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The state of the question as seen in https://codereview.stackexchange.com/revisions/214917/6 (before my rollback) literally says "In response to Peter Taylor's answer". It makes the question confusing, as you can no longer read from top to bottom. You instead read: Question, response to answer, answer. The response to the answer would work better in ...


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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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The edit was a change to the code, and specifically a change to an aspect that has been mentioned in a review. If you make changes to your question, you are expected to ensure that the answers remain correct - this generally means not changing the code that's been reviewed. There's really no need to change the code in the question anyway - any subsequent ...


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In the question, you wrote: … so I am not relying on libraries like cats even if they might already provide solutions for what I am doing. That sounds like a good reason for applying the reinventing-the-wheel tag — to let reviewers know that you are deliberately doing something the complicated way, so that they don't post an answer that says "why don't ...


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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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No the question should stay as it is, because not only would this edit invalidate two answers (first, second) but I think we would send the wrong signals as well. It would look like it could be allowed to invalidate answers if one just asks an answerer of the question if he/she is ok with it. This could lead to extensive comments and could weaken the ...


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A moderator didn't edit your question to add the tag, a normal user did. I did not rewrite anything from the library mentioned earlier or any other library I know, and this statement was supposed to veer of answers pointing out how what I am doing could be done with half the code with a certain library at hand. Then remove the tag, it probably isn't ...


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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 take it a ...


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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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The lock was introduced after the second rollback to your question. A lock is a moderator tool that is powerful to use in order to calm things down. While I probably would have used a lock in the case of a third rollback, I still support its usage here after the second rollback. The alternative to a lock would have been to just rollback and risk a ...


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Why do you need to come to meta? In this case both parties involved are ok with it. Let them edit their posts however they want. Surely we don't need a rule that says: If an answerer agrees and removes part of their answer that an OP wants to change, then the OP can answer invalidate the older revision of the post. If you actually think about it, that'...


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