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Is it good practice to update screenshots of good old answers?

When commenting on this post I found another good post that partly answered the question. The related answer I found is - I believe - of good quality. However, it has an old screenshot that doesn't ...
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Do WPSE editing guidelines align with the rest of Stack Exchange?

Hey folks and thanks for allowing me to contribute occasionally to this community! I have noticed recently that WPSE seems much pickier on accepting "edit" suggestions than other SE ...
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error occurred submitting an edit

I keep getting this error whenever I tried to make an edit or post a question/answer: Yet, my edit goes through. I am not sure why this happens to me and what I can do to fix this. Any ...
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Should you approve edits of a low quality post?

Stumbling over this quite a few times, I see people editing very-low-quality questions (most of them OffTopic or DoThatForMe-Stuff with really bad spelling and grammar), to turn them into not-at-the-...
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Linking/Referring to Alternate Answers Within Answers

Often times I continue to conduct research on the subject of a question even after submitting an answer. I like to return to posts to add links to any useful resources that I have found with the ...
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Why there is no "minor edit" checkbox like on other wikis?

Most of the wikis I've used have "minor edit" checkbox which you can check when you're editing post. When you check it, the edited post doesn't come back on front page after this edit. Here we ...
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Badge 'Proofreader' is not awarded as stated in its description

The Proofreader badge's description reads Approved or rejected 100 suggested edits. Right now, 9 users meet that condition, however, only 7 users actually earned the badge (i.e., brasofilo and I ...
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When and how should I edit questions and answers?

From the first day on I can edit other peoples questions and answers. What is a good edit? Why and when should I do it?
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Should escaping backtick inside code be mentioned in the Markdown Help?

Can you do this This is some code, and `<- this is a backtick, plus another one -> ` <- here? This is not as straightforward as one would think. It's matter of wrapping the code inside ...
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No edit link on answer

I'd like to edit this answer to add Wordcamp Israel, but I don't see an "edit", only "link" and "flag". Why?
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What to do when edit is just formating code

I sometimes see a question that needs a little code formatting (maybe a line of code escaped the code formatting tab/apostrophe). But when I try to edit it, I get a message the the edition couldn't be ...
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Can someone suggest synonyms custom-meta-fields -> custom-field ?

I'm pretty sure both are the same, but my score is not enough to suggest the shorter one as a synonym to the longer one: And ...
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