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Should trivial (bordering on (if not outright) ideological) edits to post be acceptable?

The code in the question was this: ...
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Does unanimity of reasons to close matter?

I agree that this is common. I don't find it especially troubling on the whole. If a question is unacceptable on any ground, it doesn't belong. If you throw something out, it is secondary why you do....
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How can I figure out why my reviewer privileges were revoked and how can I get them back?

Your efforts to try to improve the site are appreciated! As I understand it, if enough reviews / suggested edits are rejected you'll automatically generate a (temporary) ban without any intervention ...
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Is there a difference between the mission statement of this site and the direction the site has taken?

The problem with trying to edit newbie questions is that they are sometimes so incoherent that editing would have very real risk of making them something other than what the OP wanted. I often link ...
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Review queue comments and edits on first posts

There is no shame in using “Skip”. That said, you're not required to reply to comments from the original author; often, other helpful users chime in and take over the 'conversation'. This is the ...
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Late answer in the review queue should be a comment

♦ moderators have the ability to convert answers into comments. I'm a moderator on a few other sites in the network, and Not An Answer flags are the primary way the community notifies me of these ...
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Review queue comments and edits on first posts

I agree with everything @Glorfindel said, but have slightly different emphasis and extra details. It can be quite easy to tell that a question is not good or even quite off-topic even if you have no ...
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What does the red circle at the review queue pictogram mean?

I believe that reflects a kind of "urgency" about attending to the queue. If my recollection is right (it may be a bit off), blank means the queues are empty (or perhaps nearly so), a grey dot means ...
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Is it possible for an OP with less than 2k reputation points to approve, reject or improve edits?

Anyone can review, and approve or deny, edits to their own posts. That is the case whether the post at issue is a question or an answer. Moreover, their review is final: That is, if they are the ...
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Not sure if I skipped a review or accepted the question: what happens to the review queue?

Looks like its still in the queue to me. (It's probably out of your version of the queue though) But don't worry, most reviews take more than one vote and even if you muck up the occasional review, ...
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Should an OP's edit of their own question be accepted before their accounts are merged?

I agree with @amoeba: it's important that authors have the ability to update or improve their question as quickly as possible. Otherwise it may be closed as unclear, or answers that do get posted will ...
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Filter for questions for review

While you can filter by tag: Note that you can do this within queues for some tag-reasons but not others (I unchecked "off-topic" here since you don't need to know as much about a topic to see a post ...
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How can we encourage new users to edit their closed posts?

I don't think there can be a simple yes/no answer to it. As I am one of the close voters in the specific post mentioned, here is my two cents: I am of the conviction that the message Closed. This ...
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How can I vote for "Leave open" outside of the review queue?

You can't do that from the Q&A page, just like you can't vote 'leave closed' when there are pending reopen votes. You can search in the Close Votes review queue with a bit of a workaround; you can ...
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How can we encourage new users to edit their closed posts?

My policy is that I have four tiers of responses: If it seems that OP didn't put minimal effort to write the question like properly formatting it, doing a trivial Google search, reading it before ...
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How can we encourage new users to edit their closed posts?

I guess, or hope, we all agree that it is better to be nice not nasty and that we want users to feel welcome rather than the opposite. Existing policy already allows detailed and friendly comment from ...
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Reviewing suggested edits for questions on hold, when they don't address the main problem

I reject such edits. As @Scortchi notes, an initial edit of a closed question bumps it into the reopen queue. However, if the edit does not address the reason for closure, that thread should be ...
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Addressing reopening decisions in the review queue

Ideally the main issues should be addressed when it is first closed (I often comment when voting to close for one reason with a brief mention that a post would close for other reasons as well -- ...
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What to do about long review queues?

Solution: Theme Week! I'm just spitballing, but what if we have like a week-long theme where we propose a (prolific) tag and the goal is for participants to collaborate in cleaning up that tag? ...
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Is this question in the reopen queue and if not, why not?

See: Lots of questions in the reopen queue , this means that a closed question will automatically be added to the reopen queue when it is... ...Edited (body edits only) within 5 days of closure by ...
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Bug in displaying the list of review badges

The list of awards (not awardees) for, say, the "Steward" badge appears at https://stats.stackexchange.com/help/badges/110/steward . Awards are listed in reverse chronological order. Individuals may ...
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Show reason for closure when reviewing questions for reopening

So, originally when this queue was created it was only a queue for questions that received reopen votes. It only ever had the "Question" tab which already displays a banner which lists the reason it ...
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How best to leave comments on questions and answers in the review queue?

Answers Link-only answer Welcome to the site. At present this is more of a comment than an answer. You could edit to expand it, perhaps by giving a summary of the information at the link, or we can ...
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Late answer in the review queue should be a comment

New users cannot comment until they reach 50 reputation, not 15. This is part of the design of the SE system. It is a feature, not a bug. Preventing new users from being able to comment reduces the ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Should trivial (bordering on (if not outright) ideological) edits to post be acceptable?

Should trivial edits be acceptable? What is trivial? Not all 'trivial' edits are useless (sometimes a comma can change the entire meaning of a sentence). When it comes to review suggested-edits, use ...
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How can we encourage new users to edit their closed posts?

Stack Exchange jargon often uses common English words but with different meanings. New users, and sometimes even we older ones, are often confused by situations like: If one asks something about X on ...
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Does unanimity of reasons to close matter?

In general, just vote the way you think; (weighted) majority rules as to what reason it closes under. If you think that a post could be closed under several different close reasons, post a comment ...
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Should an OP's edit of their own question be accepted before their accounts are merged?

(Take this as personal opinion speaking as an ordinary user) If it's an edit you'd accept if it was from a different user - an improvement without changing the intent too much - you could accept it ...
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How can we encourage new users to edit their closed posts?

This is also a question that has concerned me, at least sufficiently that I try to put a comment explaining my suggested next step — especially if I am the final person to vote to close a question, ...
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What to do about long review queues?

The current context seems to be a permanent backlog of ~40 items in the Close Review Queue. In answer to the original question "What can be done": Suggestion: we could recruit 10 more reviewers to ...
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