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Is it worth editing old posts to add links for references?

Yes, this is totally worthwhile! Please do this. The value of a linked reference is far higher than the value of an unlinked reference; the latter I fear often simply go unconsulted. I go further ...
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Is it appropriate to edit a question for the sole purpose of having it highlighted?

To answer the question in the title, no it is not appropriate. To answer the intent of the question, consider the following strategy: take a single somewhat general question and break it up into ...
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Repeated TeXifying of question titles

The user has been contacted by a moderator. Please advise if the behavior persists.
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Bumping the question if it receives upvotes but no answer

A likely effect of performing gratuitous edits (or ones perceived as gratuitous) is that you irritate a lot of people, some of whom will flag for moderator attention. A small handful of small edits ...
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Best way to correct "Cauchy-Schwarz" misspellings

This is basically summarizing what has already been said in comments (and what was said many times in various other places). But perhaps a summary in one place might be useful. (And people who are ...
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Is it worth editing old posts to add links for references?

Yes please! Sometimes the answer you're looking for is contained in some old post and it is very helpful to have as much information as needed.
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Updated questions

If you check the revision history or the timeline of your post, you can see that the question was bumped by the Community user. You can find pointers to some information about community user in the ...
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Giving a question a recent "activity" though nothing is visible?

If you want to bump an old question even though you have nothing to add to it, the least you could do is to make it publicly. If you add and quickly delete an answer, only the users that can see ...
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Apologies re image links update => bumping

This is not an answer to Joseph O'Rourke's question, but rather an apology of my own, along the same lines: Many of my old posts used images that I hosted at Photobucket, and they have now have ...
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Repeated TeXifying of question titles

Maybe it could be useful to spell out explicitly why the edits in question were problematic. (Both for the benefit of the user referenced in the question and also for other users who want to help ...
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Restriction on editing closed questions

EDIT: This was posted as a response to the original version of the question which explicitly mentioned also tag edits. I will try to address mainly the general question about editing closed questions ...
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Auto-bumping of unanswered questions

Depending on how one reads your post, it can be considered as two or three (or perhaps even more) closely related questions. Could (and should) we change behavior of the community user such that it ...
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