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Questions tagged [editing]

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Editing misleading question, possibly against authors intention

Situation I recently spotted this question: Police forcing me to install Jingwang spyware app, how to minimize impact? In this post there is a good technical question, but it also provides ...
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Should we transcribe screenshots of text?

In this question: How a public dns server could return wrong results A good Samaritan user @Michael lovingly transcribed out the screenshot of a terminal in a suggested edit. Certainly text in a ...
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What caused this post to bump to the front page?

I was browsing the front page and this post showed up as "Modified 1 hour ago". I almost replied thinking it was an active post, but it's from 2016 and there doesn't seem to be anything new on it. ...
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Canonical question for “where should I store my server side secrets”?

There are lots of questions about where/how to store encryption keyes, peppers, authentication tokens and what not on a server. They usually get half hearted answers or get closed as duplicate of some ...
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Is adding data on behalf of the original author fine?

Q: Entropy on native memorable password on macosX keychain The author of the question seems to be happy with my answer, yet she or he added some calculations based on my answer to his question and ...
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User rolls back all edits to his question — leave it alone?

I can understand that users might feel a little defensive about their posts and not understand edits that are made to it. In the case of this question, the OP has rolled back edits to his question ...
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Did I change the 'tone and focus' of this question with my edit?

I read through this question and saw that none of the existing 10 answers attempted to provide specific references to the standard being discussed (ISO 27001). However, several answers provided ...
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Why is my edit attributed to another user?

I recently tried to edit a question and someone else beat me to the punch. I reviewed their edit and felt like my edit would further improve their edit, so I resubmitted my edit. After resubmitting my ...
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Approve an edit, removing the edited segment

I saw an answer to this question which could be considered aggressive and with a statement that, from my POV; should be better mentioned as a comment instead of an answer. After editing it, the ...
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How to edit this question?

One of my questions Can firewall stop social engineering attacks? has been put on hold on the grounds of "too broad". I have one concerns here. 1) If I lack knowledge in a particular area, it will ...
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6 character edit limit vs. side suggestions (suggesting minor fixes are fine)

Occasionally I come across an answer that I'd like to edit (most recently it was for 4 instances of it's that should be its). It becomes quite frustrating - should I search for more errors? game the ...
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Should IP adresses of presumed attackers be edited out of questions?

Every now and then someone posts some strange log entries and asks what is going on. Sometimes these contains IP adresses of the presumed attackers. It that OK? Or should they be edited out and ...
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Should I edit my answer to improve it?

I wrote an answer to How would two people with burner phones communicate? , which received 22 upvotes but has not been accepted yet. Another user (not the OP) commented my answer, noticing that it ...
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How to keep an edit from “taking over question”

A user submitted a poorly worded question which was already downvoted: detect forged e-mail system for windows? some instances people send emails with false or "forged" headers. How can ...
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Rejected edit: Rejected because it violated the “original intent” of the asker or just because it made dramatic changes to the question?

I'm a little frustrated and more puzzled about why an edit I made to a question was rejected this evening on the grounds that "This edit deviates from the original intent of the post." The original ...
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Confused about rejection of my edit

I just had my first edit here rejected and am a bit confused. Rejection comment 1: Xander 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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Policy on substantial edits from new accounts (OP's alter egos)

How can we persuade edit reviewers to reject substantial edits made from new accounts that seem to belong to the OP? Case in mind: Recommendations of relevant subjects for penetration testing? Edit ...
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Where is the manual for pasting code on here?

I want to post some terminal commands here. But it comes out as one paragraph when I paste in this text box. How do I format so that the information I am pasting stays the way it is and does not get ...
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Can new users edit their own question?

Can new users with 1 rep edit their own question? I'll often comment on new users posts with suggestions on how to make them better, but they respond back with comments and not edits. I'm looking to ...
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When editing a Question to avoid closure, how far can we stray from the original intent?

I want to generalize this Meta question into a discussion about when it's appropriate to edit someone else's question vs opening a new, similar, question with a different focus. Cole's Notes: a new ...
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Can people please be a little less zealous with close votes?

This question currently has 3 flags against it for "primarily opinion based". If you read it, and its edit history, at no point was it opinion based. It is quite clearly asking whether VSTs could ...
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What is the appropriate way to handle posts requiring very minor edits?

Occasionally, I come across questions or answers with grammatical errors that have a major impact on the meaning of a sentence, but take less than 6 characters to fix. This question for example ...
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Editing out salutations

As far as I was aware, it is common Stack Exchange policy that posts shouldn't contain any salutations, including introductions ("Hi!") or closing statements ("Thanks!", "Cheers!"). Related SO.Meta ...
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I want to create the browser-extensions tag. Is that OK?

There are quite a lot of questions about browser extensions and add-ons. However, there's no tag dedicated to them. I want to create and add the browser-extensions tag to the relevant questions. ...
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How do we feel about edits correcting an OP's misconception?

Today was the second time I came across an edit that was trying to remove/correct an OP's misconception. I'm sure this is has happened before and I'm sure it will happen again. Here's an edit on the ...
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Asking new question in someone else's topic

Is it ok to edit question which is asked by other user to add sub-question? E.g. Let say I saw post about hijacking satelite and I would like to know is it possible to DDoS satelite. Would it be ...
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Eeeeek, what happened to my edit link.

Well, I was about to improve one of Rory's answer but can't. Then I realised I'm not able to edit any question or answer in the security meta. Why? It's seems to be security.se specific since the ...
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Community♦ bot editing posting

The question Recent Linux USB exploits has been edited by Community♦. According to the description on the user page that is a bot. The edit is not a organizational one, but adds real content. It's ...
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No longer able to edit tag wikis

Given the new tags page, tag wikis are yet more valuable and important. But there has been a regression in our ability to edit them. I created the authentication tag wiki a while ago, and am still ...