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As an aside, I've posted this as a feature-request directly on https://meta.mathoverflow.net/, rather than at https://meta.stackoverflow.com/. I think that minor edits are particularly important to mathematicians --- we are much more concerned about the accuracy and detail of all posts than most SE sites, where attention to old posts decays more rapidly. (I ...


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I also would like to be able to fix TeX errors. For instance, Igor Rivin's answer to Algebraically Independent Numbers and Affine Linear Maps is missing a dollar sign, so that eighteen words of text are interpreted as math symbols and hence have no spacing. You can still figure out what he's saying, but I don't understand the advantage of leaving this as ...


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What this doesn't account for is people actively typing replies to something you said which might or might not be posted prior to your attempt to edit, so you'd still have the possibility that a conversation could turn completely surreal as a consequence to doing this. We do have some methods of keeping track of what connected clients are doing, but it's ...


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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 disallowed direct linking for free accounts. Thus I have now begun moving all the images to imgur as well. I will try to restrict myself to bumping 4 or 5 old ...


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I got bitten by this "feature" too, I was unable to correct some trivial spelling mistakes. Guess it's not worth trying to tidy up the posts of others until you have 2k reputation, a waste if you ask me.


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