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Why can I make instant changes without approval, but I can't approve someone else's changes without further approval?

I have enough reputation that when I edit someone else's question, the change happens immediately (though sometimes it would be nice to disable this privilege). But if I see a post with a pending edit ...
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Are 'extra information' answers encouraged here?

Based on comments on an answer here. A strong answer discussing the new testament and NWT alterations to the texts was posted, and I posted a comment suggesting some attention also be given to NWT ...
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Would this be considered an example of an overview question?

I was watching this question today to see how it would be treated. I was not confident, however, in attempting to answer it. I think it would be a fairly easy question to answer, at least from my ...
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Reviving closed questions

I have seen it mentioned that since the C.SE has been active for so many years, there seem to be fewer new questions coming in. Given that, along with the high number of questions which have been ...
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In question editing, is the site as a whole going too far? From its genesis to questions on Genesis

People, especially those who have learned English as a second language, express themselves differently. Does this site expect questions to fall into too narrow of a line of logic? Or are questions ...
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What are the guidelines spelling out when a 3rd party can edit a question?

Someone edited one of my questions with no explanation. They were fairly simple edits, but the person who edited is not listed as a moderator and I would have preferred to leave my question as is. ...
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Over editing over editing over editing?

Is a radically sanated marriage a true marriage without subsequent marital intimacy? The above question was swamped by high profile users who twisted and contorted it in an effort to make it fit a ...
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What triggers the caution message when I am about to ask a new question?

I only recently got more than 50 reputation points. A recent question was put on hold as too broad. The next time I clicked the Ask button, I was given an automatic warning about asking another ...
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How can I improve or What is wrong with my question about leprosy?

Here is my question, which has 1 dowvote and no answers: Some Jews seemed to think that lepersy was a punishment for sin, rather than a sin itself. This is most probably going to sound like a ...
Red Rackham's user avatar
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Why was this question disfigured instead of just closed?

I'm trying to figure out why a question was treated the way it was. Here is my original: 2 days later: Here is the question now. I'm quite familiar with the Stack Exchange format, so I'm kind of ...
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Which edit on this question should be used?

What is the Biblical argument that homosexual attraction is sinful by itself? I've had a bit of an edit war with another user. Would the community please weigh in on which edit is more appropriate. ...
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IS CAPS LOCK APPROPRIATE?

So I seem to be getting increasing editing ability on this site and I want to be helpful which got me wondering about this. Is there a site policy concerning the use of CAPITALS? To me they always ...
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Rolling back the Gap theory question

Can the two aspects of the Gap Theory be Biblically Undermined The OP originally asked for the basis for two aspects of the Gap theory, but then also said they'd welcome answers going the other way. ...
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On the Egregious Editing of Poor Questions

In this meta thread I proposed a solution to the "is x a sin" problem, namely "destroy the intent of the OP" by "engaging in extreme modifications" to their questions. I ...
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Where is edit history visible?

For those with rating either above or below 2k, is there a place one can see the edits on a post? So far, no see 'um.
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Poorly-worded Question. I Answer. Question Vastly Improved. Whither my Answer?

Twice now, I've made an Answer to a question that IMO was very poorly worded. Then (good thing) the Questioner improves the Question. But (bad thing) my response to the original poor wording continues ...
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Where is the post? Where is the discussion?

My post says "This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. For more info visit meta." But I don't see any information on it anywhere in meta. What's going on here?
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Should related question links be edited into questions or left as comments?

It seems that the typical practice is to link related questions in a comment on the question, but I seem to recall reading that the comments are not exposed to search engines and I think links are an ...
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Did "Why is the Trinity a Trinity?" require an edit?

I notice the fourth revision of the question "Why is the Trinity a Trinity?" changed this paragraph: However, while talking with a friend earlier about Wisdom (from Proverbs), I mentioned that ...
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What should I do with the 6-character minimum for edits?

I know quite a few posts with small mistakes involving less than 6 characters, but I can't correct them without some more changes in the post, because that "at least 6 characters changed" limit. What ...
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Is it preferred to edit another user's answer into completeness, or to create a similar answer?

If, after some personal investigation, I find that my own answer to a question overlaps an existing answer by "85%" or so, is it preferred that I edit the existing answer? Or, is it preferred that I ...
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Should we edit/retag closed questions?

Clearly editing a closed question with the intention of making it re-openable is an honorable activity. I'm wondering more trolling-type questions (which we get a lot of!) Things like: https://...
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Stop the presses, we forgot to flag

Editing is a beautiful thing. It is, however, a square peg and some holes are round. Editing is good when you can fix grammar or spelling mistakes, format for easier readability, fix a broken link, ...
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Where are suggested edits being sent?

As a low rep beta user, my edits are being made through the usual SE suggested edits mechanism. On most SE sites these would show up for high rep user or moderators sits in a queue to be approved or ...
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Editing questions/answers for capitalization, etc

What should the guide be for editing a question or answer in relation to capitalizing He (in reference to God), God, Bible, etc... where most Biblical texts captilize them? Since this is a place for ...
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