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Correcting English?

The general consensus at SE is that this is okay, and even encouraged (see, e.g. Meta.SE: Is it acceptable to edit broken English?). We want the information here to be useful to as many people as ...
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Is expanding on a given answer, a proper thing to do?

I spent some time on the Meta FAQ page FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to see if they had anything about an original author explaining changes to their own posts and I didn't see anything specifically ...
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Should we edit answers to make it clear which Buddhist school/perspective the answer comes from?

I'm very much in favor of including the particular viewpoint (school/tradition) from which an answer is given as much as possible and where relevant. IMHO any good answer should include this ...
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Is expanding on a given answer, a proper thing to do?

Expanding on an earlier given answer is fine and IMHO should be encouraged. People can always look at the edit history so they can see what has changed. Also when you edit an answer, any upvotes on it ...
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Someone is Editing my Answers by Randomly scratching out words and Another User is just Approving it?

Are you talking about this review? If so, the editor wasn't scratching out the words - just adding spaces between sentences. The review does make it look like words were getting scratched out, but I ...
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What is the meaning of *modern World*?

I created the modern-world tag in the early days of the site. I intended it to be used to tag any questions that have something to do with the modern world as we live it now and how practice and the ...
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Should we edit answers to make it clear which Buddhist school/perspective the answer comes from?

Yes. If we imagine the alternative, then answerers will have to post a survey of a dozen of traditions on each topic. On the otherhand, people will have to realize that if one person asks-- What ...
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Correcting English?

From the perspective of someone who's post has been corrected with regard to spelling and grammar, I didn't mind. It feels a little bit like a reprimand, but a fair and necessary one. I'm not a native ...
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Correcting English?

I think it is a good idea to edit for spelling and grammar. Native English speakers make mistakes as well. But I do think it is important to account for the writer's style and cadence. I recently had ...
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Edit existing answer, or offer alternative?

No, I think we're trying for multiple competing answers... Area51 says: 2.5 answers per question is good, only 1 answer per question needs some work. On a healthy site, questions receive multiple ...
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Correcting English?

Sometimes it is difficult for me to proof read my posts, so I appreciate feedback on such things as well.
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What is our question editing policy?

I read through the S.E. etiquete link and for sure we shouldn't be trying to change the meanings of any questions. I've revised the New User Welcome. Does it sound clearer now? (If someone felt ...
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Someone is Editing my Answers by Randomly scratching out words and Another User is just Approving it?

When you look at https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/2375 there are two buttons (near the top left), which are named "rendered output" and "markdown". To better see what was ...
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Should we edit answers to make it clear which Buddhist school/perspective the answer comes from?

Even within a particular tradition there are variations of interpretations among teachers and lineages. So if this is important as answer is from a particular viewpoint then it should be mentioned at ...
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Does editing questions affect their position in the feed?

Does editing questions affect their position in the feed? Am I to understand that every time I'd edit a question, it would resurface in the question feed? Yes, it does. It will bring it to the top of ...
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Should incorrect information be edited?

Generally you can edit anything to make it clearer. See also these Help topics ... Why can people edit my posts? How does editing work? Edit Questions And Answers ... perhaps especially, What is ...
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What is our question editing policy?

Editing someone else's question is feasible but difficult. For example, someone commented, What I've seen on this Q&A forum is "Soviet Union" system with a lot of bossy people there! You write ...
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Edit existing answer, or offer alternative?

Personally, other then minor edits such as spelling or fixing links, if I come across an answer the I can significantly improve on I edit it. I only add a new answer if there is some new or different ...
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