Questions tagged [editing]

The process involved in making corrections to any submitted questions, answers, suggestions, etc to the site.

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Is there a way for non-moderators to list pending edits?

With Parenting.SE still in its infancy, we have only one user able to approve tag wiki edits, and only two able to approve question/answer edits. Because neither of us has the 2,000 rep needed to use ...
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Why are the site moderators editing all the questions?

Some users might notice that nearly all questions have been edited to some extent recently. This meta question exists to explain what is going on. Stack Exchange (the company who is hosting our site)...
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How do I edit my own comment?

Child's sleep schedule vs Parents' I often use voice activation for typing due to arthritis. The post says 'think' instead of 'thing'. I could delete and re-post, but is seems dishonest or ...
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Suggested edit did not show in review queue

Today I checked the review page and noticed there are no items. Cool. Then I browsed a question, just to see this: Puzzled, I checked the review again, went to https://parenting.stackexchange....
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2 things about a recent edit made to an old post

Yesterday's edit on this post. When the post was made, the mods at the time felt it was ok... 6 years ago. Meantime, there are questions with 10x the views where my post has endured for 8 years with ...
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Should the title of a merged question indicate that it was merged?

Both questions have been merged into another one: How do you get a toddler to brush her teeth? At what age get a child to stop using pullups at night? [merged] Actually, the 2nd question is the only ...
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Criticizing alone vs. making simple edit to improve answer?

This question is about 14 month old baby no longer eating or drinking after MMR vaccine To understand my question here on Meta, I suggest reading my answer to the OP, and the ensuing comments below ...
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I have been asked to provide additional references for my answer but what and where and by whom?

I got the following message on my answer to this question Can it be unhealthy to deprive a child of sugar? Some of the information contained in this post requires additional references. Please edit ...
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Answer too valuable/rare to delete so I edited it, but OP changed it all back

I made an edit on this answer summarizing a large amount of "stuff" that was extra, unnecessary, hardly readable, and sometimes inappropriate. I left the answer with the very same important meaning, ...
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Delay for deleting answers after being advised of need for improvement (re: "...my approach to school")?

I recently posted an answer to this question, then when I received advice in a comment that my answer really didn't answer the question, I reread the question and then attempted to post a comment that ...
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Improving most googled questions and their answers?

I encountered this question What experts do we want to attract, and how? while browsing the meta. And though I don't know how to attract experts, I have an idea how to attract people asking questions -...
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What to do about minor edits to questions that were put on hold?

It happens that a user asks a question that is not a good fit for Parenting.SE. Reasons can be that it contains multiple distinct questions or none at all, for example. I will only concentrate on ...
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Shall we try to improve misleading titles of old questions?

As a repository of questions and answers that are useful for a wide variety of people, not just the OPs, meaningful and precise titles are important. If you are looking for advise, you may else miss ...
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Should we have standards/guidelines for the language used around adoption?

I am an adoptive parent, and when I went through the required education seminars prior to adopting, it was stressed that our choice of language can have a big effect on the perception of our children ...
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Reviewing mini-edits?

I am quite new to the whole reviewing edits thing on SE sites and I have mixed feelings with a specific type of edit: The post in questions is perfectly fine, but of course, there could be some wrong ...
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A discussion re editing, please

I rejected an edit because though I agreed that the question or title could be more clear, and might even work better in a search engine if it were improved, the editor was trying to change British/...
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Is this on topic and does this behaviour violate our "be nice" policy?

A while back, I asked this question about whether I should allow my child to participate in dangerous sports and when they may be able to assess risk. Originally, this answer contained a description ...
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Over-editing of post

I feel over-edited in this thread: How best to take advantage of a child's extended vacation I don't feel comfortable writing instructions to this OP in the style, Do this, do that. It is more ...
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Was this edit handled appropriately?

Should I tell my 10-year old son, how screwed-up Cinderella is? Issue #1: A chunk of the answer was edited out. Problem: That edit shouldn't have been made. The editor put in a very nice comment ...
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Is "organic" important to this question?

Is organic whole cow's milk better than "toddler milk" powder for a 1 year old? has been involved in an edit war over the OP's original inclusion of the word "organic." Is that a ...
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Post editing for reasons other than clarity

The policy of "minor fixing" of posts is nebulous at best. It is on most SE sites. I'm fine with that. It's generally taken as "live and let live" by most users. What I do have a problem with is when ...
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Why can't I edit this question?

I was doing a little site perusal and wanted to make a few edits to this question but the edit link is disabled. It seems to be only for this one question; I submitted edits for a different question ...
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Terminology and editing etiquette

I'm new to parenting.stackexchange. Yesterday while browsing the site for the first time, I came across a question that includes a word I feel is offensive or at least inappropriate (for the record, ...
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Why can't I fix a spelling mistake that just adds two characters?

I tried to make this answer better by fixing the typo of "altertive" to "alternative", and was told that edits have to be a minimum of 6 characters. Is this something that goes away if I had edit ...