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Disallow edits to answers that only golf code further [duplicate]

This answer had 2 suggested edits that only golf the code further, and the edits were both approved. I personally disagree with edits that only golf the code further. Here's why: It shouldn't be up ...
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Is there a guideline telling users not to golf someone else's post in an edit? [duplicate]

I really hate it when a user thinks it's okay to edit someone else's post to golf it. Is this included in the guidelines for suggesting edits at all? The post in question: https://codegolf....
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Should you edit other people's answer with lower byte counts? [duplicate]

I've often come across answers like this: Python3, 40 bytes i=0 while i>10: i+=1 print(str(i)) When you could golf it down to Python3, 33 bytes ...
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How do we handle edits that change the code in an answer? [duplicate]

Sorry if this is a duplicate, I haven't seen a post that covers this topic before. I have seen many edits recently that edit the original answers code in an attempt to help golf it. I saw somewhere (...
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We're not a Q&A site. But what should be done about it?

It has come up several times recently (more than usual) that PPCG differs from most of the other Stack Exchange sites in that it's not a Q&A site. People don't come here to ask a question because ...
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When it is and is not acceptable to edit someone else's post

TL;DR: In what circumstances is it ok (by CGCC and politeness standards) to edit directly a post (be it challenge, answer, sandbox question, etc), assuming the edit is done in good faith? I know ...
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What should the policy on improving or incorporating other people's solutions be?

Sometimes, when looking at other people's golfing attempts, you see a trick that will improve your own one, or you might see a glaring improvement that is not entirely obvious to OP. For instance, in ...
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Approval of trivial / incorrect edits

This question The Euclidean Algorithm (for finding the greatest common divisor) originally had the title "A Euclidean Algorithm." A user (who happens to be German according to his profile) ...
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What's the point of rejecting edits to "Showcase your language" entries?

I get it, edits that guess the intent of the poster should be rejected as they may deviate from the original intent of the post. But what's the point of rejecting an edit like this, claiming that it ...
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Pointing out bugs without comment privilege

I found a bug in a code golf submission but do not yet have commenting privilege. Is there a polite way for me to let the user know about this bug? The site offers me to "suggest an edit" but I'm not ...
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