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There is no official version of English, aside from StackExchange being an English Language site. It is possible that when questions / answers written in one country are edited by someone in another country their own browser spellchecker will highlight words as incorrectly spelt when infact they are just spelt according to the original posters language. ...


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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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I stumbled across an answer that seems to draw a clear distinction between body text (doesn't matter) and tag text (only American English). That came from the accepted answer. The most-upvoted answer says "it should not matter, so do not edit". It is from SE Meta though.


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While your main question is more one for Meta.Stackoverflow I can give you some extra hints for how to track your progress on the Copy Editor badge. If you go to the Review section and hover over the progress indicator against any of the review items you will see an enhanced tooltip-type affair showing your badge progress: I am not sure as I passed the ...


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If one of the moderators are in chat, @ reply to us with a link to the edit/user profile and tell us what's up. Otherwise just reject it. If it's a single edit it doesn't matter much; there's nothing a 1 rep spam user can really do without any peer review (aside from spam in their own profile description, which isn't a problem really). If it's lots of ...


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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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Bulk minor-edits (tag changes, spelling errors etc) are usually discouraged and would likely be detected if made by lower-rep users because each edit has to be approved and large bulk edits are likely to be unapproved (depending on the impact such action would to the site). Such edits are discouraged because of the issue you have identified. However, higher ...


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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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All these links in questions/answers have been either fixed or deleted. If you see any uxexchange.com links in comments feel free to throw an Obsolete flag on them (or an Other flag asking for the link to be edited out, if the comment stands without a link). Don't bother actively looking for comments though, they can't easily be searched and they're not ...


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On a question like: UX & Usability resources for web? There is an answer containing a link, but the question itself is not very useful. Should we still flag/edit the answer?


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Without login I'm seeing this in Firefox: Is this fixed or is the "logged in but without edit priviledges" message styled differently?


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It looks like they saw the uxexchange.com link (which is now broken) and tried to fix it by replacing uxexchange with ux.stackexchange.com. I honestly would have thought that would work too, but apparently it didn't; the post ID must be different. If you can find the post you meant to link to, just switch the link over to find that post. Not sure if ...


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