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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 friendly and collegial and many longer-time as well as new-ish users will edit other people's posts. 95% or maybe more of the time it's welcomed, and when it ...


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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 post and deleted. That edit or update timeline is really only useful for folks reading and answering as a question is updated, which should be a small ...


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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 appear in their best form as if they had always been that best form. Doing otherwise is detrimental to the experience for future users. Questions and answers are ...


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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 leave the placeholder "enter image description here"): [![SpaceX second stage after all Orbcomm-2 satellites deployed][2]][2] It looks exactly the same like the ...


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Feel free to use this answer as a sandbox, I've set it to CW, so anyone can edit it.


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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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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 you will see your own drafts as you return to that same page where it was saved. It will do that from then on automatically. I'm not sure exactly what triggers ...


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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 l at the end of the image name for a 640 pixels in width large image, add m for a 320 pixels wide medium image, t for a 160 pixels wide tiny image, or s for a small 90x90 ...


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Revision 5 of that answer is what I came up with as a solution. Comments?


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There are times when the 'Edit' callout is useful. Despite Stackexchange not being a forum, on occasion an answer generates a lot of comments1. Then the writer of the answer improves his answer. In this case, it's no more than polite to indicate where the changes are to the people who left comments. I don't want to reread 10 paragraphs to find one changed ...


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