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How did this edit improve the post?

The edit has description: Use non breaking spaces in monarchs' names This non-breaking space is a very minor typesetting cosmetic improvement but people like me will notice when it’s missing at ...
Jan's user avatar
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What should we do with minor edits related to changing a neutral-pronoun to singular they?

The answer was flagged: This answer is being deliberately provocative by using a neo-pronoun ("xyrself") where none is called for. I don't know about deliberately provocative, but I agree that ...
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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 ...
yannis's user avatar
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Are spelling correction edits discouraged?

The limit is 6 characters, not 10. They apply on all sites in the network, but only to suggested edits; on Mathematica Stack Exchange, where you have 11k reputation, you can freely edit posts. (Tag ...
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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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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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Honorable conduct when editing questions and answers

That's not how Stack Exchange works. I suggest reading https://politics.stackexchange.com/help/editing. I'll quote some relevant sections: this site is collaboratively edited, like Wikipedia. If ...
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Should we accept title edits to reflect when a question was asked?

In general, no. I don't think this helps others find the question, nor is it very useful when you stumble upon the question. In some exceptional cases a date may be helpful, for example when it's a ...
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Unsupported claims in answer pointed out by comments, but editing them in as requested was rejected. What was wrong?

This appears to be the suggested edit in question. I wasn't one of the two users who decided to reject this edit. So I can only speculate what their motives were. But what I would find questionable ...
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How did this edit improve the post?

It's indeed highly questionable. The almost always invisible change is explained in Jan's answer. So now we know what it did, or tried to achieve. Improve the web typography. Things we should discuss ...
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Should we accept title edits to reflect when a question was asked?

I made that edit because I kept seeing multiple identical-seeming questions pop-up in the "related questions" section on the right. (well, not that specific one, but the habit of editing some time/...
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Is there a way to propose an edit without automatically applying it?

One possible solution is to have a sockpuppet (AKA a secondary account) suggest edits. Here are some rules you should follow with a sockpuppet if you are doing this1: Do not use it to do anything ...
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Honorable conduct when editing questions and answers

every edit be preceded by proposing changes in the comments section, ... The problem here is every. So, no. There are occasional posts with repeated words, lack of capitalization for proper names, ...
Rick Smith's user avatar
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Honorable conduct when editing questions and answers

Something somewhat resembling this proposal has been adopted on Math.SE. But an issue I see is that math is not politics. For the latter we sometimes have Qs asked by throwaway, or at least later-...
the gods from engineering's user avatar
1 vote

Is there a way to propose an edit without automatically applying it?

One clever trick is to submit an edit and then immediately roll it back, accompanying it with a comment for the OP to review the edit history and decide for herself. So, the post was in state of ...
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