "rollback" label on version 2. If you're ...
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What is wrong with this edit

It looks like the editor now detects and prevents introduction of some new short links and we're asking people to go slowly with the edits to avoid flooding the queues. I do agree that in general we ...
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Voting vs Editing, are they at Odds in the Current System?

The editing is mostly a way to avoid a large period of time where people would be inclined to down vote as opposed to remedy past impressions. Ideally, each edit would then ping the voters or come ...
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Is it appropriate to add a new answer vs editing an existing link-only answer?

As you haven't added any more information to your answer beyond what was obtained from the link, I would have edited the existing answer rather than adding a new one, but what you did is not wrong ...
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Should answers which are not forward compatible be edited for compatibility, or new answers created for new versions?

The old solutions are not broken; the new operating systems are :-) The posted solutions are still quite valid for computers running the operating systems for which the answers were written. I don't ...
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Should one remove me too part and hope it helps part from an answer?

From looking at the links you've provided most of them are the usual set of rather low-quality answers in terms of problem analysis and reproducibility of the solution (basically they tried this and ...
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So can someone tell me what's wrong with the question I posted below?

Thanks for reaching out on Meta to have this clarified. I see two main topics here, first the reposting of a "on hold" question, second the "on hold" of the first question itself. ...
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Should I edit posts written with HTML formatting rather than Markdown?

I think it is incorrect formatting and as long as there are other edits I would change. A reason for this is consistency so that other users only have to learn one set of formatting. I also ...
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Editing most effective way to recieve rep?

I will re-iterate what George has said: The best way to earn reputation is to: know actual useful information post that information on the correct question in a way that helps others All the other ...
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Editing most effective way to recieve rep?

Editing posts is definitely a way of earning reputation, but it's not the most efficient. The nominal 2 reputation you receive per accepted suggested edit won't earn you a great deal of reputation ...
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How are edited characters counted?

The edited characters count for the purposes of the minimum edit count is based on the number of non-whitespace characters that are edited in a post. This means that: example to **example** is an ...
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Edit Privileges, approve vs self-edit

Great points - I think we are quite fortunate to have general high quality questions here and it's really hard to ignore a post that hits my buttons - so I will assume I'm in somewhat the same boat as ...
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What is wrong with this edit

I rejected that edit because I was unaware of the "crusade" at the time and assumed it was superfluous. When I got the notification, I just clicked "rollback". Now that I'm aware of the crusade, I'...
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Why was my edit fixing capitalization rejected?

Hopefully I can provide some further context as the person who rejected the edit. The edit did not substantially improve the post. I understand editing to fix spelling mistakes since Stack Exchange ...
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Why are my edits rejected for being superfluous?

The reason for rejection is pretty clear. Don't just focus on the word ‘superfluous’. This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more ...
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Notification for edits made to posts

If you're talking about minor edits like this one, that's status-bydesign. You're only notified of substantial edits; which edits are substantial is not completely defined: There are a few rules in ...
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When adding a bounty to an existing question, can I edit to elaborate criteria?

Bounties are rewards for finding answers, not for providing an answer fitting some narrow requirements not part of the original question. The bounty will be awarded at the end even if none of the ...
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