Questions tagged [editing]

For discussions/ support about editing questions and answers. Common guidelines, best practices, and frequent mistakes may be discussed with this tag. Disagreements between editors are also within the scope.

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Is HTML banished?

Sorry if the question was already discussed, but it’s IMHO unlikely, given (mhchem) tag without a wiki. I’m new here, as a post writer. Today I saw my post edited by a high-rep user. The main intent ...
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Why is adding alternative text for images discouraged?

I suggested an edit which added alt text for the image of that question. It was rejected by 2 users giving the following as the reason: This edit does not make the post even a little bit ...
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Editing - What about misspellings?

Everyone's typing posts in here, or touching the screen of some techy-touchy device. (Exceptions not included; the point is, no one's writing) So, we can get typos. Imagine a situation where a good ...
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Revise and improve, or add my own answer?

What is the accepted practice. Should I revise and update someone's answer to add more information, or add your own answer into the mix? For example, this question I just answered.
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Should we standardize capitalization of elements and compounds?

For example, should we make sure all instances of "sulphur hexafluoride" are all lowercase, all first case ("Sulphur Hexafluoride"), or just leave it however the author wrote it?

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