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Display tag excerpt on hover when editing questions?

While editing question, sometimes one needs to check that the correct tags are present. Sometimes one needs to check the tag information in order to say it is relevant or not. So, for checking ...
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What is the proper balance between question & title specificity?

Glen_b and I have been debating how to edit this particular question. My view is that a title specific to the contents of the question is necessary as a summary of the question contents. The title, as ...
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The editing of “thanks very much” at end of posts [duplicate]

Whenever I make a post on a stack exchange account, over any of my accounts, I will almost always write "thanks very much for any help" at the end. This frequently gets edited out, I was wondering ...
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Editing abbreviation in the title

Recently I wanted to mark a duplicate of a question about defining maximum likelihood, but was unable to find the "main" question since it used "MLE" in title rather then "maximum likelihood" (Maximum ...
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Am I abusing edit history by using it to hide code for a plot?

Sometimes code is an important part of an answer. Other times, code is interesting and potentially useful to others, e.g. how to construct a plot, but doesn't help the OP in answering their question. ...
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Is it okay to edit the title of a question to make it broad enough to fully encompass an existing/accepted answer?

I know that people here are very squeamish and punctilious about editing questions of others, and rightly so (see editing is not rewriting). But here is one particular situation that I would like to ...
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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 ...