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Approve edits that add value to an answer beyond the intent/knowledge of the original poster?

In this instance, there is a good case for the editor to have written their own answer, because it is quite far ahead of the original in terms of description, detail, and possibly knowledge of the OP. ...
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What to do if OP edits their question from a different account?

If in any doubt flag for a mod - we can check if they are from the same person pretty accurately. But if it is a simple clarification and the edit makes sense, I'd suggest approving.
Rory Alsop's user avatar
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What did happen to my suggested edit?

The suggested edit gave a 404 because the post itself was deleted. In following the link to the answer (10k or mod visibility only) it is obvious it was offensive and not a real question and was ...
Rory Alsop's user avatar
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Someone is stealing my edits

I don't think this is only about me, but I have rejected and improved at least one of your edits before. I don't remember which one it was, but it had some bad elements and minor good elements (which ...
Luc's user avatar
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Cannot edit a post on security.stackexchange.com?

There was already a pending suggested edit at the time you wanted to submit one. There can only be a single pending suggested edit at a time on a given post. (It's easy to find now because it's been ...
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Why is my edit attributed to another user?

The following happend: We both were editing at the same time, but you submitted your edit first. So when I submitted mine it overwrote yours. I saw what had happend, and thought your edit was much ...
Anders's user avatar
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Guidelines for suggested edits being too minor

Minor edits should be accepted when they make a substantive change to the understanding of the post. Sometimes, a couple of letters difference can make a huge change to the meaning of a sentence. ...
schroeder's user avatar
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Why can the "Community" bot approve suggested edits?

See here: A reviewer either improves an edit, or rejects and replaces it with a different edit When one is reviewing suggested edits, there are five available buttons, two of which allow the reviewer ...
AndrolGenhald's user avatar
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Grammar VS style fixes

I voted to reject the edit, but I considered approving it since part of the edit was good (capitalization, used, fixing link) and part of it was bad (changing funny, scary, is everything alright). To ...
Anders's user avatar
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Someone is stealing my edits

This occurs when edits are reviewed and someone chooses "reject and edit". It's one of the options when you review the edit queue. Also, I'm not sure what you are asking or what you are ...
schroeder's user avatar
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What is our definition of an IT Professional?

I don't think the meaning of the word "professional" is relevant here. It can be used in many ways, and we do not need to agree on a definition to use. Just like with any word, you need to pick up the ...
Anders's user avatar
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Why is my edit attributed to another user?

I don't have enough rep to be able to see this, but sometimes this happens because the other user used "improve edit" but unchecked "suggested edit was helpful". The section "How can I check on my ...
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