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A recent edit to Has any of the US federal armed forces acted violently against civil movements / protesters? invalidates several answers with multiple upvotes. The original question had no date threshold. The choice of WWII as a threshold by an editor seems fairly arbitrary. My understanding from this question Question editing that invalidates answers is that edits that invalidate good answers are to be avoided. Have I misunderstood? I don't want to get into an edit war with anyone.

Update:

The edit has been reversed, so this is no longer an issue.

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  • And we get someone commenting on all the answers that they do not match the question. I don't have enough rep to revert the edit. If limited to after wwii and not by th op it should be a new questions – mmmmmm Jun 5 at 22:44
  • As promised, I have removed all of my comments about "invalid" answers. – CGCampbell Jun 9 at 19:29

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