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Suggested Edits: Reject Golfing?

I have noticed the same thing. Personally I disagree with code edits, but I would like to know what others think.. Personal anecdote Recently I have received many useful suggestions in comments, ...
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When it is and is not acceptable to edit someone else's post

It is not ok to edit to golf an answer if you are going to golf someone else's answer (this doesn't happen much, it is usual to see people leave a TIO link with the golfed version or a hint on what ...
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When it is and is not acceptable to edit someone else's post

It is OK to rectify a question's tags. i.e. add relevant tags and remove irrelevant tags.
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Suggested Edits: Reject Golfing?

Users should not edit code by other users. Even if an edit seems correct, it might not work with the original computer. Golfers like to make nonportable assumptions which are not true with every ...
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When it is and is not acceptable to edit someone else's post

It is ok to edit to fix code formatting If you are fixing formatting issues, for example multi-line code that isn't properly formatted: s = "hello world..?" ...
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How do I suggest a 1-character edit?

I thought I might as well turn my comment into an answer: If you really can't find enough to improve to add more than the two bytes for the space and the version number, just leave a comment. The ...
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When it is and is not acceptable to edit someone else's post

It is NOT ok to remove rules from a challenge, even if they are listed as things to avoid when writing challenges
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When it is and is not acceptable to edit someone else's post

It is ok to edit to fix typos If you are fixing minor typos or any other minor, self-contained, English-related issue that you won't change the meaning of the OP's sentences. Consider pinging the OP ...
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Edits of default scoring units in answers

Please do not make this type of edit. Firstly, this is a matter of personal opinion. You shouldn't be editing posts for style. There is no benefit that can come from changing "color" to "colour;" ...
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Avoid useless edit about byte count

What can I do to avoid these kind of edits, apart from posting my complaint here? Put them in the right order to begin with. ;) I'm kidding, of course - you're free to put them in any order you like....
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Adding a link to Try It Online to existing answers

Technically speaking, you can, as one of the official reasons to edit an answer is to ▶ add related resources or links That being said, here at Code Golf Stack Exchange, we're quite conservative ...
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When it is and is not acceptable to edit someone else's post

It is not OK to edit someone's post if they disagree with the edit. This is a network-wide rule. If a post-owner disagrees with your edit, and the edit is important, get a moderator involved.
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Remove noncompeting status from all submissions

Please Don't Correct me if I'm wrong, but how often do really old posts show up on the front page? Unless you keep editing them, not very often. So, now that the new decree has been set in place, let'...
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Header formatting edit

It's fine But only if you don't bump many challenges. Note challenges rather than answers, feel free to bulk update all the answers to a challenge as that effectively only bumps one challenge once. It'...
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When it is and is not acceptable to edit someone else's post

It's not OK to add an explanation of the code That should be left to the author. Explaining the code is a sensitive area. You can't be sure that your comments exactly reflect the author's intent. ...
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Updating answers a lot

There's nothing wrong with editing your answer a bunch of times. I've done that before, and other high rep users have done that before. If anything, I think these answers are more impressive, since ...
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When it is and is not acceptable to edit someone else's post

It's OK to revert edits made in violation of the rules described here. Fairly obvious, but needs stating.
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Should I repost a revised version of a really old, closed challenge?

I think this can go either way, and it depends mainly on the original question. If it was so flawed that there isn't an easy way to edit it into shape, then I don't see a problem with reposting. If ...
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When it is and is not acceptable to edit someone else's post

It is OK to remove "non-competing" from answers in languages that post-date the challenge See https://codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com/a/14989
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New users golfing code

Yes, I think that would be a good idea. New users cannot comment on submissions and editing may seem like the obvious solution so a clear statement advising otherwise seems appropriate. If edits aren'...
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When it is and is not acceptable to edit someone else's post

It is OK to incorporate rules or clarifications to a challenge posted by the author in comments into the question body.
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When it is and is not acceptable to edit someone else's post

It is OK to correct the header of an answer Examples: Correcting the score of an answer to match the challenge's scoring rules Adding header markup to an answer whose header lacks it Adding a ...
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Edit a rollback's edit reason?

Only moderators can edit revision history comments, including the comment for a rollback. If you'd like to rollback with a custom comment, go into the revision history of the post and use the edit ...
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