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Editing out the Ruby tag from a Ruby-on-Rails question

Editing out ruby from ruby-on-rails is basically equivalent to editing out c# or vb.net from asp.net questions (containing code in the relevant language). In short… it's a stupid idea. Please reject ...
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Disable Anonymous Contributions

Disable anonymous users editing posts
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Editing out the Ruby tag from a Ruby-on-Rails question

In short, our rule is that every question must have a language tag. There may be other tags which are redundant or more specific (e.g. python-2.7 or ruby-on-rails), but the language tag is still ...
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Removing leading white space in question code blocks

In general you shouldn't be editing code in the question, but instead reviewing it. But there are at least two cases where it's fine to make an exception: Where the poster has fumbled the formatting. ...
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Editing out the Ruby tag from a Ruby-on-Rails question

This is one area where the community stance is fairly unanimous. The language tag is the most important. In fact, all questions on Code Review have the language tag. In fairness, the thought behind ...
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Why was my edit to fix an answer rejected, even though it was approved by the author?

When you do a suggested edit, the only information besides the edit that is shown to reviewers is the edit reason. Yours was Fixed the answer in regards to the question. This does not indicate ...
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Should we improve the code to be reviewed in an edit?

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 ...
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Why was my edit to fix an answer rejected, even though it was approved by the author?

First of all, your edit is totally legit (thank you!), and it should have been approved. The edit was rejected because 2 of 2 reviewers voted so, and by the powers that be (the Stack Exchange ...
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How should we handle edits to answers to make code congruent with the language of the question?

Know what you are doing If you know the language in question just like you know your best friend, then I'd say feel free to edit and correct it. In this particular case the code was a mix of Python ...
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Why has my suggested edit to rename some variables in an answer been rejected?

I didn't reject your edit, but I would have rejected it too. Naming is hard, but the variable name shows the intent for the variable. Simply put, changing the variable name changes the real meaning ...
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Should the phrase "passing a parameter" be corrected from posts?

Reviewers are indeed various degrees of pedantic, so this question isn't completely crazy. Using the correct words in proper context ensures that we can be understood, and that is the goal of all ...
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Should the phrase "passing a parameter" be corrected from posts?

The original text of a post is valuable because it gives us clues as to the background and level of expertise of the poster, and these help us to judge the way we present the review. For example, a ...
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Peer review rejects bugfix edit on ground of it being aimed at the author

The correction of the compilation alone, without the junk comment would have been a great edit, appropriate and encouraged. The rejection message is a stock message, and doesn't reflect the real ...
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Clarify edit review screen

At the time of your meta posting, one reviewer had voted to reject your suggested edit, but one vote is not sufficient to finalize the rejection. Your suggested wording for the status is an ...
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Disable Anonymous Contributions

Disable unregistered accounts posting
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How could my suggested edit have been improved?

This would've been better as a comment. Code edits in questions are almost always rejected unless they're discussed in the comments first. Reviewers in the edit queue won't know all languages and won'...
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Is there a way to accept a suggested, but rejected, edit?

No. Once an edit is rejected, it's removed from the review queue and can no longer be accepted. Of-course, you can simply make the same edit yourself instead. You're the author of the post in ...
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Peer review rejects bugfix edit on ground of it being aimed at the author

Leaving the reasonability of rejection as a "reply-to-author edit" aside, I noticed something in your edit: -- SE disallows edits shorter than 6 chars! Grr! This ...
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Removing leading white space in question code blocks

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 ...
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Blocking an anonymous user from proposing edits

We're aware of the situation and are monitoring it. Good news first: that particular user won't be bothering us for a while. At least not from that IP address, but I know for a fact they've used ...
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Blocking an anonymous user from proposing edits

I'll address the repeatedly aspect of your question. This suggestion will not work for one-off incidents or after the fact. Stack Exchange has functionality in place to block spam and/or abusive ...
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Mathjax formatting missing in rendered output of suggested edit

So... This isn't the bug you think it is. The same behavior can and does show up on Mathematics, and they've lamented it for years: https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2809/reviewing-...
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Why has my suggested edit to rename some variables in an answer been rejected?

Peilonrayz pretty much nailed what's wrong with your edit. I've reviewed edits like this in the past and to the best of my knowledge rejected them all. Let me explain what you could have done instead: ...
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Dealing with "edits must be at least 6 characters long"

You leave a comment, and if you don't get a reaction, you go to the 2nd monitor and ask there. Padding your edit is NOT allowed and gets you an instant reject, because adding that padding is just, ...
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Dealing with "edits must be at least 6 characters long"

To reach the minimum edit length, instead of adding something meaningless, a better workaround is to add something meaningful, even if it's not related to the main purpose of your change. Granted, ...
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Removing leading white space in question code blocks

The general rule is that people should make code look like it does in their IDE. It is common in an IDE for code to appear something like ...
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Blocking an anonymous user from proposing edits

I just wanted to point out that I believe that there was one aspect of this that took it from simple bad editing to active vandalism: it was repeated. It's one thing to make a bad edit. That can ...
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Mathjax formatting missing in rendered output of suggested edit

Other sites like Math.SE do render Mathjax properly, as per screenshot below. That's not comparing like with like. The problem in the suggested edit you reviewed is that the highlighting of the ...
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