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What's the site policy on removing text such as “Thankyou”, or “This question is too easy”

I can see in this answer that questions shouldn't be asked with "thankyou"s, "cheers", etc. But should we remove these during editing? I'm asking because the policy on the Mathematics site is to leave ...
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single-character edits in formulas

I have just came across the ingeniously enforced "small, single-character edits should be avoided" policy. I was trying to change a "$-$" in a formula into a "$+$". I succeeded after a prolonged fight ...
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Are quotes from Wikipedia adequate for tag wikis & excerpts?

I review a lot of suggested edits, some of which are attempts to provide wikis and wiki excerpts for tags that don't have them. I tend to think it is very important to have at least a wiki excerpt ...
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Spelling Edits: Do 'em or not?

I notice that the Edit header says that small, single-character edits should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. Does this mean that spelling should be left incorrect? I don't have much impulse ...
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Are commenters notified when the original post is edited?

I wanted to know if commenters receive notifications when the original post they commented on, has been edited. I've received some editing suggestions through comments for one of my previously asked ...
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Seeking advice on how to improve a specific question, it seems simple but has not gotten a response (after 2 days)?

I would appreciate feedback on how to improve a recently asked question, Without multi-level modeling, how to handle within-study replication in a meta-analysis, where the study is the unit of ...
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Bug: Character-limit calculation when editing.

I do not have enough reputation to make my own edits. When I try to make an edit, e.g., to a title to clarify it, I get an error that I haven't made a change of at least six characters. It seems that ...
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As I research a question that I asked, is it appropriate to answer my own question multiple times?

Here is a question where I had posted separate answers to my own question: http://stats.stackexchange.com/q/4258/1381 But then was requested to combine them. Which is this the preferred approach?
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What should the guide be for editing questions, answers, and responses?

I originally posted these as answers to the recent question on style guides for questions but realized it was addressing a separate issue. So what rules should we follow for editing other individuals ...