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Should we edit to make a question on-topic if we believe the author won't care/won't come back?

This meta is not exclusively about this example question, so I decided to post separate meta. Related meta : Let's discuss this question with regard to our scope. Let's establish how our ...
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How do we deal with potentially controversial (but not NSFW) content in questions?

I want to start this discussion in light of a recent question, that triggered some debate and attempts at editing: The question How to talk to my brother about a shared interest in pornographic furry ...
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Should we edit titles that are not sufficiently descriptive?

I recently made an edit to another meta question titled "How do I convince someone else to change their behavior". My edit was because the title seemed to not match the question, which seems to ...
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How should we address chameleon questions on this site?

I've run into a minor irritation here lately where someone posts a question, and I post an answer that seems to answer the original question pretty well and receives upvotes and generally positive ...
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Edit of a post according to "gender policy"

This is about the answer I made here. The suggested edit has been approved (see history here) The comment says: Having the assigned gender doesn't add anything and is mildly offensive. Many trans ...
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How should we handle third parties editing hypothetical questions?

This site has a policy discouraging hypothetical questions. Normally this means that a question about a hypothetical scenario gets flagged and closed. Recently there has been a question about a ...
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2nd party supplying backup in an answer?

I recently edited another person's answer to supply backup. There had been a comment that the answer required backup, and that answer brought to ...
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Should we fix questions that are too broad/unclear or wait for OP?

I imagine this question has been asked before, but probably with different wording, which I was unable to find either here or on SE Meta, so if it turns out to be a duplicate, please let me know with ...
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Should I update my question or add an answer? [duplicate]

I recently asked this question. I am now at a point where I would like to provide some feedback on the answers that were given. Should I update my question with a UPDATE section? Or write my own ...
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What if someone edits my question or its title but I don't agree with it?

If I ask a question, and someone edits it changing it's meaning to something way different to what I meant, what should I do? Should I assume I'm being disciplined somehow and leave it as it was ...
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Option to suggest an edit instead of immediately pushing it?

Some background This is, more or less, related to this question where an accidental keypress made me push an edit that actually made the question worse. I quickly fixed it, pushed, then continued on ...
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