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This sort of edit tends to be obnoxious and should be discouraged. The change in quote styles is a typography issue. This are valid use cases for them, but usually those cases are in print work or graphical design. Most on-screen typography leans towards using the normal ASCII character rather that specialized glyphs. Especially in the context of technical ...


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In that instance the actual answer text was changed to mean something else because of that edit (although the main text is still there the additional edit changes the meaning of the answer). Because people had already upvoted that answer in its original format then by changing it that means those voters have (by proxy) upvoted something they didn't mean to. ...


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That's not quite true. You approved the original edit and automatically added an additional edit to the edit log. https://ux.stackexchange.com/posts/85815/revisions From an audit trail point of view then everything is accounted for. They get their credit for a successful edit, as do you. Just that yours came more recently so it shows on the question itself ...


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See my edit (you may have to click "side-by-side markdown" in order to see the important change). The "section" that should be left alone is everything from "begin mockup" to "end mockup". However, you inserted text before then "end mockup" part, and thus this section no longer had the expected format. I've moved the <!-- End mockup --> part up to ...


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Retagging posts has always bumped them up the active questions list, it's not a new feature. To be honest I think I disagree with you that it's undesirable. Retagging questions should bump them up to the top of the page. The reason for retagging questions is because they have the wrong tags in the first place. If a question has been tagged incorrectly ...


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Someone with enough reputation to make post edits has made an edit to the question, just before you had posted a suggested edit. That edit went in. A couple of hours later, your edit got approved. It overwrote the prior edit. It is an edge case.


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