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Is the purpose of allowing practically anyone to edit a question/answer to allow material changes to the original author's intent?

If even the original author should not change their original question materially after the fact, why does it seem to be OK to allow another, relatively new, user to go on a rampage of editing dozens ...
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Edit posts/answers for acronyms?

Acronyms are well known to those in a community, and not so known to those outside of it. For this reason, new photographers may find new and old questions and answers hard to decipher. As a general ...
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How MUCH editing for new user submissions?

This question is regarding this post: https://photo.stackexchange.com/revisions/94624/1 and in part, this one as well: Are homework questions on or off topic? I'm looking at this from the ...
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Avoiding closure by changing intent of a question

How do I find good photography locations for a given location? I came across this generalized question that I would like to see answered, except - it was originally a localized Q. for a particular ...
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Should we reject edits which embed external images into a post?

[ For avoidance of doubt: I don't think there's any particular significance to the specific question and edit I've linked to here. It's not intended as criticism of the actions of any one person at ...
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Am I able to remove “possible duplicate” tag from my question?

OK: I asked the question and someone suggested that it was a duplicate (which is not if read the question and the suggested answers carefully). So now I have my question with "possible duplicate" tag ...
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Can users who can immediately edit questions, look at others edits and make them themselves?

Is it possible that if I make edits to questions that someone with rights to edit them without review could see them and submit them as their own to gain additional points for the update? I have ...
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sensor cleaning question — split out the part about best way to clean?

Michael Clark and I disagree about an edit to How does automatic sensor cleaning work?. I think it's a good question, but that the end bit about the most effective and safe way overall is already well ...
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Should poor questions be “fixed” or closed?

We sometimes get questions like online printers, which is incredibly likely to get closed as Not Constructive (if not just a duplicate). Is it better to: Vote to close and move on Vote down and ...
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Editing grammar and spelling?

I'm new, so I'm not 100% sure this is the right place to ask this. But I'm pretty sure... >_> I've come across a few posts (on photo and security SE sites) that have poor grammar/spelling/phrasing of ...
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why is editing tags not considered an edit?

When I edit a post and add more tags, my edits are not accepted as an edit as it needs 6 or more non-space characters replaced in the body. While on the other stackexchange (electronics, serverfault) ...
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New review system reduces our ability to help out new users?

So, apparently anonymous edits need to be approved by two people in order to be approved. I approve a lot of edits from new users who are trying to help the site. They're usually both good and ...
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Unable to edit questions?

I had the privilege of editing questions and someone will review the edit and grant it or reject it, it looks like I can't see the edit link now under questions, why is that?
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Is it gaming the system to edit a question you've also answered?

I'm a little twitchy about editing questions after answers start showing up, since I believe that changes to the question can (unintentionally) orphan answers to that original question. In a recent ...
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Should edits which add the accepted answer to the question be reverted?

It's common on many BB-style discussion boards to edit the top post once an answer has been found, because in that sort of system, useful answers are inevitably buried in the middle pages of the ...
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Allow Users with Low Rep to Edit their own Questions Without Removing any Images

The only question I have so far asked really required an image to illustrate the point. Another user with sufficient rep kindly added the image to the original question with an edit. I now have ...
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Should this question on angle-of-view be updated to remove a non-longer-present error in some quoted text?

What is angle-of-view in photography? This question featured a quote from @Itai's Neocamera site, and the original text there had a math error. That is now corrected. It's a really good basic ...
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Option to be emailed when your question is edited

I like the editing features on stackexchange, but can we be notified if editing of the actual question posed? I recently had one of my questions receive four answers that all seemed to be ignoring ...
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Why the sudden flurry of edits?

The "hot" page is taking a bit of a beating these past couple of days. I monitor the "questions" page as well, but I spend a lot of time on the "hot" page because it tells me who's answering (there ...
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“suggested edits pending approval” indication [closed]

I have this indication now, showing the number 2. Header Image: Header Image w/ Tooltip: When clicking on it, I get a page saying: Page Not Found We're sorry, we couldn't find the page you ...
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Why can't I correct a comment a few hours after posting it?

Just found out that in a comment to an answer that I commented about 5 hrs ago, there is a typo that clearly reverses the meaning of the sentence (the word "now" was mistyped as "not"). I cannot edit ...