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Should questions be edited that were recently put “on hold”?

Some of us are avid editors and try to improve with friendly edits any post that needs improvement. For higher rep users this seems like the default behaviour, as it is just a good thing. Well is it? ...
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How to fix this question

This Question has a long comment stream and 2 upvoted answers. It also has 5 downvotes with its 4 upvotes, hence a net score of -1. There are no reasons given for the down votes. I don't see ...
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We need a notification system for voters after an edit was made to a voted-on post

Comments are meant to help the original poster to refine a question or an answer. If a poster listens to this advice or criticism and does edit post, the quality of the post is thought to improve. ...
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Suggested edit alert is not going away

A Suggested edit alert popped up moments ago. When I clicked it I saw that the queue was cleared, which is fine. The problem is, it is not going away. I have refresed and refreshed, the alert is ...
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How helpful is it to edit old posts with styling and spelling variations?

Do we really need to add random italics or bolds to questions years after any activity? Or shuffle - from one word to another? I feel like we've been seeing this a lot (relative to the usual ...
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Why were these posts edited?

This question and this question originally contained religious messages, which were obviously completely off topic, were not questions, and served only to promote religious beliefs. They should ...
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Nuking Answers - Semaphore

Someone seems to be wiping out accepted answers to questions. How can this be stopped?
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Can someone fix the title of the “poofy pants” question?

The top related result for the currently active sexual attractiveness of uniforms question is our old friend the "poofy pants" question. Seeing poofy pants coming back to a sort of prominence ... ...
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Can someone please take a stab at fixing “Proof” tag Wiki?

I just approved a new tag wiki for proof. It is (IMHO) an overall good writeup content-wise, but I think is in need of major editing to tighten it up and fix the grammar a bit. I tried to take a stab ...
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Ought we more efficiently make the question title match the substantive question?

There was debate on Has scholarship shown that persecuted religious minorities have tended to be financially successful? due to the question's title not matching the question's content. Ought we as ...
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Can we fix this typo?

Browsing about, I stumbled upon this answer, which has this snippet: British prim minister William Pitt the Younger -- an obvious typo. So I attempted to make the site better by suggesting an ...
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Editing questions to include source(s)

I know their is somewhat of an existing debate on answers being required to provide sources. However, I have come across quite a few answers that are solid answers and prove to be correct but lack ...
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Why can't I edit certain questions?

I don't have edit privileges yet, but I can submit edits for review which I have done a few times. But certain questions don't show me the edit option, such as this one. I had just corrected the title ...