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Pertaining to the process of revising content or tags to bring better clarity to a question or answer.

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Finding out what happened to edit

I asked Remove elongated, "thin" parts of shapes (preferably R, otherwise python/QGIS) and got a helpful answer that pointed me in the right direction, but was somewhat minimalistic. I ...
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What to do when question edits were rolled back?

I made some edits to Importing quadtiles to qgis or other program?. However, the author decided to rollback. What is my proper/polite behaviour in these circumstances? Perhaps, I am exaggerating the ...
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Answer gets accepted but does not answer revised question

I am quite unsure about what to do, if my answer got accepted, but does not (in my opinion) answer the actual problem, but the original question. In comments to my answer the actual problem got ...
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Is there any point approving minor edits to very old questions?

For example, this: https://gis.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/154910 It's just a minor edit "for grammer" to a question that is over 4 years old. I know this has been raised before, but it ...
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Is there a draft mode for writing questions and answers?

I would like to have a feature of saving a draft of a question and not just having to complete the question and send off.
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"User can't edit this question" message appeared while editing?

I was editing a question when this happened: User can't edit this question When does this error occur and why?
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Edit that changes a user's choice of software

I came across a question where a user originally asked for software to complete a particular analysis: How can I find the highest path of a DEM or contours file within an area? and suggested FME ...
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Why is there excessive question editing?

My question was edited so that it is no longer a question but a statement with a question mark at the end. People making edits should be editing for clarity and spelling/grammar errors, not to their ...
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Why does the "active" queue show old answered questions when edited?

I've noticed this a few times while browsing GIS SE where questions that are a few years old are edited by a moderator/user for minor clarification and then it appears top on the list of questions on ...
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Irrelevant edits to specific close reason in questions with 'on hold' status?

After a question is put 'on hold', the first time it is edited (if within 5 first days after closure), it is automatically sent to the reopen review queue (see How do you reopen a closed question? and ...
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Delete or edit question on cartographic 'jokes'?

As Polygeo has pointed out, and placed on hold, my question on Cartographic jokes Examples of cartographic 'jokes' was trying to build a list. I hadn't really appreciated that this didn't fit ...
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Why can we not edit less than 6 characters?

When editing a question, you need to edit at least 6 characters. Typos can often be corrected with one or two characters. Why can we not edit less than six characters?
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Should deprecated answers be updated? [duplicate]

GIS tools are constantly improving. This means that a yesterday accepted answer may no longer be true or at least not be the best answer today. Should the answers' authors update them to meet the ...
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If an original post gives a misleading assumption in the question should it be edited?

I am writing some basic QGIS training notes and I came across this post Is it possible to change the field length of a shapefile to over 254? However the maximum field length of a shapefile, I believe,...
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Editing a post with a link to an external website

I came across this post QGIS Georeferencer is stretching image whilst searching for information on georeferencing. The question links to an external website (with adverts) which shows three ...
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Limit to the number of times you can edit a question?

I have noticed that many users change the entire context of the question based on a certain comment, and this invalidates the answer provided by a different user. Is there a limit to the number of ...
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Is there a limit to the number of times a question is eligible to vote on to reopen after it has been edited?

I'm asking this question because when I have voted on a reopen request on a question that I subsequently voted to remain close, because of insufficient changes to the original question. So does that ...
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Edited tag wiki, but didn't receive tally to research assistant badge?

I haven't found any posts discussing not receiving a tally for tag wiki edits. I have edited at least 4 tag wikis, received approval and have not seen any updates to my research assistant tally? ...
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How can "This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit" happen?

I just got an edit rejected during review, with the reason: This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit. Looking at the subsequent conflicting review, it's not that different from mine. I am just ...
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Removing personal email addresses from questions?

This answer (before it was deleted by the votes of six non-moderators) included the user's personal email address. To me this seems to work against GIS SE because if the questioner decides to act ...
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Does Syntax highlighting warrant an edit?

This question is about the broad topic of improving posts vs. pushing old posts: Does the addition of syntax highlighting to a post warrant an edit even if the post is, say, more than a year old? I ...
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"Thank you" sign offs in questions and suggested edits

How should one handle suggested edits that remove "thank you" sign offs from questions? Should sign offs be avoided in general? Lots of questions are signed off with a general note like: Thank you ...
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Editing highly upvoted answer to redirect attention to different answer with less votes?

Update 07/21/2015 - First, to @SaultDon, I beg your pardon. I jumped to the conclusion that the Open FileGDB driver was also installed as part of the OGR_FileGDB library as opposed to being part of ...
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Should I edit an answer, create a new answer, or create a new question (and answer it)?

I was having some trouble with the Measure Widget and Popup and the answer here got me on the right track: Hiding infoWindow of ArcGIS API for JavaScript while using measure tool? Both answers assume ...
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Should Statements of Urgency be removed from Questions?

To me one of the basic principles of GIS SE (and SE more generally) is that questions which are the clearest get answered the quickest and/or most comprehensively. It is this that encourages all of ...
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Old links to ESRI knowledge base articles are dead

I just corrected broken links in a post that linked to the ESRI knowledge base. Looks like ESRI updated them at some point, changing this: http://resources.arcgis.com/content/kbase?fa=articleShow&...
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How much can we edit a question, before it becomes an entirely different question?

This Question was recently closed as being primarily opinion-based. (I agree that is was opinion based, but I feel that it falls within the Good Subjective category and shouldn't have been closed. ...
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How to delete a misspelled tag?

There are some tags like arcgsi-server that were created with a spelling error. Is there a way to delete it (what actions are required then?)? If not, how can those be flagged so moderators could ...
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How does the Suggested Edit review process work?

I recently suggested edits to the answer to this question Declination Diagram. (They were suggested because I don't have enough reputation to make them stick.) Like many Q&A, there were some ...
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Are askers of duplicate questions always advised to ask a new one?

Using this https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/64363 as an example, it appears that when a question is closed as a duplicate, the asker is advised: This question has been asked before and ...
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Is it appropriate to edit a title to specify a specific platform if the question is platform specific?

For example, the question: Plotting Smith and Sandwell global seafloor topography grids in ArcGIS Desktop? originally had a title with an ending word of 'GIS', but the question body says it is ...
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Is completely changing answer that has high votes Editor Abuse?

Someone with editor permissions edited my answer here, inherently changing the tone and essence of my answer to match their point of view instead Are there any attempts to replace the shapefile? So ...
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Anyone getting errors on attempting to save Edits to posts?

Lately I've been experiencing errors on attempting to save question edits. I will edit the question, say over a minute or two (edit title, body, retag perhaps), hit the Save Edits button, and I will ...
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