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Was reverting this edit correct?

IMHO you did the right thing. I was surprised at some of the very questionable edits that got approved recently. Actually, I'd like to thank you for taking this action to improve the quality of the ...
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Please do not use code blocks formatting for text that is not code

This is one of the things we should heighten awareness of - I guess most of our reviewers are not visually impaired so in the review queue, this does look like a very minor edit. However, as you point ...
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Can I have opinions on the addition of an animated gif to "Why no recent information about or photos of Ultima Thule?"

Why do people edit other people's posts here? Ever SE site is different, has different norms and behaviors that deviate somewhat from the global average of all nearly 200 SE sites. This one is quite ...
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Is there a way to give someone the edit privilege before they reach 1000 rep?

No. But approved edits give 2 points per edit, so approving their edits will work. There is an exception, to have them elected as moderator, but...
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Who is approving these edits?

FYI, if you see a lot of these we can review and suspend a user from approving edits. It's a real pain to do, and it discourages involvement, but with a big enough list of badly approved edits we can ...
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Future editor comments, a terrible idea?

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Is there a way to unapproved edits?

You can always revert the edit, but I don't think you can cancel the approval in the first place... Reverts can happen by clicking on the time of the post and looking at the message history, then ...
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Why are "edit callouts" being removed from other people's posts?

The reason (as discussed in both those posts Andrew linked to) is that having EDIT: makes it harder for future readers. Any question should be able to stand alone, with any comments wrapped in to the ...
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Edit to an answer, adding more relevant information, rejected by author because it's "not their intent"

I don't understand how a factual answer can have intent... Go to meta FAQ and find What are the review queues, and how do they work? and see that one of the reasons that Stack Exchange provides for ...
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Does a sandbox page exist?

Any new contribution that you start writing as a registered member can be considered a sandbox. As your edit it and it reaches a minimum required length, the system will auto-save it as a draft. Only ...
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Rescaling a picture when editing a post

Yes. If you upload the image using the image dialog so it's hosted by imgur, you can change the name of the image to display resized ones that are automatically generated on upload: Add ...
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Does a sandbox page exist?

Feel free to use this answer as a sandbox, I've set it to CW, so anyone can edit it.
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Are third party robots editing my posts and removing my sentences?

The reason my bot edited that post is that the previous revision of that post clearly indicates you've uploaded an image with a descriptive alt text (which is good; most people, including me, just ...
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Is there a way to give someone the edit privilege before they reach 1000 rep?

It is really heartwarming to wake up and find such an appreciative post about oneself. Thank you. I would also like to use this "official" occasion to offer my apologies to you. In my first ...
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What is the utility of moving the hyperlink for a bit of information as far from the information as conceivably possible?

Revision 5 of that answer is what I came up with as a solution. Comments?
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Why are "edit callouts" being removed from other people's posts?

Stack Exchange is not for stream of consciousness information dumps or back-and-forth conversation; forums are more appropriate for that. Stack Exchange is for questions and answers, and both should ...
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Does a sandbox page exist?

There's a formatting sandbox on the mother meta, and one for MathJax specifically on Math. (There are a few other sandboxes, no doubt, but not of any particular relevance.)
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