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Many thanks for doing this - the two options are to comment to the OP to add the attribution themself or to add it in for them. I commend you on doing it yourself - it helps us avoid outright plagiarism. With this individual, I have left some comments, and I'd suggest in future just flagging if they continue to avoid attribution - then a mod can deal with ...


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There is a word for quoting from a source without attribution. The word is plagiarism From Merriam Webster transitive verb: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source intransitive verb: to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or ...


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I absolutely support it! They are already non-answers so additional content is irrelevant. If the owner edits to make them actual answers, they can reinsert the image if needed.


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I'm glad you brought this up. At Gardening SE, we un-embiggen many photos, because we ask for a lot of them and they can take up a tremendous amount of space. If the OP posts them very big, often we who edit will come along and make them smaller, and I've wondered whether or not I should do that here. For the best of both worlds, you can make your picture ...


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Update: I am not sure this was the best approach given so more things that have gone on recently. First of my edits was necessary, since we aren't going to tell someone how to break the law. Second may have been unnecessary since questions about legality are not necessarily off topic. Totally closing the question would have hurt the site because then we ...


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As you can see in the What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it? help page anyone can edit the question in an attempt to reopen it (emphasis sort of mine). Be sure that you've read the close notice and any comments on the question so you can address any concerns raised there. Addressing the concerns often means editing the ...


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I would have rejected both. The editor is putting words into the mouth of the person who answered the question. The editor could have posted an answer saying he agreed with the answer of @whoever, and wanted to add a few points. The additional answer would then be upvoted or downvoted according to its merits. Putting words into an author's mouth is ...


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This seems to be the authoritative question on meta.se. As the help center says, edits should be used: To fix grammar and spelling mistakes To clarify the meaning of the post (without changing that meaning) To include additional information only found in comments, so all of the information relevant to the post is contained in one place To ...


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I think that we should leave it to the OP of the post. Twice people have extended my answers quite extensively here and here and I was perfectly fine with it. On the other hand I have seen much smaller edits get rejected by the OP. The OP can always roll the edits back if they so choose, I am not sure it would be worth getting worked up over something that ...


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Thinking about this again I now know what I am missing: Another button in the suggested edit queue: "Leave decision to the author". I am pretty sure this is never going to happen (it probably has lots of downsides too). So my current opinion (weakly based, so subject to change) is to allow such edits like Charlie wrote, as the author will get a notification ...


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The core of my position is stated very well in a comment by Rory Alsop: Personally, I think the medium size may have been a good compromise, pictures that are too large do make it harder to read a page, in my opinion. But I think you were right not to engage in an edit war, as in the grand scheme of things it probably isn't that important. In general I ...


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I am quite a bit late to the party, but in my opinion the conclusion here is flawed because the question after the edit is so good. I think we agree that the question after Charlie Brumbaugh's edit is much better, the stats he posted concur with that. Nevertheless the question after the edit is a different question. Answers are relevant to the original ...


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