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There is a spelling error in my comment and I can't edit it. What are my options?

I've already made an appointment with my psychiatrist. What else can I do now that editing is no longer possible?
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Why did I not get notified that my edit was declined?

I recently asked this question, received a helpful answer to it, and edited the answer in an attempt to expand on it. The answer itself was helpful and certainly answered my question, but adding more ...
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Is it okay to update accepted answer on my own question?

Yesterday I asked this question – All requests go into ELB surge queue, and eventually got a partial reply which lead me a right direction of finding a more clear answer, that was provided by the ...
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Is it 'Minor Edit Week' or something?

I've noticed that this week we're getting a lot of tiny pointless edits to posts (https://serverfault.com/users/100013/jakegould, https://serverfault.com/users/294235/lnux?tab=activity) - how are they ...
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Editing content on 4 year-old questions isn't always necessary

I mean, sometimes content is intentional. Look at the revision history on this: Centos 6.3 install reiserFS support The question was from 2012. The content within was deliberate, and this was the ...
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Why am I not being notified when my posts are edited?

About an hour ago one of my answers was edited. However, I didn't get a notification of the edit in my inbox. I spoke to some other users, who told me they are receiving notifications of edited ...
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Does copy editing Unicode punctuation into posts contribute value?

This isn't specific to SF, but it came up recently and it's worth a brief touch point. Recently in the review queue, I stumbled upon the following edit: Before: How do you troubleshoot Apache ...
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Should we approve edits that remove chatty anecdotes from answers?

An edit was approved for one of my answers today that seems on the chin rubbing side of pedantry to me. Question: How to delete .fuse_hidden* files? Answer: https://serverfault.com/a/478619/152073 ...
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Is it acceptable to heavily edit my closed question?

My question was closed as not constructive, despite having some pretty decent answers. After some thought I can more or less see what was wrong with it, and I'd like to make it into something useful. ...
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Users with editing privileges can no longer approve edits

I noticed that a question had been posted with an egregious spelling error in its title. A low-rep user had submitted a proposed edit to correct the spelling error. Had there been no proposed edit in ...
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What is, or should be the “right way” to edit a post for readability/formatting, and usage of the backtick character?

EDIT: Since a bunch of people are going tl;dr and wall-of-text, an example. Basically, is there anything "wrong" about the way I changed the readability of my answer from its original edition, "...
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What is (or what should be) the etiquette for editing old questions or posts?

I ask primarily because it's come up, and I've gotten conflicting advice and requests. Seeing the bad tag thread (and a lot of the other hideousness from "back when"), plus having a lot of time on my ...
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What do we do when a user edits their own post while not logged in or logged in as a different user?

Triggered by these two suggested edits: https://serverfault.com/suggested-edits/7537 https://serverfault.com/suggested-edits/7538 Do we reject and suggest that the user logs in properly or approve ...
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Indication that someone else is editing

Is there a way to see whether someone else has started editing a post? There are times that I'd like to fix a post, but don't want to duplicate someone else's effort or overwrite any edits they made, ...
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Edits to fix code formatting and remove harmful info rejected as “too minor”

I made a few edits to this question and one of its answers. Both were rejected as "too minor". Here is the suggested edit to the question. The question originally had a string of 5-10 pointless ...
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Some kind of 'edit locking'

On more than one occasion, I've started editing a post, only to be told, on save, that someone else has beaten me to it. Would it be possible to add a feature where editing a post starts a mutex-...
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What editing guideline did I violate by adding a fitting tag?

I added the "backuppc" tag to an old question about a specific BackupPC setting here: https://serverfault.com/suggested-edits/5138 This got rejected by user Chris S. What guideline did I violate with ...
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Description of Editing and Rep and FAQ

Seems like this question should have been asked already but I can't find any details. I'm looking for a description of Editing (beyond Jeff's seminal article, In Defense of Editing. Specifically, I'm ...
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Should we edit posts with foul language?

I came across a question today that included some mild profanity. I'm not sure if I've come across swearing in questions before, but this is the first time it has bothered me. Should we edit posts to ...
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Is there recourse to a user making persistent trivial edits?

This user is repeatedly spamming the front page making trivial edits like this. I'm assuming he's just "farming" the Copy Editor badge, but it's unnecessary and annoying. Can a mod slap him on the ...
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editing other user's posts for completely trivial reasons

I'm relatively new to serverfault/stackexchange, though not to systems administration. I've posted only a few answers here so far. In the last day, two of my posts were edited by other users. I get it,...
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Can't Edit a Post

I don't have the ability to edit this post. First time I ran into this. I checked other questions and it seems I can edit them. Yes, I understand I can edit, but it won't save till a mod approves it.
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Prevent editing a closed question from it being bumped to front page.

Visting ServerFault this morning there were a large number of old questions (posted 2009) that have been edited and therefore bumped to the front page. While I find this highly irritaing as it is, two ...
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Is the editing function broken?

I was cruising the front page, and ran into this answer. A user with 67 rep edited an answer. According to the privileges page and my own recollection, you shouldn't be able to do that until you ...
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Where do suggested edits go?

What kind of queue do suggested edits go into? Is this part of the moderator tools or is there some other way view these? Having recently earned the ability to edit rather than just suggest, I was ...
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How to find out the number of edited posts?

Is there any way I can find out the number of posts I have edited? I can not find it in my profile page. I think it is good to have a counter similar to votes/badges counters.
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Edit powers activate! Removing Hi/Thanks

The format of StackExchange sites in general discourages the sort of letter-format questions common elsewhere. You know what I'm talking about: Hi, I have ${problem}. It has ${details}. Any ...