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Why does this question say it was edited, but there's no sign that it was?

Looking at https://aviation.stackexchange.com, there's a question asked by me six years ago showing that it had an edit applied 2 days ago by user Hartley. When I saw this, I was curious to see what ...
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Should we reject edits to off-topic questions?

As has beed discussed in Considerations for editing and approving edits for closed posts, editing off-topic posts to improve them is counterproductive. Recently I've been reviewing this edit: https://...
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Does personal preference take precedence over accessibility?

The question title really says it all, but the comments on this answer should provide more clarity. Please note that there were a bunch of comments on this question, too, which only served to ...
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Tag excerpts are not [cute] definitions

Preface: I'm not calling anyone out, just providing examples. It seems to me the first edit notice was not read, hence this post, which hopefully will also help others. Tag excerpts are not meant to ...
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Reputation points from accepted tagwiki edits not attributed

Yesterday (local time), I made three tagwiki edits which were ultimately accepted:1 Suggested edit #48672 to airbus-a320. Suggested edit #48673 to airbus-a330. Suggested edit #48677 to airbus-beluga. ...
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For planes, do we need an up-to-date fleet count in the tag wikis?

I just rejected two edit suggestions: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/48671 reject reason: linked wiki articles are enough for this type of always-changing information ...
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What can we do when an answer is intentionally harmed by the author?

The author of this answer wrote "despatch" instead of "dispatch" several times, which is (being a non-native English speaker myself) an understandable mistake. It was corrected in an edit by ymb1. ...
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Overediting and stylistic edits

Most proposed edits are pretty good and useful. However, every once in a while, a user makes an edit that generally improves the post, and preserves its intent, but changes things that do not need to ...
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Please don't edit from the review pages

What's the problem? From What are the guidelines for reviewing?: (...) Keep in mind that editing within the queue will be a unilateral Looks OK vote, so be careful with edits that just make minor ...
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Why is the approve-tag-wiki-edits privilege awarded at a much lower reputation level than the edit-tag-wikis-without-needing-approval privilege?

The "Approve tag wiki edits" privilege is currently awarded at 5,000 reputation. However, the ability to edit tagwikis without needing approval is part of the "Trusted user" privilege, which isn't ...
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Tagwiki edit was accepted with only one review

Suggested edits (including tagwiki edits) by users who don't have enough reputation for their changes to show up immediately (2,000 reputation for question/answer edits, 20,000 for tagwiki edits) need ...
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How much should be added to an answer by another user?

This answer has just been expanded a lot by a different user. It went from a single sentence to a 4 paragraph answer! More than 90% of the answer were not written by the author. Is it appropriate to ...
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Should we edit answers to make them correct?

In this question, J. Hougaard edited this this answer. The answer was incorrect and the edit made it correct. J. Hougaard then posted a very good answer that detailed the previous edited one. ...
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Should I remove dead link?

Some link to third party website that holds Boeing or Airbus presentation becomes dead. I have no hope to bring back those link to life. Should I edit to remove those dead links or should I just leave ...
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tag adding fails

steps to reproduce the bug click "edit" on Can anyone identify this object? try adding 1 tag (as an edit suggestion) result error message: "edits must be at least 6 characters" (red rectangle ...
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Do we really need to reference everything to wikipedia?

Inspired by the recent streak of edits in the queue, I would like to reach a community consensus. I have seen several edits (10+, from the same user) that do not make anything else than adding ...
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What should be the Aviation.SE consensus on spam posts?

Sure, ideally we flag it as spam and then it goes away, but what should we do between the flagging and the "it goes away"? The Meta.SE post on this says that in theory is better not to touch them, ...
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Why do I have to change a minimum of 6 characters if I want to edit a post?

When I want to correct a spelling mistake and I only have to change a few characters, the website tells me I have to change a minimum of six characters. Why is this required? I could always edit the ...
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Is it appropriate for an OP to substantially change a question?

This question, How can you identify an Airbus or Boeing from the inside?, was initially asked without much qualification, and received what I consider the best answer. It was a simple question without ...
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Can 'aircrafts' be automagically changed to 'aircraft'?

From time to time someone's blood pressure spikes when the plural 'aircrafts' is used in the Aviation forum. Would it be possible to implement a simple script in the system to delete the superfluous s'...
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Does this site have a robot edit approval problem too (or is heading to it)?

On many sites there is quite a problem with robo approval of edits. This goes so far as to that people who are truly reviewing edits do not do this anymore because the edits will be approved by ...
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Rejected edit had changes I didn't make

This edit was rightly rejected. But I only made the changes in the 3d paragraph (which someone else added separately), and didn't remove last part. Why would I? Not sure what happened but maybe ...
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Why is a question force edited to meet the answer given below but not the question which was asked previously?

After going through this question I am asking a different question as this deals only with serial editing. I have a question which I had recently updated with an image to prove that the below given ...
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Why do we allow ‘smart’ quotes to be replaced with 'straight' quotes

I’ve noticed some posts have been edited to replace proper single quotation marks and apostrophes (‘ and ’) with the typewriter quotation mark ('). In my opinion, this is unambiguously worse. I ...
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Considerations for editing and approving edits for closed posts

Vising the re-open queue tonight I came across two posts nominated for re-opening due to edits made to the post. You can see them for yourself here: Suggested edit by @ctx and approved by @egid and, ...
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