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Bulk editing: can it be done without clogging the Top Questions page?

It's become something of my hobby/quest to explore old MP&T posts. To seek out sets of related questions. To boldly go To find ways to improve the connections between them for future searchers. ...
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Where are we on spelling edits?

I’m not as active as I once was. But I visit once a day. To prevent the “broken windows effect” I sometimes clear up obvious spelling mistakes. And for clarity. I don’t pick up on grammar, capitals ...
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Is it important for previous answers and comments to still make sense after an OP edits a question

Wondering about the necessity of editing this specific question: What technique is Eddie Van Der Meer using? ...the OP originally asks about a specific technique starting at 0:21 of the video he ...
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Do we have a policy on offensive language? [duplicate]

I see someone's on an edit spree to remove expressions like "play your ass off" and "the damn trem arm" and " a piece of shit cello". Are these edits considered useful? Do we have a policy on what is ...
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This has to be too trivial to be approved, right?

Come on. You cannot possibly convince me that that edit was substantial enough. It was one character! Is there some glaring reason to approve this that I've missed? I mean, no offense to the person ...
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Should mistakes in questions be fixed if answers address the question as it stands?

Why do we have same chord but different name? I recently saw this post and its revision history. It got me thinking: this post has what is likely a mistake in it, but all the answers (which are all ...
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Do we accept edits that simply update the characters used for accidentals?

I recently rejected some edits to previous posts of mine that used Gb, F# notation where the edit was just replacing these notations with G♭ and F♯, using Unicode code points U+266D–U+266F. ...
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Suggested Edit status is showing rejected but it shows pending review in the review section

I suggested an edit on this post. This post was vandalized by the original poster and picked by SmokeDetector in Charcoal HQ. I used the source of previous version to restore it with a minor spelling ...
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Resolving an “edit war”?

I have a long-lived Community Wiki answer which has had many useful improvements from many users. But there's a disagreement about the true tempo of Dubstep. An early addition listed it as 140 BPM. A ...
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How significant should edits be?

When users with <2k reputation click to edit another post, a message appears instructing them to avoid trivial edits. (This is my memory of the message--I no longer see it as I just passed the 2k ...
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To summarily edit out offensive language?

I just went into an answer to a question (for the second time on Music.SE, if I remember correctly) and deleted blatant vulgarities. (The question in question) My thinking was that we want people to ...
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Odd limitation in editing [duplicate]

I have just tried to make a fairly obvious edit to a question: I tried to replace the word "aloud" with "allowed". It seems totally obvious that "allowed" is correct in this context, but the ...
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Should we use heavy editing to generalize questions or ask new questions altogether?

Many questions that pop on Music.SE are about particular pieces. Most of them are closed. But regularly, a question’s validity according to scope is in dispute. Case in point: How to identify complex ...
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Should this edit have been allowed?

A fairly old answer was recently edited to completely refute the answer's original content. I had originally rejected this edit myself, but I see that it has made it through after all. Should this ...
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“affiliate links” in links to amazon (and others)

This edit changed a link from http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Method-Guitar-DVD-ROM-Berklee/dp/0876390696/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b to http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Method-Guitar-DVD-ROM-Berklee/dp/...
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Can someone protect this question?

Spammers attempt to edit this answer of mine on a regular basis. Can the question be protected to prevent this? Connecting Roland vb-99 to Personal Computer (USB)
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Add a link about jTab to the editing help page

I know I can find it if I search for it, but wouldn't it be cool if it were linked from the editing-help page?
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Why edit must be at least 6 characters?

If i want to edit a typo, now i just can't because of this limit. So what is the reason for this limit? And what is the way to correct typo, do i really need to do any more editing if all i want to ...