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Issue with continually editing answers by a moderator

There was 2 questions which I have posted. One question I posted and then a moderator known as goldPseudo has edited my question, and now it will be unclear for others to understand and the other ...
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Is re-phrasing/changing my so far unanswered question ok?

I have a question due to the discussion of What are the rules on editing questions into completely new questions, for Islam SE and SE in general? As I'm really thinking of completely re-phrasing my ...
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How can I recover the old answers and comments after editing?

I want to know if there is a way to restore back the answers and comments?After you have edited?And how can I recover an deleted comment I guess?
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Why are these parts not "necessary" in my answer?

This is an extension to this meta content-dispute discussion which I had intended to have been dealt with in the same thread. We have a case where two mods seem to have been overly critical thinking ...
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Who defines what is necessary in an answer? Mods, author's perspective or site scope for that matter?

A few days after having written this answer, two mods just weighed in removing two chunks from the answer. I reproduce the two paragraphs and the statements removed from the end of each by Bleeding ...
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Handling with Edit Suggestions

Well in my review chains i often find edit suggestions, so far so good. Sometimes the editors change a lot of information into some Answers ( or Questions), so that i would say it's a substantial ...
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I want to see exact times of revisions

I want to see exact times of revisions. This may help to select the correct answer. There are 2 answers, but the helpful/key phrase/word in the older appears in revision which is 2 hours ago, and the ...
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Was this edit at all appropriate (Q#29)?

Via an obsolete comment flag, I ended up looking through an old answer (https://islam.stackexchange.com/a/29/22). However, I am very much at a loss to decide if this comment is in any way obsolete. ...
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How should I respond to questions asking for specific help?

I'm talking about questions of the form "what should I do?" or "is what I'm doing haram/halal?" For example (Apologies, I really didn't want to point out specific questions, but I feel like doing so ...
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What's up with suggested edit no. 35?

Well, I was just trying to see what was the first suggested edit. So I tried, http://islam.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/1. Okay that didn't work nor did 0. Doing some bisection the ...
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Why was this question reopened and then edited without asking the OP?

Here is the Question the got reopened: Eating onions can harm Angels? The mod was correct when he closed it for being a dup. although it is about Onion, the answer is clearly in this question "Eating ...
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What are the answer improvement guidelines and was the level of improvement that was being made on answer 12656 appropriate?

We recently encountered a spate of rollback war. Which got started under the misconception that guidelines which govern low-quality question editing is the same as improving and fixing an answer. ...
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What to do if an edit war starts?

From the answer posted in this post Is it approperiate to immediately edit low-quality questions?, We are not allowed to change the content fundamentally. Thus I was rolling back to this version of an ...
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Don't append "SAWW", "PBUH", "RA", "AS" etc in front of names and titles if the original author hasn't and don't change it either

I have come across edits (plenty of examples out there) in which the author hadn't added any salutation in front of the name of the Prophet (saww), Ali (as) etc but somebody comes by and adds it. Do ...
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Please read carefully before approving or rejecting edit suggestions?

I've recently come across approved edit suggestion (e.g. this and this) which either don't improve the post or actually changed it's meaning altogether. So please be careful with the edits you ...
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What to do with the question "How to deal with the hard parts"

Here is the question, How Do Muslims Deal with "Difficult" Parts of Prophet Mohammed's Life? Should I remove my answer, edit the title to make it refer to that specific incident ...
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What is the explanation for such high frequency and unexplained changes in post 2395?

I see that this answer is going through a lot of changes which has gone without a concrete and objective explanation. I don't find this to address the issue in a convincing manner though. There ...
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Please delete my answer again

Today I saw that a moderator has removed the most important part of this answer of mine for the question below: Was Hazrat Ali (RA) born inside the kabba with the walls cracked? and then undeleted ...
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Banned from making edits?

On of my preferred activities on this stackexchange is to edit answers and questions where necessary. However, as of late, it seem I am unable to do so as easily as previously. I've started using ...
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Should the question on Mother vs. Husband, which happens to be unnecessarily long, be trimmed?

The question Mother Vs Husband, is unnecessarily long and most of it's details are trivial and could be cleaned up without affecting the question and it's context. Should this question be edited in ...
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Let's go on a mission

Islam.SE has been growing at a pretty good pace. As of this post, here are our stats: 3.4 questions per day (needs improvement) 89% answered (okay) 1471 users, 117 avid users (okay) 2.1 question to ...
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Why the words Wahhabi are edited to Sunni in this site?

When I check my past questions I see words wahabi are deleted or edited to Sunni? What is the reason for this action without any kind of notification for asker of question?
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what kind of edits should be done?

I have seen this question and I'm kinda surprised from the Edit. The Edit is bigger than the original question. What if the OP did not mean that and he/she simply meant what was asked in the original ...
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Formatting your questions and answers

Since the first day, I have seen lots of posts that don't take advantage of Stack Exchanges formatting options. This makes the question really hard to read. So, I have a few suggestions: If you are ...
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