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Trivial edits to closed/on-hold questions

Recently, we seem to be getting a lot of edits to closed/on-hold questions that do nothing at all to address the reason the question was closed. For example, edits that improve the formatting or ...
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Is there ever any point in adding "EDIT:" to a question or answer?

I was skimming through new questions, such as this one. I suggested an edit I couldn't make myself. The OP made the change, but added it in as "EDIT: Thing X means blah". Is there ever really any ...
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MathJax broken after submitting an edit

Recently, after I perform an edit, it seems the mathjax rendering takes more space than it is given, resulting with overlapping with the text after it. Example (from q10437, right after editing it): ...
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How should one react when the meaning of a question is changed?

In this question here it was asked if there are better algorithms for TSP than the naive brute force method. It received three answers, that all answer the question. After some hours, the OP changed ...
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Trivial edits to old answers

Related: Trivial edits to closed/on-hold questions. Recently, we seem to be getting a lot of edits to old answers (two or three years) where the edit does nothing other than correct a particular user'...
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Editing a question and (almost) all the answers!

This question here: Algorithmic intuition for logarithmic complexity where the question, and almost all the answers are using BigOh when they really mean Theta and as written, the answers are ...
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How far should edits go before a new question should be asked?

Somewhat following on from this recent meta question, how much of a change should someone make to a question before they should simply ask a new question? As a case study, this question was asked ...
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Evolving the tags of a question

Is it appropriate to modify the tags of a question to better reflect the issues that appear important with respect to answers? If the answer is yes, how far can it go? For example, an answer might ...
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Is it possible to draw a matrix with SE mark down?

I wanted to know if it possible to draw a matrix with math tags. I googled and also read 'formatting help', but couldn't find any info. I wanted to edit this question. I think its not possible, but I ...
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Can't edit question

I don't see any link to edit this question. I think it was the first question asked here, and I wanted to improve its grammar a bit, to make it more readable, but no edit link appears among the others....
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Please edit your question, it's easy

I asked a question on the main site. One of the users suggested to edit it and delete some parts which are covered by a Wikipedia article. When I did it, one of the answerers complained that by the ...
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fixed bug in answer code; edit rejected with strange reason

I submitted an edit correcting a code bug in an answer to a popular and old question. A reviewer recommended to reject with reason: This edit was intended to address the author of the post and ...
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How can I stop users from changing the content of my question?

I recently asked a question where I was asking how to solve a context of type A using a context of type B.My question was how to use context B.I didn't explain the exact context A because my question ...
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Q&A asking for better A

I asked a question and provide an answer, also I asked for solution better than my own. Then my question been edited and my request for better solution than my own been removed. Was that a good edit, ...
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An strange , spontaneous edit done to a question

I asked a question that was a bit hard to explain , so I had to edit it with every comment on it. I noticed that in one of my edits (edit #13), I have somehow reverted all of the previous edits. If ...
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Why there are "editing rights"?I think u should not edit other people's writing, comment or maybe delete

I do not think it is ethically right for someone to edit other person words. You may comment with what you want, or vote to delete if you find something wrong in what is written as a principle (racist/...