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Why would you approve a revision to a copy and paste quote?

This edit modified the words of a direct quote, why would/should it get approved? https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/revisions/42710/5 Source no harmful equipment would occur on and around the ...
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Question edited to alter meaning

I'm new to this particular SE subsite, so maybe there's something I don't understand. This question was edited by a different user in a way that fundamentally alterred its meaning. The asker of the ...
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Are correcting / removing informal logical fallacies found within a question or answer appropriate edits?

I am coming across quite a few. For example: Although it isn't obvious from the site. It appears to be backed by the Population Research Institute who clearly has a political (pro-life, anti-...
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Avoiding Edit Wars

I basically have three questions, all about edit disputes: How can I avoid edit wars, who has the final say over the content of an answer, and what do I do if an answer was locked? Who has the final ...
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Let's clean up some meta tags!

It came to my attention that some tags are currently "abused" as meta tags. A meta tag is a tag that tells nothing about the question. In particular easy candidates are the publishing avenues of ...
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Viewing edit diffs

Here are three views of an edit (screenshot of my Windows desktop Chrome browser). I'm posting these as a sample because DVK said he sees all of them as a wall of red/green text. Post an answer (or ...
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How should we fix the IDF children casualty question? [closed]

The question Do Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian kids? has a mismatched body and title. As a result, answers differ in which of the two questions (body or title) they answer. DVK made a bold edit ...
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Why was my question edited many times removing text that I put on purpose?

I asked a question on Skeptics which was edited by two moderators to remove content that I added on purpose for several reasons. Let me first break down my reasons and explain why I did what I did. I ...
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What should be done about posts autoconverting to CW?

As you might know, posts autoconvert to community wiki when they are edited many times by the owner (among other conditions). Normally this is set to 10 edits, however there have been multiple cases ...
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Why was this edit approved?

https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/4152 Am I missing something? An anonymous user edited a pseudo answer into the question and it was approved? By two users? Not to mention ...
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Should we edit old answers to include minor updates?

I came across an older question in which the highest voted answer quotes data from a CIA list which ranks countries by the infant mortality rate. At the time the answer was written the most recent ...
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Why can I no longer suggest edits?

I have noticed recently, that both in meta, and in Skeptics Main, I no longer have the ability to suggest an edit. Is this a site-wide thing, or is it just my account? Is there a reason this happened?...
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When reviewing suggested edit, an overlay covers over the page

For this question: Does your heart skip a beat when you sneeze? I see there is a suggested edit: But then The page has an overlay which I cannot get through and I have no choice but to refresh the ...
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Best practices for editing questions

I would like us to collect best practices for editing questions. Particularly, how should one know when a rephrased question is worth another attempt, and how should one proceed when making ...
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Converting trash into treasure

Occasionally I come across a question that has been rightfully closed to to being unclear, unsourced, or otherwise problematic. But, I believe the crux of the question would be good for Skeptics. In ...
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Help adjust this question.

So what's unclear about this one, about potential biological factors impacting divorce rate? It cites and challenges a woo (that only sociological factors contribute to a divorce rate). It would ...
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Should we promote cross referencing?

As Skeptic.SE deals with many topics/effect/procedures/conditions etc that people may not be aware of, should we promote (by edits etc) cross referencing to other questions? For instance, if I ...
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Where and how to add an interesting link and quote to a question

Regarding this question: How do sugar pills work according to homeopaths? I saw a link today that did not actually say something new about this question, but sort-of drives the point home of the ...