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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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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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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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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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Suggestion/Edit for answers if user "Last seen more than X years ago"

You should post your new answer and link to the original. It perfectly fine, even when the OP is active, to post your golf as a separate answer. You don't need any further reason to do so. A full ...
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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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When it is and is not acceptable to edit someone else's post

It's not okay 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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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 OK to revert edits made in violation of the rules described here. Fairly obvious, but needs stating.
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How to Handle Mass Edit Events

Mass Edits should almost always be spread out over time First of all, I'll cover solo mass edits - i.e., those done by a single user. Community organised mass edits fall under different guidelines. ...
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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 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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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's OK to edit a post when the post author explicity allowed this type of edit For example: A KOTH challenge can state bot authors may edit the leader-board themselves when adding or modifying bots ...
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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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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 edit someone's cops state to Cracked In case the author is away
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I'm in the process of replacing all anonymous imgur images with stack.imgur images, and I need your help

This sounds like a great idea! Per the guidelines on mass edits, I would ask that people limit themselves to between 5 and 10 edits at a time, depending on how busy ...
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