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Non-Vandalism, Full Rewrite of questions & Rollbacks

As a matter of policy we have the following reasons for rejecting edits to a post – from the Suggested Edits review process: Policy Questions should not be edited in a way that significantly alters ...
feetwet's user avatar
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When (if ever) should a person's identifying details be removed from a post by edits?

Yes, such edits have historically been approved, and I would further encourage posts that include gratuitous specific details unnecessary to the legal question be flagged for moderator attention so ...
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When (if ever) should a person's identifying details be removed from a post by edits?

Since the names are not relevant to understanding the situation, the personalised information should be left out. When in doubt the rights of others should be respected. Since there is no way to ...
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Should the backstory have been edited out of this question about lease renewals

Obviously it is my view that the edit should not have been made, or I would not have rolled it back. I think that the description of the detailed situation significantly enhanced understanding of, and ...
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Are indications of edits allowed in questions?

Note, yes relatively low rep at this stack. But I'm not new to the SE network... not by a long shot. Indeed. I specifically included notes on edits due comments on the question. Once edited, comments ...
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Is it ok to edit a question into something complete different?

It is possible, however edits that materially change the meaning are better suited to new questions entirely. Here are some community resources: The editing privilege How editing works
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What to do about AI edits that are helpful?

Any improvement is welcome! Note that the current policy on GPT prohibits using it to generate answers.
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Is there a policy on editing questions to clarify them after answers have already there been posted?

Change to question invalidates my answer, what to do? In general, that's not allowed - the OP of the question should not change his/her question in a way that invalidates existing answers See also: ...
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Is there a policy on editing questions to clarify them after answers have already there been posted?

Yes, there is a policy It is a general Stack Exchange policy, not specific to law. Editing questions to clarify or illustrate the problem are fine, but not if they invalidate already existing answers. ...
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Edit suggesting to remove meta-commentary was rejected

We have a Code of Conduct. We have moderators and staff to deal with breaches of the code. It doesn't require us to post good or targeted or relevant questions or answers. We have commenting, editing,...
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Edit suggesting to remove meta-commentary was rejected

There is no prohibition against making irrelevant statements on Law SE. You are correct that such statements detract from the value of an answer, so you can certain suggest an improvement to a post. ...
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Are you only able to have no more than 2 or 3 tag edits pending?

This isn't really an answer to the Q or a complaint, but I too was wondering about reasons for delays with my edit suggestions as I would like to improve more of the site's post, so to add to ...
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Should edits that make extensive edits to an answer be approved?

No The only person that should do sizeable additions to an answer is the writer. Something that adds three paragraphs most certainly is bound to change the meaning at least a tiny bit and thus is not ...
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Removal of phrase that gives tone to an answer

For mine, leave it alone That sentence doesn’t add much either way to the main thrust of the answer. In addition, I t could, in an uncharitable light, be considered a dig at the question. If the OP ...
Dale M's user avatar
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Is it ok to edit a question into something complete different?

The other answer addresses the question text, "Is it possible...." As to the title question, "Is it ok..." the answer is absolutely not!
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I would like to edit my answer to replace the example, in order respond to a critique in the comments

Don’t rewrite history The judicial example includes a mathematical error - that’s interesting, people have commented on it. It is not obviously distractive, indeed it is in itself illustrative of the ...
Dale M's user avatar
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Can my tag-edit privilege be unblocked or a reason given for why it is suspended?

Apparently we had not enough people checking the edit queue in the last week According to your log you made 12 Edits on Sept. 16th, some of which I had seen in the approval queue today. At the time of ...
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Why was my edit on "can I sue an app" undone?

I think that it was reverted because by editing the question, you were answering it, at least partially; it might be a misconception to people that you can sue an app, and so that's worth putting in ...
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