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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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Probably because there's an edit pending.


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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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Yes, search through all posts and replace deeplinks to wiki.cyanogenmod to point to oldwiki.cyanogenmod.org for the sake of a good user experience. And here's a local search (and another) or a custom Google search to find those posts. If you edit, be sure to let the link end in .org, because oldwiki.cyanogenmod.com is not available, only .org is.


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The 5k privilege mark is kind of a weird privilege, because you can vote on tag wiki edits made by others, but yours still need approval, which seems rather bizarre. The reason the pending edits don't appear is because you cannot approve your own. AFAIK, you have to hit 20k "Trusted User" status in order to edit tag wikis without approval: What are ...


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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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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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If you edit again it will overwrite your first suggestion, as long as that suggestion has not already been approved or rejected. As for Izzy's comment: Hit the "Improve" button. This will allow you to fix up the post to contain all the fixes (use "view source" in the edit history if needed) and there is a checkbox for whether the suggested edit was helpful ...


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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. ...


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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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Alternative spellings are good, because they provide different search paths. Editing a post just to change "wifi" to "Wi-Fi" would seem to me to be the very definition of a "too minor" edit. Like a lot of tech terms, there is no universally accepted spelling. (Not to say that there aren't style guides that try to standardize on one or the other, but we don'...


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I see no problem with editing "wifi" into "Wi-Fi". If it changes search results then that should probably be brought up with SE ... hyphens should not be considered for web search IMO. However, edits should always be substantial. If that was the only change then it was a bad edit. See http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/04/in-defense-of-editing/


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