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Please remove spammy links if the question or answer can stay up without them. If you are going to flag them as spam to be deleted, then please leave the spammy link in it. It makes it easier for the moderators to see that it is spam when it still looks like obvious spam. StackExchange also has automated systems that classify and identify spam across the ...


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The user referred to consistently edits a large number of posts on a daily basis (with 1/3 more total edits than any other member), helping to improve spelling, grammar, and standardize formatting for the site. Since the edits are consistent with other edits by this user (and similarly approved for other members), if indeed they changed their vote, it's ...


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I've never seen somebody using [go] and [so] style anchor annotations in the wiki syntax. My guess is that the person reviewing it didn't see that one of those was actually correcting a link. On first glance it looks only like a "improvement" of the style of wiki markup. When editing posts it helps clarity if you only change what you need to change. [...


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I agree, it looks like a case of mistaken rejection! The "important" edit, of correcting the link, is physically a very small one so it perhaps got missed. You made other (more trivial, but physically larger) edits to the spelling/grammar, and stated this first in the review comment. I think the spelling/grammar edits were still valid (and probably ...


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I was the moderator who rejected that one amongst others. Basically when we get a flood of edits old questions and answers it bumps old content to the top of the "active" page and buries the newer content which still needs attention. When the edits are minor in nature I choose to not let the edits through. One offs are a different story as they don't affect ...


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I saw the beginnings of that edit war yesterday after you edited it and he reverted it. For the record here is a direct link to the edit diffs. I don't think your edit was bad, but I think that the original poster has edited their question in a way that clarifies it forcefully. They were getting unhelpful answers and they have over-emphasized the details ...


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It's not a bug. When posts are deleted, reputation points earned for editing them will be removed and your reputation will be recalculated shortly. As indicated in this Meta answer, users who created the post, users with specific high levels of reputation, moderators, and the system (aka., "Community") can delete posts. In fact, posts are automatically ...


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It's not a bug, but it is a little weird. Even if you have the privilege to edit directly (which gains no rep), edits that you made prior to earning that privilege which gave you +2 rep will still affect your reputation -2 if the post you suggested an edit to is deleted. In this case, a user was removed, and a post on which you successfully suggested an ...


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Attributing anything to malice by default in a collaborative setting is the path to insanity; try to always assume the best in folks. A quick look through history shows that a large number of similar edits were made, which means: Someone changed their mind after reading the post again Someone accidentally clicked on the up-vote button again Someone owns a ...


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This is done, however - there's no default style. You'll need to specify as you use it. We've also enabled this on the Unix related sites, Super User, etc - where questions sometimes have a smidgen of code that has to be shown. Active both on the main site and on meta (for questions about formatting). Note, code related questions are off-topic, but ...


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Zistoloen is by far our most prolific post editor. Overall, I find his edits appropriate and appreciated. "Too minor" edits are most problematic when they don't fix all the problems in a post. In the case of your post, there are no other problems to fix. They could also be problematic when they are done by new users for some easy reputation points. ...


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Having a standardized guideline for editing is helpful, however the following things should be considered: As covered in the Help Center's FAQ on Edit Questions And Answers, edits should attempt to: make the post substantively better when you edit, not just change a single character. Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged. So instead of editing the ...


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I am in favor of codifying our style guide. I added a couple items to your list and posted comments with questions about others.


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In general we prefer to use example.com here. Most of the time, the specific site isn't needed to understand the question or the answers. And even when it is needed, that usually means that the post isn't clear enough. It is almost always better to include screen shots or more explanation rather than having to link to a site that has problems. There ...


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About the specific edit you seem to ask about: While a moderator also edited your question, the edit that removed tags came from me (I’m not a mod). Why I removed the microdata tag: Microdata is just a syntax, while Schema.org can be used with various syntaxes (commonly JSON-LD. Microdata, and RDFa). Your question doesn’t seem to be about how to use ...


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Just to wrap this question up... there was a "funny" unicode character in the question source that I was unable to see/edit which was breaking the markdown output. (I had also inadvertently copied this same text into another answer which also copied the "funny" character.) On the Pro Webmasters website this did not show at all for me in the editor and I ...


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I'm not sure it's a good idea to accuse: someone with no proof someone who has authority on this site (especially for editing) someone who gave you many reputation points for your good questions and answers I'm trying to standardize formatting on this site and I used to italicizing file names like for robots.txt or .htaccess because I think it's a good ...


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