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Can we develop a system to avoid/discourage subsequent homebrew critique question edits?

While our policy on homebrew-critique questions makes a lot of sense as the questions are certainly able to be answered effectively by experts and fit all the criteria for an on-topic question, these ...
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Overwhelming amount of edits needed in correct answer; what to do?

The relevant question: Dice Notation - Dice that start at 0 Top answer: According to Wikipedia, this is called zero bias notation, and you simply use a "z" instead of a "d". I.e., your example ...
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Why does the “question edited” notification redirect to the Desktop website even when on mobile?

I have recently noticed that, on the mobile version of rpg.stackexchange, all notifications (red or green) redirect to the appropriate mobile page... except for the "question edited" notification (...
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Is there a way to thank/upvote someones edits on your Question/Answer?

Just a quick bit of backstory. When I'm posting on Stack sites, I'm typically at work, so unable to devote my entire attention to the post. Quite often, small typos/errors in maths/etc will slip ...
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Do I have a setting wrong? I can't see what I am editing

Ever since I joined the SE system, when I am editing an answer or a question I can see how it looks before I hit "submit" or accept the edit. I have found, this morning, that I have to submit the ...
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How to handle rejected edits that appear to be objectively positive?

Recently I made an edit on a one-year-old answer. The content of the answer is excellent, but it had many typos and grammatical errors, so I fixed them. In my mind I thought I was doing a nice thing: (...
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Further Reading in Questions, not comments

A useful kind of comment we get on both questions and answers frequently goes as follows: Related: [link description](link target) or, less helpfully: [Related](link target) When this is, in ...
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How can Community improve edit suggestions?

So, when looking as an edit review for a thing I posted I noticed this line: Community has approved 545 edit suggestions and rejected 123 edit suggestions and improved 1 edit suggestion This is ...
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What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?

When the question does not specify a system, but an educated guess can be made, other users often edit the tags themselves without waiting for the querent to confirm the system they are interested in. ...
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Could I please have my privilege to edit without a peer review removed?

I have hit the 2k-rep threshold recently, and hence my edits should now be automatically accepted without a peer review. However: My English, though fluent, is very far from perfect. I can't edit a ...
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Paraphrasing in Quotation Blocks

An experienced member's edit to an answer of mine, placed a part of it into a quotation block. The thing is, it isn't a quotation, I paraphrased an idea from the source text. Marking something as a ...
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Should we correct rules references in questions?

I came upon a question, where the asker referenced the rules incorrectly (the question in general was also rather hard to follow). Later on someone edited the question and formatted the incorrect ...
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How much should you edit a question?

The OP doesn't seem to be responding to the comments on this question, but I think I've narrowed down his real concern as to what actions can be taken in combat that are not dealing damage or using ...
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What should have happened here?

Me and another high-rep user came into conflict over the editing process and authorial intent at Help with problem player. Specifically, I think that if an edit fundamentally changes the question ...
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When a Question Changes Completely, Should it be a New Question?

I understand that at time questions are unclear, vague or unanswerable in their original state and need to be edited. I also see the value in the questions changing so much some of the answers don't ...
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Can I edit a question to be more generic?

Today this simple yet very useful question about probabilities in Dungeon World was posted on the main site: How likely is success in Dungeon World? While the question itself is about Dungeon World, ...
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When a Question changes, should answers change, too?

This question on OOC talk has changed significantly since it was originally asked and several answers given. When something like this happens, offering new information, is is best to edit an answer ...
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Should I try to improve my answer even after it was selected?

Pretty much as the title. I would like to add more information and edit the organization of the answer I gave and was selected by the asker, is it bad practice? Will my answer lose the selected mark?
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Why is an edit to fix a 1-character spelling mistake required to be at least 6 characters long?

Why is an edit to fix a 1-character spelling mistake required to be at least 6 characters long? I tried to edit the first line of a good answer to correct "fulfil" into "fulfill". It seems silly that ...
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Editing someone else's answer vs. commenting

So here's what the Editing Help says: When should I edit posts? Any time you feel you can make the post better, and are inclined to do so. Editing is encouraged! Some common reasons to ...
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Consensus on open5e.com?

Someone (anonymous user) tried to edit in a link to open5e.com to one of my answers, and another one. I tripped over the edits via comment notification, and I rejected them both with the cause "...
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Cultural relativity and the appropriateness of potentially offensive words

I was surfing the side-links today and came across an answer that had been edited to replace a word with another which, according to the comments relating to the edit, was intended to be a less ...
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How to best re-work answer?

I answered How do I run a maze scenario without using a map? a while back; while I think my recommendation's a great one, I stipulate that the presentation's very hard to follow. (That is, I don't ...
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Is the poster the final arbitor of the content of their posts?

I posted a question. The question was answered, and the question is not in question. The title contained something, which is a tag, that was "organic to the conversational nature of the post". It ...
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When editing, how drastic is too drastic?

