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Yes, please edit them! Better grammar makes a post more readable - everybody benefits. A few caveats though. Don't go "fixing" American English into British English or vice versa. And while editing, try to fix as much as you reasonably can - the right capitalization, markdown, and removal of noise. On Meta Stack Overflow, I created a proposal for a FAQ ...


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Remember that suggested edits require the time of two reviewers to be effective. To avoid wasting people's time, it's important that such edits should be a substantial improvement to the post. The block you've found is an automated one, which is applied to people who have had a lot of edits rejected, to avoid wasting everyone's time: both your time spent ...


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I'd like to start this by explaining why I rejected that edit. I rejected (and edited) that suggestion1 after I have approved (and edited) 3 suggested edits by you consecutively: 1, 2, 3: 1st suggested edit: image resizing is mostly welcomed (due to the current notorious buggy Imgur's image scaling), though the title shortening and the addition of Android ...


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Yes. It's rejected by the system to avoid conflict, which doesn't imply that your edit was bad in any way. So if you feel your suggestion is good, you're always encouraged to suggest it again. People with the "review suggested edits" privilege (at 2,000 reputation) will be happy to review and approve it.


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How does the edits that would have been rejected when made by a new user or user with a low reputation be accepted when moderators and high reputation users? Users with 2000 or above reputation points (henceforth as privileged editor) are granted a privilege where their edits take place immediately. The system trusts a user with such reputation, and thus, ...


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If the changes to be made are so minor that you can't find anything else to change, then just move on. In my experience, there is rarely a post that needs edits where there is not more than six characters to fix. Even so, there are plenty of other posts that are in serious need of editing. Once you get to 2000 reputation you won't have to worry about it.


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It does not say every five minutes. After five minutes have passed since you posted it, you cannot edit anymore.


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For the moment, I have edited the question to separate the new objective of OP (QR codes part) and mentioned it as a new paragraph along with the date on which the objective was introduced. I know that mentioning date was a redundant step as a reader can easily see the dates from edit history. However, given the problem at hand of invalidation and ...


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All entries in that post should link to questions on our site now. If you see any that don't, please remove them :) Feel free to post a question asking how to root your S4, assuming there is not such a question already. When that question is answered, either by yourself after you figure out the process or by someone else, then it should be added to the ...


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Just so you have an answer: Dan and Al are correct. Unfortunately, simply linking the source isn't enough any more than a movie torrent is legal if you list the publisher's name. Anything repeated or not useful is certainly game for removal by an edit. We have edits much for that reason — fixing typos and such is nice, but substantial edits are even ...


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I disagree with the answers regarding both types of water. Both ionized or de-ionized water will essentially destroy your devices very quickly, as in "becoming inoperative". Batteries are damaged very quickly by any water that can get to the electroyte. LCD screen are particularly sensitive to water leaking in at the edges; they may be usable, but would ...


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OP changed his answer a bit based on the citations I provided. I still strongly disagree with any mention of rice as it is pure pseudoscience, but the answer itself is no longer harmful to devices. Therefore, my problems with this answer are gone. I've given it an upvote. I'd like to mention that this is only possible because OP still uses stackexchange. I ...


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First to read: What is the etiquette for modifying posts? and Why can people edit my posts? How does editing work? The first link is an FAQ from Meta Stack Exchange (aka the main meta), and the second link is an article in the Help Center. It is clearly stated that Edits are expected to be substantial and to leave the post better than you found it. ...


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