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Do we have a policy on signalling edits in text?

This is my personal opinion, what I'd like to see us do, and not a moderator ruling. Common practice on the sites I'm active on is as you say -- the post should always be complete, coherent, and no ...
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What to do when you have to edit a question, enough to invalidate previous answers, but not enough to warrant its own question?

If an edit is substantial enough to invalidate existing answers, then you're by definition asking a different question. If you're asking a different question, then you should post it as a new ...
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Can we allow rollbacks to our edits in a queue?

For the "I thought of something to improve" cases, where no actual harm is being done in the meantime, I think the solution is just to wait. Modifying edits that are already in the review queue, that ...
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Six-character minimum edit prevents typo corrections

Summary of the comments: This is by design. Users with editing privileges (1K rep here, 2K elsewhere) can make edits without going through the review queue; users who can suggest edits have a 6-...
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Do we have a policy on signalling edits in text?

We don't have a policy but we should From the answers and comments on this question is has become clear that we have no standing policy on signalling edits in text. By the votes on the answers it ...
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Is there a place for critiquing book proposals within stack exchange?

No, there's currently no site (or other formal process) where you can get critiques on Stack Exchange. The closest I know of is the mid-week group chat at writers where we freewrite and discuss, but ...
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What should be edited?

Speaking for myself, grammar is fairly important and I wouldn't fault you for editing to improve grammar. I personally don't make a habit of it unless I'm editing for some other reason, but in my ...
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Do we have a policy on signalling edits in text?

I edit my posts, and sometimes DO indicate something added at the end, in particular if I have a significant number of votes before I felt the need to edit. I think it is fair to the people that voted ...
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What should be edited?

Editing should come from the whole community, not just Neil. :-) As others said, respect the author's voice (correct unambiguous errors, not style that differs from your own) and take a look to see ...
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Why was my revision rejected?

Andy T has noted that there's one small but significant difference between my edit and the edit that was ultimately accepted: the latter has no bold formatting of the final paragraph. So the most ...
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Why was my revision rejected?

How do suggested edits work? This is the relevant Meta.SE post. You will want to look specifically at the section on Community rejected edits, as quoted below. The Community user will approve or ...
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Can we allow rollbacks to our edits in a queue?

I understand your feeling, but I don't see this as a problem. Edit is completely reversible. If you've approved an edit that should've not been approved in the first place and it's pending another ...
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What should be edited?

There are other editors here as well, and we don't proofread all the questions. My personal take on this is to edit when I see something, but I prefer to also improve the question in some way when ...
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