Linked Questions

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Is my edit appropriate?

I used to edit posts but I'm not sure if they're necessary. Should one edit a post when it doesn't look good e.g. using blockquotes for examples, or we should just edit typos? As another example, ...
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2answers
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Editing orthographic errors

To what detail level should orthographic errors be edited? Obviously, one would edit, if the error occurs in the actual answer. (What is the German word for house? Answer: Hous.) But right now, I ...
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5answers
355 views

Spelling mistakes in questions

Dieser Beitrag handelt vom allgemeinen Umgang unsererseits mit Schreibfehlern in Fragen, nicht von einem speziellen, historischen Fall, der nur als Beispiel diente. Bitte respektiert das Thema der ...
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4answers
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Let us clean up comments

We do have many posts here with numerous and lengthy comments but only few answers. I have seen some efforts recently to remove dated and obsolete comments to clean up the site an thus improve ...
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3answers
114 views

Should we make edits to titles simply to make letters lowercase?

Recently, I asked a question about the difference between the German verbs senden, schicken, and verschicken. I titled my question thusly: Senden, Shicken, and Verschicken A user decided (and this ...
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1answer
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Some guy corrected 99 out of 100 errors in a post. Should I correct the remaining one and steal the credit to that guy?

Editing can often take long. Some users correct posts substantially and a percent from them might want their edit to be visible as edited by them (well, it depends on the guy, I wouldn't care, but it'...
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3answers
73 views

How to avoid too many edits from different users?

This question has about 6 versions of edit which I found disappointing. Finally the OP decided to add something to get rid of all that names next to his/her.
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4answers
195 views

Should we change “”“” to “„“” in German questions?

The easy quotation marks ("""") are not German. Should German questions and answers be edited to conform to this? I think that they yield a more professional impression.
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4answers
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How to handle typos that are significant in respect to why the question came up?

There's recently being a question on our main site which was excessively edited back and forth. The issue was an obvious typo: "now a days" instead of "nowadays". While I approve editing typos, I ...
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2answers
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Should we edit an unclear question so that it fits OP's answer?

In this question, the user quoted an example sentence and asked How does jemands decline in genitive form? I have asked for clarifications in the comments. However, the OP later posted an answer ...
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2answers
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How to handle suggested edits that are correct but extend the answer or question drastically?

There's just been an approval of an suggested edit which adds some true statements to the answer, but actually introduces some drastic changes to it. The edit was introduced by an anonymous user. The ...
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2answers
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Should unsubstantial edits be approved or rejected (if they don’t harm the post)?

I’m reviewing an edit made to a rather lengthy answer. The editor changed: this → these have smalltalk → are making smalltalk hole → whole are → they’re While at least the “whole” correction ...
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1answer
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Where do I find help on formatting my post?

When asking, editing or answering I often do not know how to format my text to look better. Where do I find an overview on formatting tools availabe?