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When is it appropriate to edit someone else's question? [duplicate]

In connection with this question which is now "on hold", there is the message "If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question or leave a comment." ...
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Loopholes that are forbidden by default

There are a number of standard loopholes which experienced question-setters seek to explicitly close. However, inexperienced question-setters may unintentionally leave them open, or respondents may ...
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Things to avoid when writing challenges

If there is something that you find annoying / counterproductive / unfair / detrimental / no longer funny in challenges (question posts), describe it in an answer here, and propose a recommended ...
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Suggested Edits: Reject Golfing?

Every now and then, I see an edit where somebody does some golfing (most recent). From what I can tell, our standard is to reject those edits as invalid and post a comment saying what was suggested, ...
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Welcome to Code Golf and Coding Challenges Stack Exchange!

What is this site? This is a place to host recreational coding challenges, such as code golf. We are unlike most sites in the Stack Exchange network. We are not a question-answer site, nor are we a ...
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Mass editing of syntax highlighting - good or bad?

I've noticed that this user is making a lot of edits lately, and all they do is add the <!--language: * --> syntax highlighting hint. Now, I'm not saying ...
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Code Golf Scoreboards

Throughout all of PPCG, we can find questions relating to the tag code-golf. Unfortunately, finding the lowest byte answer for questions can be difficult if not frustrating without an automatic system ...
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On editing somebody else's off-topic question to make it on-topic without the owner's word

Recently a user joined the site asking a question that was an equivalent of the routinely closed, "hey guys please solve my homework for me". Here's the specific question I'm talking about. An ...
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Answers still marked as "non-competing"

The community has decided that answers in newer languages can now compete in code-golf (they were previously required to be marked as non-competing). However, now and then I will still come across an ...
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How do we handle answers that have later become invalid due to external circumstances?

From time to time, answers can be posted to the site which, at the time are valid but later become invalid without any fault of the original answerer. For example, a number of answers to this ...
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How to Handle Mass Edit Events

This isn't to call anyone out or criticise the actions of anyone. This is to get a clear understanding of general guidelines of mass edits. Every now and again, links to online interpreters will ...
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