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Links to copyright material

SE has a mechanism in place to ensure it meets its legal obligations with respect to copyright. Users† aren't expected or required to determine whether other users are infringing someone else's ...
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Why was my edit fixing Python indentation rejected?

Some code formatting changes can appear to be purely stylistic in nature, and reviewers may well reject them for this. Sometimes the improvement is obvious (for example if code hadn't been correctly ...
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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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Links to copyright material

Universities spend billions each year to pay to access research papers (and that's mostly taxpayers' money). Paywalls slow down research. US Federal student loan debt is $1.5 trillion, and textbooks ...
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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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How should we address suggested edits that include copyrighted images?

Proposed edits to add an image should be treated the same as any other edit: if it improves the post, approve it. If it detracts from the post, don't. We, the moderators and site users, don't have ...
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Really confused about this constant edit suggestion

It is SE policy, across all sites, that superfluous, irrelevant phrases like the perfunctory (and polite) TIA closing should be removed. (Feel free to disagree -- I do -- but that's how it is.) ...
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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 ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Links to copyright material

Darn copyright on research and educational publications! Darn it to heck! To the extent that we are not threatened by legal sanctions by specific links, CV's policy should prefer links that undermine ...
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If rejecting an edit that adds the [self-study] tag, what reason should be given?

I usually type a custom message for the editor telling them to leave a comment for the OP. Here is some example text: It is best not to add the tag, but to ask the OP to do it so that they will ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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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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Really confused about this constant edit suggestion

Minor edits removing salutations, thanks-in-advances etc are in principle a good thing, as other answers have said. And as other answers also say, they come at a cost, including reviewer time (if ...
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Really confused about this constant edit suggestion

I agree with whuber's take on this. I am only posting to emphasize what has already been written in the past and now in the thread given in the comment. We really don't need to see any form of ...
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How should we address suggested edits that include copyrighted images?

I have written several comments that do not answer the question, but they have become such large in extent that it might be useful to collect them in a single answer. I am gonna heavily quote myself ...
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Links to copyright material

The site should not be a party to illegally hosting copyrighted content. You should not allow such an edit. When you see a post that does contain pirated content, you should edit it out (or flag it ...
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