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This specific case is a bit unusual in that the edit was "suggested" by a user with the same username as the original author. Note also that the original author's account is unregistered, which unfortunately makes it really easy to lose access to the account. Unregistered users are basically identified through their cookies making it impossible to use that ...


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Lock the question as soon as it is answered. Sound a bit too drastic. Locking is a moderator tool with good reason. For one the lock mechanism implemented by SE currently only allows completely locking a post, which would preclude any subsequent answers. As it currently stands this is not feasible, especially since there are valid reasons for editing a ...


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We have an existing FAQ that discourages adding updated code. You also should not append your revised code to the question. Posting improved code is an answering activity, not a questioning activity. An example of such a problematic edit is Revision 2 of Optimize vector rotation. While the addendum to the question does not necessarily invalidate ...


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If there were a mechanism (?) to impose an edit freeze while discussion happens, I'd vote for that, but I don't know that there is one. Actually... there is a mechanism for that. It's just not available to regular users. For cases where edits keep getting applied back and forth, diamond moderators have the ability to lock a post. Before this happens it can ...


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Users that are new to the network may not intuitively understand that they do not own any of the content they post on Stack Exchange, as per terms of service all user content is licensed under CC-BY-SA, and as content hosted on the SE network it is the duty of network users to make sure all network content looks great and reads well, and this is incentivized ...


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Are typos not worth it to correct? Absolutely, but not at any and all cost. When you suggest an edit, the edit will be placed in the review queue. Now, either the author of the post or two reviewers will have to agree with the edit to have it succeed (or one of the editors forces the edit by further editing it). This is to ensure the quality of the edits ...


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I think that Matt said it best here when he said "readers seeing your post for the first time, don't need to see which part was in the original post, and which parts were added." Granted he was talking about edits to the question that were done for other reasons, But the point is made clear that Stack Exchange sites are not forums and I would ...


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Indentation vs conventions I recently declined the following suggested edit: removing-leading-white-space-in-question-code-blocks. While the indentation was a good suggestion, the editor took it a step further and also changed whitespaces in the code. This to me indicates deviating from the OP's intend (not indent, or maybe also indent .. mhmm). By doing ...


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