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Removing personal email addresses from questions?

...should the email be removed? Yes, personal information goes in the user profile page. Posts must be kept as clean as possible, i.e, without user signatures, salutations, and other kinds of ...
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Editing a post with a link to an external website

Yes, I think that this is the correct course of action. This means that the images will stay active (in Stack Exchange's Imgur account) even if the current linked images disappear. Stack Exchange ...
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Answer gets accepted but does not answer revised question

This is a case where an edit to their question has stranded your answer to their original question. The same edit has included an answer in the area reserved for questions. The solution to both ...
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Why is there excessive question editing?

At the beginning of this site, we aimed to have full-sentence questions as titles, as described in Using questions as titles? A good title is formulated as a question, is grammatically correct, ...
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Limit to the number of times you can edit a question?

I haven't found anything official, however a look around Meta SO and Meta SE netted a few Q&As regarding edit limits on questions. It appears there may be a limit of 5 edits, however this is on ...
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Why can we not edit less than 6 characters?

Your edits require the approval of other members with higher reputation. If you're only changing a few characters this is using up time of these other users for often trivial changes. Once you have ...
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Edit that changes a user's choice of software

It depends. A question does not necessarily have to be about one specific software to be considered not broad, as long as it is specific enough in details to avoid five users casting a close vote as '...
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Is there a draft mode for writing questions and answers?

This is part of the Stack Exchange mechanism for posting "Drafts are stored in redis for 7 days, with each site having storage for one draft question and one draft answer per user." for a ...
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Is there any point approving minor edits to very old questions?

New users are encouraged to make edits to gain reputation to unlock privileges such as commenting. Sources: How does a lurker gain reputation to receive privilege for commenting? Why do I need 50 ...
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What to do when question edits were rolled back?

What I would do is the following (consider the context of an edit war between OP and another user): Edit Q in good faith trying to improve the post, like you did. If OP rolls it back (and it bothers ...
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Should deprecated answers be updated?

I don't think it's necessarily up to the author of the original answer to update it. Many people don't return to the site after answering. However, anyone can answer a question with newer, more ...
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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 had to go looking for what I think is the answer to this: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/256567/which-edits-push-closed-questions-to-the-reopen-review-queue/256572#256572 I think what @...
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Is there a draft mode for writing questions and answers?

One technique I use (frequently) is to copy the entire contents of a draft and paste it into a local text document. If you want more capabilities than that, you can preview, save, and manage your ...
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If an original post gives a misleading assumption in the question should it be edited?

What I would do is to edit the question to correct it, and include a link to a reference that supports the 254 character limit.
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Edited tag wiki, but didn't receive tally to research assistant badge?

As per the Research Assistant badge requirements, is it possible that you have only been editing tag wiki excerpts and not the body of those tag wikis? I just checked a couple of your tag wiki edits ...
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How can "This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit" happen?

From the Meta Q&A (Why does the Community ♦ user approve and reject edits?) suggested by @AndreSilva it looks like this may apply: If a user with full editing privileges for a post (including ...
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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?

One specific point written in Shog's answer I'd like to emphasize is: A question will only be enqueued once per closure via editing. If a question is put on hold I try to avoid editing it, if the ...
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If an original post gives a misleading assumption in the question should it be edited?

It depends if the misleading assumption is key information to solve OP's question, i.e., when correcting/responding to the misleading assumption is the answer (or significant part of the answer). In ...
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Irrelevant edits to specific close reason in questions with 'on hold' status?

If I understand your question then it can be summarised in these three dot points: You are wanting to provide guidance principally to those with the privilege to edit questions, i.e. a reputation of ...
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Edit that changes a user's choice of software

That's interesting. It depends. While the question specified was edited and subsequently answered by a moderator, this could just as easily apply to any user with edit privileges. That question was ...
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Finding out what happened to edit

To find out about what happend to your edit (or the post in general), you can click on the small "clock" button just below the up/downvote buttons, see encirceled in red: This will show you ...
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Why does the "active" queue show old answered questions when edited?

The answer to What can cause a question to be bumped? on the Meta site explains all the ways a question can be bumped. In my opinion, there are circumstances where an accepted answer may not be the ...
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Limit to the number of times you can edit a question?

I think it is worth mentioning the Editing section from the The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide: Editing 5 edits on one's own posts per day, more for high-rep users (scales with reputation), ...
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Is it appropriate to edit a title to specify a specific platform if the question is platform specific?

Yes - the question title should accurately summarize its contents, irrespective of any tags used. As indicated in this answer to Framing (asking) good Questions for GIS Stack Exchange? our focus is ...
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Finding out what happened to edit

I was not involved in reviewing your suggested edit but I think it changed that answer too much. Consequently, I think rejection of your suggested edit was reasonable. I think you should have ...
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"User can't edit this question" message appeared while editing?

As pointed out by Luke, one will find possible reasons why this happened in the Meta Stack Exchange post: Why is the edit button disabled? Which reason exactly triggered the message I don't know, but ...
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Why does the "active" queue show old answered questions when edited?

A key difference between a focussed Q&A site like GIS SE, and a discussion forum or other styles of Q&A sites is that old questions with answers are considered just as valuable as new ones. ...
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Should deprecated answers be updated?

I agree with @Fezter's answer and would just add that I think care should be taken to not remove answers, or information from answers, that may mean those using older versions can no longer access it. ...
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Is it appropriate to edit a title to specify a specific platform if the question is platform specific?

If a question is tagged arcgis-desktop there is no need to include the software name in the title, because as it was said by @Mapperz tags are also searchable. My main point is, unless there are ...
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