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Edit posts/answers for acronyms?

When I use acronyms in an answer I generally try to spell it out the first time I use it and include the acronym in parenthesis. For the remainder of the answer I feel I am free to use the acronym ...
Michael C's user avatar
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Back-editing "What's this effect" questions

In my limited time on this site, the majority of these questions appear to be coming from people that not only think the answer is something akin to "filter xyz in app abc" but who are only interested ...
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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?

To answer the question in the title, Is the purpose of allowing practically anyone to edit a question/answer to allow material changes to the original author's intent? Generally, no. It might even ...
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Should we rephrase this old question?

The answers don't seem to mention the photo, so yeah I'd just edit the question to remove the link, and perhaps any mention of it specifically.
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Opinions on updating EVF question

I'd say leave both the old ones as they are and just ask an updated question that can more properly couch the question to address the current differences between EVFs. With questions that include a ...
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Back-editing "What's this effect" questions

Point of clarification: as of the time of this meta question (and my answer here), "How do you get this sort of effect" has not been closed; it's been put on hold. How do we feel about now back-...
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How MUCH editing for new user submissions?

In general, editing if possible to make it a viable question is good. Editing to make a question that will still be closed anyway is a waste of time since the users' experience will still be that ...
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Avoiding closure by changing intent of a question

I would disagree that this meaningfully detracts from the author's original intent. It still has mention of the locations of interest, but refocuses on how to identify spots along with encouraging ...
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How MUCH editing for new user submissions?

Regarding that specific question (and assuming it's a homework question), I agree with your assessment that it should be split into 3 questions. I disagree that each individual homework sub-question ...
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