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Donnée une réponse, dans quelle mesure les corrections par son auteur sur le fond sont-elles permises?

Cette question « meta » concerne seulement les corrections sur le fond et pas du tout sur la forme. La possibilité matérielle qu'a un auteur de corriger ses propres réponses n'implique apparemment pas ...
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Dit-on vraiment “générer le sens” ?

Le titre de plusieurs questions est "Comment X génère-t-il le sens de Y ?" A ma connaissance, "générer" est un anglicisme pour engendrer, et de toute façon "Comment X engendre-t-il le sens de Y" est ...
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Can I roll back this edit to my answer?

My answer here was edited twice to replace the word sandwiches with sandwichs. However, dictionaries say both spellings are acceptable. I asked the second person who edited my answer why it had been ...
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Fix typos in learner question / Corriger les fautes dans une question d'apprenant ?

While reading this question, I was quite tempted to edit the whole thing and fix all the typos, since some parts are even hard to understand due to these typos. However, since it specifically deals ...
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Comment réintituler sans inclure la réponse ?

Le cas surgit¹ avec cette question : « Son imbécile de mari » : comment s'appelle cette tournure de phrase ?. Le titre est très générique, il me semble indispensable de le ...
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Est-il pertinent/souhaitable de reformuler le titre d'une question ?

J'évoque notamment le cas de questions dont la formulation initiale se révèle maladroite après quelques réponses, et qu'une révision permettrait de corriger. Le cas concret qui a suscité ma question ...
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Including copyrighted images

In my answer to the question Comment traduire « To be on fire » ?, I noticed Gilles added an image reference to the cartoon Asterix. Which is totally appropriate, and as a matter of fact I wanted to ...
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Why are there so many trivial edits?

I'm not a regular user, but I have a curious glance at the front page now and then, and I tend to see a lot of questions bumped to the top by trivial edits - for example, adding a space before a ...
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Pouvons-nous être prévenus quand un de nos messages est édité ? Could we be alerted when our posts are edited?

I am somewhat of a perfectionist, and I sometimes go over my old posts to see if they have been edited (and try and learn from that). It would be much easier if it were possible to be alerted (via ...
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Should the “at least 6 characters” edit rule be relaxed?

I am glad that many non-natives post try their best to write their questions in French, and I am sure that many natives like me are very willing to correct them, and help them improve. PROBLEM: After ...
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How are edits and flags handled during private beta? [closed]

To the StackExchange team, or to people who've been there, done that, and know how it works: During the private beta, how are suggested edits peer-reviewed, and who handles flags?
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Policy on correcting people's French

What do we do if (say) a non-native user tries to ask a question in French, and there are glaring errors, or just grating ones in their question? Encourage them to ask in English instead? Or spend ...