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Looking at this question and answer: How to add characters to the press and hold character picker in OS X Lion? I managed to amend the automated replacement options when you press and hold a key down, and made this:


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When creating a post, we would recommend that the locale can safely and should be removed so that anyone around the world would default to their preferred locale. The only exception is if you have a question where locale is critical or key to the problem to be solved. For example the localized and delocalized versions of the links you posted, https://...


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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). If you haven't received an answer you think is suitable, you can refine your question by editing it. Everyone is encouraged to make substantial edits to ...


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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.png" width="375"> iPhone 4–5s: 320 iPhone 6–6s: 375 iPhone 6+–6s+: 540 If you resize an image and re-upload it as a suggested edit, I'm likely to ‘reject ...


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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 work, but this not only reduces the apparent size on screen, but also the actual image size - useful for if you're on the phone, etc. Assuming it's your own ...


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I am very much in favor of creating a syntax like Command ⌘+ Option ⌥ + I as it would solve a number of problems. As an iPad user I'm also in favor of an iPad friendly tool bar button. How has this request languished for so long?


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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 post) it's worthwhile to keep the following in mind: There are significantly bigger issues with this post than the misspelling of the name of OSX 10.11. As ...


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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, moderators will keep the lock in place and make a call on what the persistent form of the question or answer should look like. I should add: edit wars that can't be ...


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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 and your post will seem more complete than if you include bits in the answer and bits in comments. Plus, comments invite further comments, which soon clutter ...


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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 website for the app and a couple of other links to get started, such as a signup link. The app is cross platform and does not need to be purchased from the App ...


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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 expected to be substantial and to leave the post better than you found it. Common reasons for edits include: To fix grammar and spelling mistakes To clarify the ...


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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 notifications are not sent for minor edits. Edits need to be substantiative enough for the system to deem it necessary to notify you. For more information, see Meta.SE: ...


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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 indeed a 7 day ban. It's probably an appropriate time to mention that as this is basically your third suggested edits ban, 7 days is to allow the reviewers to ...


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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 shown to the person being on temporary hold. Going to the source of the hold - here are a few edits I agree should have been rejected and not proposed in the ...


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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 or reject the suggested edit, either because they have the privilege to do so or the suggested edit was on their own post, they see and can approve/reject the ...


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Since we can't migrate this question to the main meta - please visit the main site and vote / comment on this request since it's unlikely it will get implemented for us until it gets implemented site wide. Automatically resize high-resolution screenshots


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I did (or rather undid) the edit because answers shouldn't be included in the question but posted as real answers below (and there already was an answer for the official app anyway). I did miss the the part about the nonexistence of an official app though, going to fix this afterwards. Thanks for pointing it out. In general I would lean towards closing ...


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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 not comfortable or sure how to engage the people you wish to discuss things with, flag the post and ask for moderator assistance in knowing what to do and/or ...


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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 should avoid them, but perhaps there's a reason to keep them here that Allan can share. It looks like there are some rollbacks so let's see if Allan can join us ...


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Roll it back and add a comment as to why you prefer your wording or better, make a second edit to keep the good and further refine things you feel could be made better. In your specific case, I edited it quite severely since it was a rant and they get flagged and closed more often than not, but as the author of the post you generally get extra leeway in ...


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The question had a pending edit by a user with low reputation (<2000). This has to be approved by two users with reputation >=2000. As both @Globalnomad and @Phorce have < 2000 you cannot edit or approve it so you have to wait until the pending edit is approved. (I have approved it so only one more needed now)


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In general @patrix answer is correct, however in this case the original question really emphasised and was built round the game issue and thus was the part of the question that was to be answered so that I can see why the answer was given and the rollback of the question as you radically changed the question, and we see misediting occur so it was a ...


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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 either. If there had been other content in the existing answer then I would have added another answer as you did, but as it was just the link I would have added a ...


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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 back and revisit their expression - but without that, there’s still the chance that everyone else will see the edited post and help right the down votes if the ...


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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 that and finally it worked again). Also most of the users posting the answer haven't revisited the site since, which means we probably should focus on improving ...


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Lets deal with the downvote issue first. One downvote is one person somewhere on the Internet didn't like what you wrote. It can hurt, but when you realize that posts sit up for years, there will be lots of time for others to appreciate what you wrote. Now 3 to 5 downvotes and it might be you that needs to change something.... As for the edits, that's what ...


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When did the edit to 3GS occur - Sathya's edit is not marked up as changed and the original is 3G - seems like a error in the revision history. Thus the OP did not make this edit and given that they accepted the answer re 3G saying that upgrade not possible, I think the correct solution is to remove all 3GS references


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There's no policy, but as Patrix points out (and its especially relevant when you read the question title standalone which just asks "What software do people use" indicating the lack of an official one as a side note in effect during the question) the information that an official client is available has been included and is currently the highest voted answer,...


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I was aware that it would flood the page and did the changes nonetheless. Unless someone wants to volunteer to take retag work and spread it out, it sometimes happens like that. The upside is people that notice can vote to close as dupe / edit / answer and I was hoping that the upside of having 20 questions tagged properly and the opportunity for fresh eyes ...


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As cosmetically-infuriating as these typos can be, they don't obscure the meaning or intent behind a question or answer so I would just: don't sweat it. I think you'll go a little crazy trying to right all those wrongs on this site if you can't find a way to live with them.


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