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How to deal with tiny edits intending to raise a question's visibility for the purposes of extra rep?

Don't roll back bumping edits. Mod flag Edits like that should be mod flagged so a moderator can review them. Normally I would wait until a pattern has emerged, but the user is transparent about why ...
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Tag deleted against authors wishes, question edited in order to justify tag deletion

To give an answer: The tag usage is in principal detailed in How do I correctly tag my questions? and What are tags, and how should I use them?. It boils down to choose tags that significantly ...
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Is it acceptable to make your own question which is similar to a subjectively worded question instead of making a hard edit to that question?

TL;DR: In my opinion, it is usually better to post your own question. The reason for this is that if you post your own question, you can determine what you do and do not want to know and what is ...
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Is there a way to propose an edit without automatically applying it?

No, once you earn the Edit Questions And Answers privilege, you may no longer suggest edits. When I'm attempting edits that I'm not entirely sure are in line with the OP's intent, I try to post a ...
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Can you, please, remove Carpetsmoker's ability to deface questions?

Stack Exchange is a collaborative website. Users are encouraged to edit each other's content. When you post something on Stack Exchange, you do not have final say about it. This especially applies to ...
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What is the line between changing the author's intent and removing unnecessary information?

It's in the eye of the beholder where relevant context becomes unnecessary information. Anyway, I'll give my view (on the specific edits). I think the second edit makes less sense, but it's easier to ...
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How to deal with tiny edits intending to raise a question's visibility for the purposes of extra rep?

I don't think we need to make more of it than it actually is. Editing itself is not something to be discouraged, unless it's excessive. If you think there's abuse, flag it for mod attention and ...
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Do we hate memes at Politics SE?

Images can be a powerful tool to make an answer more useful. A good picture can say more than a thousand words. But only if used correctly. Images which don't add useful information can be extremely ...
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Kindly familiarize yourself with the details of the CC license before handling content licensed under its terms

Editing content of other users is a regular part of how Stack Exchange works. For more information, please read the help center article "Why can people edit my posts? How does editing work?"....
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Tag deleted against authors wishes, question edited in order to justify tag deletion

Politics is a hot topic which means that it is likely to elicit emotional responses. Emotional responses makes it hard to separate beliefs from facts. Therefore one has to accept that the site ...
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Is it OK to keep a dead link within a post?

Broken links don't provide any useful information. And contrary to what the author of that questions claims, they don't prove anything either, because nobody knows if that link ever existed. After all ...
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What do people think of the dozens of tag-only edits of old questions?

As someone who both approved quite a few of the edits which the question refers to, as well as someone who frequents the active questions feed, I am in two minds. All the tag edits which I've seen ...
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What do people think of the dozens of tag-only edits of old questions?

I believe that maintaining tags on old questions is an important service. Yes, it is a bit annoying that this results in these old questions getting pushed to the front-page. But that's a problem ...
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Please stop using DoD to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense

The brand guide does not have any particular authority for Stack Exchange contributors, any more than a company's brand guide does. Branding guidelines are supposed to govern how people associated ...
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Should we remove all incorrect uses of code?

I don't think that this is necessary. Editing all of that old content because of a minor formatting inconsistency would just cause unnecessary noise on the frontpage for little tangible benefit. But ...
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Should we remove all incorrect uses of code?

To add on to what was posted by Philipp. I don't think we should worry about editing old posts that haven't had activity in a while if that is the only reason it is going to be edited. However that ...
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What is the line between changing the author's intent and removing unnecessary information?

Edits should not conflict with the author's intent. Per the help center page for the "edit questions and answers" privilege, suggested reasons for editing are: to fix grammatical or ...
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Kindly familiarize yourself with the details of the CC license before handling content licensed under its terms

I have found this meta post made a bit over a week after Stack Exchange changed from Creative Commons v3.0 licensing to Creative Commons v4.0 licensing. This is news to me in 2022 of course, but ...
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Kindly familiarize yourself with the details of the CC license before handling content licensed under its terms

I have tried to familiarize myself with the Creative Commons license. I have come to the conclusion that the initial edit was not in violation of the license. By posting on our site, you have shared ...
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Do we hate memes at Politics SE?

Yes, on Stack Exchange, we hate fun. It's been this way since the early days.
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Editing a question to such an extent as to make all existing answers off-topic

Moving target questions are a big problem. They’re rude to answerers who took the time to write an answer, but then find their answer invalidated. And they hurt the site’s primary goal of collecting ...
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Non-edits push the question into the reopen queue. What to do about it?

The "non-edits" you have linked to are actually edits, and this auto-reopening nomination works as intended. What reviewing users can do (in general) is reject trivial edits, especially to ...
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How much work for the original poster should we allow in an attempt to reopen the question?

Generally: We should allow as much work as any well-meaning non-OP editor is willing to give away for that post. Within very few and wide limits. A significant well-meant edit is a chore the ...
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Should we follow the style guidelines on capitalizing president?

It seems sensible to follow the AP Style (in this case). That said, I don't think it's worth doing mass edits just to update the style for this. It can obviously part of other edits and you can edit a ...
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Please review this post, closed based on differing opinions

I honestly think the question was fine. The controversy over that election was big enough news that it can hardly be considered a a fringe theory. You you didn't devote an unreasonable amount of ...
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Please review this post, closed based on differing opinions

Let's review the revision list for a moment We start off with this as your question (emphasis mine) Have there been any safeguards or special rule changes within the DNC to prevent a rigged or ...
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What to do with partially snide but also partially useful comments?

One of the ways Moderators can handle comment flags is to edit the comment, and that is something that I occasionally do as appropriate. If you don't want to rely on a moderator to figure out that ...
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Question editing that invalidates answers

When one made a mistake in their question which leads to worthwhile answers which are not for the question they meant to ask but the question they accidentally asked, one should consider if it doesn't ...
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