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Recurrent Question Type (RQT): “Is X ethical?”

Compile all known examples of such questions as links in a community wiki answer to this post. Offer an analysis in paragraph or bullet form about what you think the questions have in common. Suggest ...
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Discussion on the appropriateness of edits

Recently, there have been a number of disputes about the appropriate extent of editing a post and which sources to add, if any. I would like to use this thread to enable people to add their views in ...
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How has this question been edited?

Can an infinite process be discontinuous? I'm not complaining, even if it hasn't, but it says on the front page that Haxor modified it and I cannot see how. Cheers.
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If I would like to massively rewrite a question, should I just open a new one instead?

I have a question that I later discovered was too much general and should've been much more accurate, but a rewrite of it would mean practically to change the question (although it would be on exactly ...
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Do edits really need to bump a post in the "active tab"?

A few minutes ago I changed one word in an answer from years ago and I noticed the post (which was closed, in fact) was bumped to the top of the active tab. Is that something that's really desirable ...
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What can be done to help users improve their questions?

I had a look at the question closure statistics (link for 2k+ users) and the following strikes me as potentially bad: We close about 1/4th of our questions. Of those, for roughly 40% it should be ...
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Why is no-one approving my edit. which was requested?

Why is no-one approving my edit. which was requested? It takes a few people, I guess, but I imagine it can be done in about 12 concerted clicks, which alone anyway I can do in a few seconds. It's ...
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Are too many questions being closed because of how they are phrased?

Are too many questions being closed because of how they are phrased? I don't mean questions that are un-understandable, what are they even asking, but one's which people think are a bad fit for the ...
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Link to a question directly targeting one of the answers

How is it feasible to make a link that targets directly a specific answer of a stack exchange question?
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How far can we go with editing a (closed) post?

I'm thinking of this example in particular, but have seen it happening before: How to improve critical thinking? First version by the OP: What are the proven methods that boost critical thinking in a ...
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What is my recourse to edits that change the sense of my contribution?

One of my answers was edited today in a way that greatly altered the tone of my words. I take my words seriously and if I'd wanted to write something else I would have. If I wanted my words to leave a ...
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Can't suggest edits on Meta

I can suggest edits on main but not on meta. "edit" is grayed out and not available. Is there a restriction due to low reputation?
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The Koan: What should have been asked?

This is the question I want you to be thinking about, when examining and reviewing questions on your deep-dives through the database. If a question is problematic, figure out what's conditioning the ...
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How to proceed with splitting question?

Oh my, I hope I'm not wasting anybody's time here. I posted this question quite some time ago, it didn't get any answers and by now I am ready to answer them myself (which I would gladly do). By now ...
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Concerning *the revert* of the question "Is it possible to scientifically determine good and evil?" [closed]

This is my second question about the post "Is it possible to scientifically determine good and evil?" within 24 hours, but I feel that it addresses an independent concern. I recently revised the ...
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Editing a question and then voting to close

The following two questions of me: Were there any pre-enlightenment philosophical considerations of the naturalistic fallacy or related concepts? What are the main points of criticism of the ancient ...
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I have editor privileges now! Should I use them?

In StackOverflow, editing a question or answer seemed a useful ability as a broken answer could sometimes become a great one with a little tweak or two. As a public service, editing seems a positive ...
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