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Any policy on good edits with bad comments?

I just reviewed an edit where the actual edit was good, but the comment that came with the edit was borderline offensive. Photo of the edit with its comment below. What I did was accept the edit and ...
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Mod edit that invalidated my answer (which sat there for hours to be judged) without adding any disclaimer

I'm really confused regarding this post I answered yesterday: Is it safe to wash meat packaging before throwing it away? The question was previously worded as Disposing of meat packaging, and its ...
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Posts being edited that do not substantially improve and necro a post?

I have noticed lately that there have been a number of old, low vote number (<1) posts re-appearing at the top of the forum. This is also happening to some recent highly voted posts. It would seem ...
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Should we accept edits that correct factually wrong answers?

We recently had a question that appeared on HNQ and got an answer that was factually wrong but got 10+ upvotes. I downvoted and commented to explain that it was wrong; several other people downvoted. ...
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Are minor edits accepted here if I have full edit privileges?

Several posts on meta say that edits should be substantive improvements addressing multiple issues in the post. This makes sense especially if this post is old and will be bumped although there is no ...
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Can we automatically annotate all tempuratures with there conversion in brackets [duplicate]

In common use today, we have two different temperature measurements. Degrees Celsius, and Fahrenheit. In cooking books is usual to have all temperatures specified like: "180C (356F)" or "365F (180C)",...
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Changing Edit Summary of Edited Question

When reverting others edits to my question "What are the signs of a watermelon past its best?", I was unable to change just the Edit Summary when I wanted to expand that summary subsequently. Steps ...
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What should I do if I decide my upvoted answer is wrong?

I've answered a couple of questions about smoking recently. In one of the other answers, there's a pretty compelling argument against my answer. I haven't changed my mind just yet, but I definitely ...
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Do we approve anonymous edits which have quality problems but could add value?

An anonymous user proposed an edit to an answer. I doubt the information in the edit, but I can't say for sure that it is wrong. It states that 1) the relaxing agent in pizza yeast is called "L-...
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What kind of edits are accepted here?

Out of five edit suggestions, only one was approved. That is 20%, a very low percentage. Since I am not a cooking expert, but I like editing English, I thought that's an useful way to get points. ...
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Why do moderators edit questions that are already good?

Original question: I have noticed that some moderators like editing questions that are already good; sometimes there is no change at all, but still the question is marked as edited. Why does white ...
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Can we improve this menu planning question?

The question, Forties dinner buffet, has a close vote and a flag. I have to agree that as written, it's not a good fit for Seasoned Advice (or any Q&A site). However, I think we benefit from the ...
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Why retag so many questions, and who decides these tags?

In specific reference to a retag of this question, tags were added for [fruit] and [bananas]. My concern is chiefly: the [bananas] tag didn't exist before, so why create a tag for this question? The [...
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I made a mistake in my answer, was corrected in the comments, should I edit it?

The question is what-is-substitute-for-rum-in-baking and I made a mistake while answering it, but I was corrected with a comment. I feel I should edit my answer to fix this, but then the comments ...
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What is appropriate edit etiquette?

What are the cases when it is considered appropriate to edit someone else's question or answer? Specifically, I think there's a significant safety risk in the question about scallop preparation. I ...
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How do you see what has been edited on an anwser or question?

Is there anyway to to see what has been changed in an edit? I know that you can revert the edits if you own the question but it seems as thought there should be a way to see how the anwsers and ...
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What amount of editing of an OP's question is acceptable?

The reason behind this meta question stems from this question. The question as asked by the OP was rather poor by my standards. It was localized and subjective. I voted to close, downvoted, and left ...
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