The question Is it ok to drastically edit another's answers? looks like a duplicate based on its title, but it's content is about editing things out of answers rather than the reverse. Recently I'...
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Is it possible to change a vote on an answer from the question being edited?

I down-voted This Answer, as at the time I felt that it didn't actually answer the question as it was asked. Now that the question has been edited, this answer is a valid answer and not deserving of ...
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Tag versus Keyword

On my question about dogfighting RPGs, somebody edited out the tags combat and flight, leaving only the generic game-recommendation. As a reason he put: flight ...
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Massive edit to a question undercuts existing highly-upvoted answer

Simulate/Emulate 4th Edition Invoker in 5th Edition Per advice from doppelgreener, the OP has massively changed this question – do the question they meant to ask, no doubt, but existing meta ...
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Edit: Die vs dice

For context: I'm talking about this edit of my question. I'm aware that "die" is a possible, maybe more correct singular of the plural "dice". However, "dice" also is an accepted singular form. And ...
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Am I over stepping the boundaries by deleting irrelevant passages in a question?

In regards to this question, the asker had a sentence that stated he was confused about the bugbear chief's Heart of Hruggek which gives it advantage on saving throws against being put to sleep (along ...
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Downvoting behaviour does not enable me to improve my post

This is not about venting about the downvotes on my post. Let's agree that my post does contain mistakes and that my comments down the road were driven by frustration. I'd like to share why I was ...
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How many times should I/could I edit my question?

My question has a fairly large edit history already, some major, some minor, but the original question has changed into another altogether. However, the original theatrics were unfortunately lost, but ...
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Why are minor edits discouraged?

From https://rpg.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/edit : Try to make the post substantively better when you edit, not just change a single character. Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged. So, ...
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Do I edit or create a new answer when my view on my current answer changes significantly?

Researching my answer to this question: Can the arcane/druidic focus staff double as quarterstaff? has lead me to re-evaluate my answer to this question: Can an Elven Wizard use a bow for an arcane ...
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Should I edit my question or create a new one?

I asked a question with a straightforward title and a mostly straightforward body, and got a straightforward answer, which I accepted because they answered the question as I wrote it. But I failed to ...
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Expurgating expletives the right way

I made this part of an answer elsewhere, but I just want to reiterate it independent of all the other, more contentious stuff. This is a response to mistakes I see people making when removing the ...
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Don't signal your edits in text

To amplify the bullet from here: Stop using the "Edit:" syntax of forums. We have explicit revision histories on everything, so everything should read as if the best version was the first version. ...
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Edit vs own answer

There were 2 answers for this question, both more than 50% right. I ended up adding my answer, but should I change the other answers? On one hand they contain factual errors, so they should be ...
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Enchantment Property Spell edit concern

This answer was recently edited, by another user. I am concerned with the edit for a number of reasons, but primarily it is the fact that they have changed a substantial portion of the substance of ...
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Should gender-loaded terms like 'wife-friendly' be edited out?

In this question, we're being asked for suggestions on "wife-friendly adventures". While the person asking the question is doing so with entirely innocent intent (he wants to find a game that matches ...
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Is it ever appropriate to revert someone's edit to their own question?

Related to the recent question about edited questions obsolescing answers. In that case, there was a clarification added to the question that nullified my answer; it was deleted (and I probably should ...
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Downvoting answers not fitting an edited question anymore?

This answer is a good answer, but, as explicitely mentioned, ends up not fitting the question since it has been edited since the answer was made. What should users be suggested to do in such a case? ...
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What do we do with answers made obsolete by a question change?

There's a current case of an infrequent problem: Why is Donjon offline? Dakeyras's answer was a response to a question that was once there. It was made in good faith, and is a helpful answer. The ...
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Is this a good or a bad example of changing tags?

On this question's revisions you can see that the tags were changed twice. The first time "system-recommendation" was added even though the question didn't ask about a system, and stated the system in ...
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Should I edit the outcome into the question, or answer my own question?

As far as I know, it is okay to answer your own questions. It is also recommended to show your progress with a question, and this is easily accomplished by editing the question itself and ...
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Should questions that deride certain styles of play be permitted?

More specifically: Should a question with moral/ethical components be presented in a balanced non-judgmental way, or should it be heavily slanted to promote an individual agenda? The question How do ...
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Why couldn't I submit changes to a question?

I tried to edit the question "Do: Experience with the journal" to be of a more a question and answer format, following some of the other changes I've seen on the site. I changed the question to "How ...
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What are the polite limits of editing others' posts for formatting?

Related: How should I approach editing? RPG.se seems to lend itself to longer answers than some other sites. Because of this, formatting becomes even more important. Before I commit to reading a ...
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Are old posts getting edited too much?

It seems that most times I look at the site, about half of the front page is made up of old questions with no activity other than a recent edit. To me, this doesn't seem right - I would hope to see ...
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How should I approach editing?

I'm assuming that other people crossing that 1k rep line may be wondering the same thing, but maybe I'm alone on this. What type of editing best helps the community? When is a good time to edit, and ...

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