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There is an excellent Stack Exchange meta post on this subject: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?. Salutations should be automatically detected by SE servers and deleted on the spot (source). Sign offs, on the other hand, are not automatically deleted. There is much controversy on meta as to whether or not these should ...


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I do delete sign offs but only if I'm editing the question for some other reason so as to avoid bumping it unnecessarily.


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See the following Meta Stack Exchange posts: What is a disputed flag? What is the difference between disputed and declined flags? From the last post: Disputed flag: When you flag an answer as NAA or VLQ and the post doesn't result in deletion but someone recommended deletion, the flag is disputed. Spam and offensive flags on post that are rolled back ...


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The explanation is over in the sidebar. Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to bypass the review queue? It started at almost 900 this morning so we are getting through them quite quickly.


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I rarely, if ever, reject an edit as too trivial, although some have caused me to hesitate. I figure that if someone has put in the time to try and improve the readability and clarity of a Q&A, without reducing its quality, then that all contributes to the professional appearance of our site, and inevitably makes it more attractive to visiting and ...


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Editing can be problematic because it increases the visibility of a question. Many such edits made in a short period can cause old questions to swamp the new ones that deserve more timely attention. Most edits also require review and approval. Reviewers, who may be burdened by many other site-maintenance tasks, should not be asked to devote time to ...


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In the Reopen Review you will be in the Revision tab by default, which shows what has been changed in the post. Clicking on the Question (Revised) tab will change the view slightly, into what the question now shows, including an Add Comment link at the bottom of the post (same as if you had opened the question directly). This way you can add a comment and ...


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The Skip option skips that review for you and will not place it in your queue again. It's not counted as a review in your stats, and is as if you never saw the review. Another reviewer will see that review in their queue. From What are the review queues, and how do they work? (emphasis added) Any time you are unsure of whether a post should be closed ...


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Jon Ericson's post in Meta Stack Exchange answers it: How does the review-needed indicator work exactly? With the rollout of the new top bar, you’ve probably noticed the new review indicator: ... So the idea is that when you see the indicator light up, it’s a reminder that there are reviews to be done if you haven’t looked recently. ... Each queue may be in ...


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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 @Shog9 is saying at the above link is that, if a question is closed, then it can only be placed in the re-open queue once. After eligible users vote for it to be ...


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I think a tag wiki with just a bare URL should be rejected so you have my full support on the proposal outlined in your Question. This may sometimes be coming about because new tag wiki writers are trying to write the tag wiki itself where the tag excerpt should go, because it is presented first. Having thus written the Tag Wiki in the excerpt box, all ...


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Somebody has to tell you, or you stumble upon it by accident: Click your icon (top menu bar) to see your "user profile". Click activity (fourth menu bar). Click all (fifth menu bar) to see your suggestions and those that were accepted. Click suggested edit on suggestions that appear not to have been accepted, to see reason.


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I believe the rules about minimal edits are better interpreted by those considering whether to make an edit or not in the first place, rather than by those with the power to thwart someone else's attempt to improve things. In the past, i've had so many proposed edits rejected as being too minor -- thankfully, not many on this site -- that it leaves a bad ...


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Editing a closed question will put it into the Reopen queue for the community to vote to reopen or keep closed. Your edit has put it into that queue - it now has 1 reopen vote (yours). It says there are 4 more votes required to reopen the question. If you look at the @PolyGeo's comment on that question you will see the reason it is considered too broad is ...


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Questions appear immediately when asked. In fact, it can be some bit of lag before they hit the review queue. I can't answer the how many part definitively or with any citation (there are a LOT of meta questions on review queues). From looking at my First Post review history (as compares to some other review queues), it appears only one reviewer is needed. ...


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I agree with @AndreSilva's advice but would add that I give my highest priority, via commenting within the review queue or regular commenting, to letting the poster know that they need to merge their accounts ASAP, using the instructions provided in the Help (search for "merging"): I accidentally created two accounts; how do I merge them? If you have ...


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Lately I've seen a few suggested edits that appear to be the original author of the question attempting to modify the question, but they aren't logged into the original account. In this case, I'd approve the suggestion and would leave a comment to the OP asking to not use different accounts (also suggesting the accounts to be merged). I just got one of ...


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Review Audits are currently active only on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Software Engineering, Ask Ubuntu, and Mathematics. Until/unless they are extended to GIS SE we can only encourage everyone to do due diligence when working in the review queues. Certainly, the example that you linked to should not have been approved.


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The preference of GIS Moderators for users to consider commenting, editing and/or downvoting, rather than flagging as low quality, for anything but the lowest quality posts is long standing. For example see this answer by @underdark to Why was Very Low Quality flag declined? I think it is line with this answer to The limits to a Very Low Quality answer at ...


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I answered this over at the corresponding question on Meta Stack Overflow, but to save you the travel time: Answers enter the Late Answers queue if they are posted over 30 days after the question was posted, and the post author has less than 10 reputation. If someone posts a late answer while above 10 reputation at the time, their post doesn't get entered ...


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The question you cite is a bit of an anomaly. Typically questions such as this are closed with a comment suggesting how the OP can improve and edit the question. Often the OP adds an edit, flags it for reopening and it is reopened by the community. We also see many questions that are closed and the OP shows no effort to improve the question. There is ...


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I'm not an Arc expert but that question makes no sense at all to me. I would have voted to close it as it stands. I also can't tell if your answer will help future users searching for help, mostly because the question makes no sense. Rather than getting angry why not edit the question to make what it is about clear.


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I think this is a hard call. Unless the edit queue needs to be invoked, I think anything that makes a question easier to read warrants an edit. When the edit queue is required, then I think an edit should be just a little more substantial than the one in your picture. As much as possible our Q&As are intended to be timeless, so I don't think their ...


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Feature requests like this should probably be made on Meta.SE as we don't have the ability to change how SE works here at GIS SE. That said, you should have a few options already to see the before/after history during a Suggested Edit review. Have a look at this Suggested Edit I recently reviewed. The before is on the left, the after (the edit you are ...


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I have to agree with @PolyGeo on most of his points. I think this is one of the struggles of being a mod...it's one of the reasons I was reluctant to nominate myself in the last election. I felt that if I did become a moderator, I would actually review fewer posts in the review queue because I feel the community should be voting for itself there. Obviously ...


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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 2,000+ (less experienced users are much less likely to be ready for nuanced editing), for when they see a question that needs improvement, but has already been ...


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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 edit will not contribute for reopening that question. For example, removing 'thanks' or removing superfluous introductory noise to a question which was put on ...


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Far from being in conflict, I view the On Hold / Close voting relationship between the community and its moderators as being one of symbiosis. When guiding my own moderation the Theory of Moderation is something that I use as a starting point, but it was written on 18 May 2009 and Stack Overflow launched on 15 Sep 2008 i.e. it was great for its time, which ...


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On a link only answer like this I usually Skip and then Downvote separately. Sometimes I follow the link, copy a paragraph of pertinent text, and then paste it back into the answer as a quote. To get a new option will need higher authority than we have within our site. Consequently, to pursue this I think you would need to go to Meta SE where I found: ...


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