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Is there a policy on editing questions to clarify them after answers have already there been posted?

A recent, (IMO) otherwise non-sequitur comment claims that “we don’t allow edits that invalidate answers that have already been posted,” but I’ve never heard of a policy like this. What I have seen ...
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I would like to edit my answer to replace the example, in order respond to a critique in the comments

I would like to make this edit, but it was rolled back. The original example application of judicial notice that I have included in the answer is attracting comments that critique the judge's math. ...
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What to do about AI edits that are helpful?

https://law.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/57118 This edit was quite clearly done with ChatGPT (see the last paragraph), but it does improve the post. How should edits like this be handled?
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Can my tag-edit privilege be unblocked or a reason given for why it is suspended?

This question is a continuing inquiry rising out of the the question: Are you only able to have no more than 2 or 3 tag edits pending? @Rick's answer indicated that my presumably 5 tag edits are being,...
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Are you only able to have no more than 2 or 3 tag edits pending?

I have submitted a couple of edits to tags only to find there were some boiler-plate languages previously used which I then tried to incorporate in my previous edits as well as submit new ones in ...
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Should edits that make extensive edits to an answer be approved?

I recently approved an edit to an answer (as I write it awaits another reviewer). This edit added three sizable paragraphs to the answer. Indeed it had enough content to be a separate answer, in my ...
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Removal of phrase that gives tone to an answer

This edit (Revision 4, to be clear) removed the phrase " Welcome to the reality." from this answer. If I am not mistaken, I had previously rejected this or a very similar edit to that answer....
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Are indications of edits allowed in questions?

In this edit a user who is relatively new to this stack (although apparently not to SE as a whole) removed a part of an active question (the recent question about My Cousin Vinny) which indicates that ...
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Should the backstory have been edited out of this question about lease renewals

In Automatic Lease Renewal Laws in Washington State the OP asked if a particular law, to which a link was given, applied to a particular situation. It was clearly not a request for legal advice, ...
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Non-Vandalism, Full Rewrite of questions & Rollbacks

Today, several questions had rollbacks to versions that were 100% different to the question it was turned to by the OP. As reason "New questions should be asked as such. Total rewrites are not ...
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Is it ok to edit a question into something complete different?

Is it possible to edit a question that is not answered into a question that has a completely different meaning?
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When (if ever) should a person's identifying details be removed from a post by edits?

Motivating example: This suggested edit removes the name of a public figure (a mayor) accused of forging the signature of another councilmember on a bar receipt. It lists the mayor's full name (which ...
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Edit suggesting to remove meta-commentary was rejected

A good answer was posted, but it included a meta-commentary that is not necessary to be on a post (since Stack Exchange is supposed to be a repository of high-quality questions and answers). I ...
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Why was my edit on "can I sue an app" undone?

I edited this post, mostly to fix its grammar and spelling. Additionally, I edited the title. It was originally titled "can I sue an app", but since an app is a computer program, it seems very ...
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Edits to question required in order to include additional tags?

I saw a question that was missing obvious tags just now so I clicked on edit to include them - however it wouldn't let me save the update unless I changed 6 characters in the original question...I ...
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