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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 ...
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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 ...