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Those edits from me flooding the feed

Pushing questions and answers to the top of the feed with trivial edits is frowned upon. There are mechanisms to warn moderators when it is happening, and we can take a number of actions, including ...
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Should we follow the international date format standard?

The simplest option is to just write out the date as "[month name] [day], [year]" or "[day] of [month name], [year]", rather than following a standard that is ambiguous if you don't know the standard ...
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Power user Edit(orializing) controversial questions to make them weaker?

So, there are two ways of addressing this question. One is to accept your premise: That there is a rogue on this site, who has let their "poweruser" status go to their head. Then the answer ...
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Way to retract bad edit in review queue?

You can’t retract an edit (unfortunately) but you can click on the post’s edit button to edit your edit. You still have to meet the requirements for suggesting an edit (6+ characters changed) but ...
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How should we fix the IDF children casualty question?

Given the current indecision on how to fix it, and that any choice will either invalidate some answers or invalidate some votes by changing its perceived meaning, I propose to close it as "unclear ...
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Should we follow the international date format standard?

I'll put in my two cents here, or rather, xkdc's: I favor the iso standard for two reasons: It's ordered. Year is bigger than month is bigger than day. When ordering a list of iso formatted dates, ...
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Should we follow the international date format standard?

ISO format is the best option. Everything else will be argued over or complained about because they are not universal standards. The advantage of ISO is that it's not specific to any particular ...
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Avoiding Edit Wars

Who has the final say over the content of an answer? All our content is community edited. In this sense no one has the final say. Changes can't be normally prevented, unless we lock the question, and ...
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Question edited to alter meaning

On this SE site, we have a strict requirement that all questions must be notable which stops us from having to answer every possible skeptical "curiosity" that some individual may have. Looking at ...
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Are correcting / removing informal logical fallacies found within a question or answer appropriate edits?

Edits are appropriate if they don't change the intended meaning of the post. From this point of view the changes that deviate the most I feel comfortable doing are limited to softening conclusions. ...
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Avoiding Edit Wars

Who has the final say over the content of an answer? I am not sure that there is a simple answer to that question. Wish there was. If might makes right, it is the moderators, because they can lock ...
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Question edited to alter meaning

On this site we openly edit questions, even if it slightly changes meaning, when the alternative is closing them. To recap: we edit questions to make them specifically about the claim presented we ...
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Those edits from me flooding the feed

There's two main things to keep in mind while editing: Make sure all your edits are an attempt to better the post Make sure you're not bumping too many QA threads You didn't fall afoul of either of ...
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Are we ignoring quality problems blissfully if we see a chance to fight some strawmen from 'the other camp'?

This question includes a number a premises (which shifted after several edits making it hard to write an answer). Let's start with the agreed facts. Aug 5 at 3:53Z: A question was asked. Aug 5 at 6:...
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Are we ignoring quality problems blissfully if we see a chance to fight some strawmen from 'the other camp'?

Frankly I find you long rant quite a bit off the mark. It would have been better if the Q quoted more of the source instead of just the graph, but here's a quote: A clear, direct, one-to-one ...
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How should we fix the IDF children casualty question?

I've been watching this question for a while, and have also found it perplexing, because it seems to me that apart from the body/title disconnect, there were multiple possible interpretations. The ...
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Let's clean up some meta tags!

hollywood This is being used as a synonym for movies I believe. Update: status-complete
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Viewing edit diffs

False alarm. It was a usability fail (I'd rather blame it on design, than on the faulty interface between chair and keyboard. But realistically speaking, probably the latter :) I was expecting that ...
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