Edit other people's proposals and example questions
What is edit proposals and example questions?
We believe in the power of community editing. That means once you've generated enough reputation, we trust you to edit anything in the system. Not just your posts -- anyone's posts!
When should I edit posts?
Any time you feel you can make the post better, and are inclined to do so. Editing is encouraged!
Some common reasons to edit are:
- to fix grammatical or spelling mistakes
- to clarify the meaning of a post without changing it
- add related resources or hyperlinks
Try to make the post substantively better when you edit, not just change a single character. Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged.
How do I edit posts?
Once you have this privilege, the
edit link will appear under each post.
What happens when I edit a post?
The post will be updated to show the latest editor, as well as the original author. All edits are saved and tracked in a revision history with attribution to each editor.
The revision history can be viewed by clicking the date and time next to the edited post:
edited 3 days ago
Alternatives to Editing
If you don't have enough reputation to edit, there are alternatives:
- If the post is in urgent need of editing, flag it for moderator attention.
- If the post has a minor mistake, leave a comment for the author explaining the issue.