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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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If that's the only thing you're changing, no. It's an okay edit to be making, and I agree that it's more proper, but 'how to...' isn't bad enough to warrant a whole edit and bumping the question to the top of the homepage. If you want to go through questions and change their titles, you should make sure that you're also changing something else that is more ...


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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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If it's the only change, then I consider it trivial, and whilst it may irk you to be using a format that you consider less than perfect, or different to your preference, they you need to suffer in silence. It's OK to say "Make some other change at the same time", but you need to ensure that the extra change (or changes) would also be valid and non trivial ...


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You should describe what changes you made, and if necessary why you made them. Edit summaries like "added 23 characters in body" are automatically generated if you didn't provide one when editing. Sometimes this is OK if the edit is really simple or you don't have much time, but you really should always put something in there yourself when you can. It doesn'...


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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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In my opinion, if an edit improves a question in some way, and someone's willing to make it, they should feel free to make the change. Whether this is fixing a typo or retagging the question, the accumulation of all these tiny improvements will lead to a higher quality post, and a higher quality site. I also think that, the majority of the time, a question'...


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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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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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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 ...


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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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This is something that the site design currently does not allow. Per-site metas don't have ability of suggested-edits I checked with several other moderators and the low traffic nature of this site (and really all the metas except for the main one that actually carries reputation on its own) means that it's something that would add another place for ...


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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'm in the unfortunate situation of sometimes having to read this site running IE8 on a computer at work when I'm on break. While this post solves the copy/paste problem when I'm away from my Mac, unfortunately, many of the aforementioned characters are just rectangular boxes on my work machine. So perhaps this solution of a copy/paste list will help iPad ...


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I think there are three parts to this question. The first is whether it is desirable for questions to say "How do I" rather than "How to". As a matter of style, I prefer a title lable rather than a complete sentence, but I do recognize that some estemed members of this site encourage complete sentence titles (even if they themselves occasionally use label ...


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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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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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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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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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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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It's a good question even though I feel the answer should be no. Unless someone has a really convincing argument why I'm wrong, I don't see this as something we would want to add. The site already has a timeout built in where repeated edits in a short period of time are considered one edit, so unless altering that interval is appropriate, the current ...


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I like to use the widget: CharacterPal This is the fastest way I know of to find and copy needed characters.


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You can actually copy them from this meta post by Dori. She put all the icons, names, and HTML entities into one post. You can just search the post with Command ⌘ + F. In response to bmike's comment below, this actually will work for those on an iOS device because the meta post above includes HTML entities. While this isn't preferable, it is better than not ...


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