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Edits suggested by users without the full edit privileges (<2k for questions and answers; and <20k for tag wikis)

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Language-specific code blocks versus default code blocks

I've sometimes noticed in the Suggested Edits queue, and even in some code I have written here, that this suggestions is often pushed forward, where it appears the code block already used includes the ...
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How should we address suggested edits that include copyrighted images?

I stumbled upon a suggestion for an edit that only added a copyrighted image to an answer, presumably without the authors' consent. I rejected the edit on this basis (as supposedly it would harm the ...
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Really confused about this constant edit suggestion

I keep seeing a user in the Suggested Edits queue doing the exact same edit to several questions, such as this one here. It always has the same typo "Thanks in Adavanced" and the deleted ...
Shawn Hemelstrand's user avatar
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Reviewing suggested edits for questions on hold, when they don't address the main problem

When I'm reviewing suggested edits, I occasionally encounter suggestions for questions that are on hold. These suggestions tend to tidy the question up a bit, fixing a bit of grammar and formatting. I ...
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Links to copyright material

In the suggested edits queue, I found a post referrencing a textbook, and its edit which added a download link to the mentioned textbook. Assuming the following: The uploaded version of the textbook ...
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Why was my edit fixing Python indentation rejected?

Can someone suggest why this suggested edit was rejected? It was rejected by two reviewers with the same reason: This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, ...
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Request for "Review suggested edits" page to render edited formulas

On the "review suggested edits" page, even when you choose the "rendered output" view, it will still show the raw TeX of the formula you edited. (Unedited formulas in the answer are rendered, though.)...
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Is it possible for an OP with less than 2k reputation points to approve, reject or improve edits?

Looking at the review section on Cross Validated I realised that two OPs, each with reputation 1, reviewed Suggested Edit. How is that possible? EDIT: I'm attaching a picture taken today h. 10:21 a....
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If rejecting an edit that adds the [self-study] tag, what reason should be given?

After the discussion in Should I add the self-study tag to a question that is copy-pasted from a book? it seems the status quo is to not add the self-study tag without the author consent. I'm facing ...
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Should an OP's edit of their own question be accepted before their accounts are merged?

Basically I was looking around the queue and found this suggested edit: https://stats.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/117203 It became obvious to me the user was having difficulties with ...
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Is it acceptable to edit other people's answers to include new information?

Recently I have noticed a few suggested edits that included adding new information to an existing answer. Is that acceptable? My intuition is that edits should not add new information that the author ...
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Fixing typos and minimum change length

Fixing typos usually results in changing a character or very few. When trying to fix such typos (on other people questions), I get a message that the change is too short. I bypassed that problem by ...
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Editing questions: dos and don'ts

What is the etiquette for editing questions? How much is it OK to modify? What are the guidelines and what are the limits? I am concerned that once a question has been edited, the difficulties facing ...
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Editing posts protocol: "Please help", and trivial edits

This started as a discussion on chat and it grew into a larger discussion than I anticipated. I'm going to move it over here as suggested by Gung. Here are some links to allow others to follow the ...
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How to find the list of my rejected edits?

I saw it before here, but now I can't. I checked meta SE and found this. I was able to see my rejected edits in Math SE (I'm 140308) but not in Stats SE/CV (I'm 44339 ).
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Error in the suggested edits review queue

For some time now I've had problems with rejecting suggested edits in the suggested edits review queue. Usually the majority of edits is actually an improvement but when the exceptions occur the ...
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Allow single-character edits in formulas

I have just came across the ingeniously enforced "small, single-character edits should be avoided" policy. I was trying to change a "$-$" in a formula into a "$+$". I succeeded after a prolonged fight ...
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