Questions tagged [editing]

Questions about the process of editing, how edits work, and other general inquiries about the edit system.

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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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Edit questions/answer and add blockquote

Often I see questions or answers which could contain some block-quotes to improve the readability. But to edit posts of other users I always have to change at least 6 characters. This is a bit ...
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How to deal with substantial, retrospective edits to questions?

The asker of the question Einen über den Durst trinken substantially edited the question in retrospect (i.e., after the question was answered). Now the question has an answer that answers ...
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Clarification on edit rejection

I'm curious as to the rejection reason for this edit. The reviewer subsequently made almost the same edit himself with the exception of the change to the title, which IMO was the critical part of the ...
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What's the value of edits which replace quotation characters and apostrophes?

I recently ran across this edit, which included changing the double quote character one gets when typing on a keyboard (Unicode U+0022 Quotation Mark) to “ (U+201C Left Double Quotation Mark) and ” (U+...
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Do we really have to be extremely critical about spelling?

Many times on this forum I see questions edited, e.g. just because one single letter gets corrected from a little to a capital letter. Almost all across the internet nobody really cares about spelling,...
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Why do edits to another users' post have to change at least 6 characters?

In several posts, I found one single mistake which in some cases, was crucial to the meaning of the sentence (with commas, especially) or at least very irritating. While I tried to eliminate the ...
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When editing a post, may or even should we change pre-reform spelling to post-reform spelling?

In principle, people may spell as they like; however, the final revision of the German spelling reform (2006) is arguably the generally preferred orthography. For example, the German-language news ...
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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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What is a good edit, which edits may be bad?

Since it came up recently there appears to be some confusion as which edits are welcome and which edits should be rejected or rolled back. We know, that whenever an edit improves a post it was a good ...
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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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My post has been changed. What to do if I don't like it?

Meistens ist es optisch besser. Was mache ich aber , wenn meine Antwort sachlich geändert wurde und mir das nicht gefällt? Und was ist ein "rollback"? It sometimes looks better. But, what should I ...
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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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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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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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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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Which dash (“Gedankenstrich”) should we use in German?

There are two different HTML entities we could use: — Test — Test and – Test – Test There are also a "figure dash": Test ‒ Test and the "horizontal bar"...
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Gibt es eine Liste über vorschlagene Korrekturen?

Ist es möglich, die vorschlagene Korrekturen für meine Fragen zu sehen? Ich mache viele Fehler, und es gibt keine Mitglieder, die die Korrekturen akzeptieren können. Translation: Is it possible to ...
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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 ...