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Blockquotes and formatting

In many, many, many, many or my recent questions, I've [mis]used blockquotes to separate code files. I always do it like this: Identifier type of code file As in Foo class and IFoo interface I ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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Non-OP edits to change the original question to make it on-topic

I feel that this topic is ambiguous at the current time, and I would like some clarification. When I see a question that is obviously, or at least appears to be off-topic based on how it is worded, my ...
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Is it okay to convert a question code block into a working snippet?

We tend to leave the source code alone as all aspects are valid for code review. But, questions like these are just asking to be converted to a snippet ( there's a link to JsFiddle even!) Just wanted ...
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Over-editing my own answer

It looks that I have just over-edited my own (first!) answer and got a comment: Please try to keep the edits down to a minimal now. Thanks! I was wondering what has just happened, searched a bit ...
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Ability to edit self-deleted questions

I understand that preventing edits on deleted answers can help defeat FGITW (Fastest Gun In The West) problems on other sites (or here?), but it seems deleted questions cannot be edited either. This ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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Is this edit okay?

A struct within a class, and this is the edit history: The original code include this method: ...
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Does the plain-English part of a question even matter?

Does the plain-English part of a question even matter? I'm not recommending that the plain-English part doesn't help make questions better, but given the approach we've taken towards answers on ...
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Questions containing false statements: Edit or Answer? The asker posts a false statement: "This code runs in time complexity X." Should they be corrected in an answer or in an edit? ... or ...
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Edit a question to add comments to the code?

In this question, an edit to the code (by other than the asker) added this block of comments to the code: ...
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Good question, but OP didn't know how to ask it?

In Calculating Julian dates, the author asks a question that doesn't make sense: Refactor this code so that I don't have to insert the parameters any time I need to use one of the functions. [....
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VB comments taking up more than one line unless comment is terminated

In this question, there are comments in the code, other code that was tried before, and the comment showed over multiple lines unless the comment was terminated with another apostrophe, which isn't ...
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Number list formatting followed by code formatting issue

On this question, I found that when I tried to edit the question and add a numbered list format, it sucked in the code formatting that followed, so I had to add ...
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Correct edit rejection

As code edits are reviewed by peers, anyone who has rights to review the edits can approve or reject edits. I suggested this edit and, AFAIK, my edits are correct. But this got rejected. I know this ...
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Should you edit someone else's code in a question?

I have seen several (suggested) reviews lately, where someone edits the code in the original poster's question. Should such edits be allowed? The edits in question are mostly minor. Some add spaces ...
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Is it okay to edit part(s) of code not yet reviewed?

In this question of mine, the one answerer so far has only reviewed a part of my code. However, I've made changes on other parts of my code, but I don't want to somehow invalidate that answer. Would ...
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Advice for reviewing edits

I just became eligible to approve pending edits and would like some advice. At the time of writing, this post has a pending edit: Finding similarities between images The edit changes the code ...
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Is it appropriate to edit excessive line breaks from code?

Some questions (2) have quite a few extra lines which are kind of unnecessary. I guess they could be attributed to "style" but in my opinion they make to more lines and less to readable code. For ...
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Increase number of edits before post becomes community wiki

According to this answer on Posts enter community wiki mode when one of the following happens: [...] The post has been edited ten (10) times by the original owner. Typical ...
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Two approvals for suggested edits

It seems to me that currently a suggested edit needs two approval (or reject) reviews (as suggested edits on Stack Overflow) while a week ago they required only one approval/reject. Why? What is ...
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Duplicate answers - clean them up?

This question (originially from Stack Overflow) has heaps of duplicate answers. Many users suggested the exact same changes to the code, presumably while the question was not yet migrated; most of the ...
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Suggested edit breaks license due to pastebin

I am not a lawyer. I am reviewing a suggested edit where a user created a jsFiddle from the code in someone elses question. I believe this breaches the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license that the code in the ...
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Is it appropriate to prune code blocks by editing out irrelevant Javadoc comments?

I've just did a compulsive edit on this question, essentially removing @author, @version and ...
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Removing tags in title [duplicate]

I just removed 5 (scheme) tags from 5 questions. Some examples: Before: (Scheme) [SICP ex. 1.30] Iterative Sum After: [SICP ex. 1.30] Iterative Sum They were all in the similar format: Before: (...
Steven Jeuris's user avatar
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"Approve Edit" info page broken

I edited an answer and got a message saying that the edit needed to be peer reviewed before being posted. This was something new to me, so I went to the priviledges page to see what was up. However, ...
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