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I actively encourage the editing of any of my Question, Answer, and Tag Wiki content on all StackExchange sites except for meta sites. In other words, if you spot an inaccuracy or wish to clarify or improve a post of mine, add sources, etc., PLEASE do so! It will greatly benefit the net welfare and knowledge capital of the community. I am writing this here just in case you are of the misconception that answers are like forum posts, indelible articles authored by a single person.

The edit function is there for a reason, folks. I promise to never lash out at someone for substantially editing content originally authored by me, as long as your edit is constructive. If you don't yet have the site privilege to make instantaneous edits and I see your edit in the suggestion queue, I will do my best to either accept your edit outright, or incorporate the most useful parts of your edit into my post by "editing your edit".

If you have been told before that you shouldn't substantially edit others' answers, or if you've been the victim of polemic as a result of doing so, I'd like to apologize for that behavior. I think it's very counterproductive; our community is much worse-off for that kind of attitude.

Future visitors are best served by being able to read one cohesive, well-edited answer with sources to get the sum-total of the community's best knowledge in a single answer. A string of answers or comments each with their own nuggets of truth is much harder to decipher than one cohesive text. With the edit function, thanks to the fact that we each bring our own perspectives and unique knowledge, it is possible for us to author one cohesive text that eliminates the natural tendency of comment strings, replacing it with high-quality works that rival those of Wikipedia.

BTW, I don't approve of most edits on meta sites because I very rarely find questions on meta sites which deal purely in factual matters, so my answers are generally just my personal feelings on the matter.


Jun
9
awarded  Yearling
Feb
10
awarded  Caucus
Jan
16
comment How can I flip a single bit in a file?
@Bakuriu I'm completely aware of that. I never seriously doubted that btrfs-corrupt-block isn't a sincere test, since it would be found out very quickly by someone poking at the source, and used as negative PR against Oracle (at least; as well as any other btrfs developers/contributors). It was just an off-the-cuff comment.
Jan
16
comment How can I flip a single bit in a file?
Awesome find! Assuming that btrfs-corrupt-block is actually written to be a genuine test and not a "trick" by the btrfs developers, this should fit the bill exactly.
Jan
14
comment Increasing the onboard graphic memory card for intel-Gm45 series
I think if you can't change it in BIOS then there is no way to change it. i915 kernel module and intel xorg DDX both do not allow you to specify aperture size. I think the BIOS has to initialize it on system POST.
Nov
27
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
15
answered Architectures EM64T® , x86-64 , ia32 , IA64 , Intel®64 , x86 , amd64 , amd32
Sep
7
answered Stop uploading to internet in ubuntu
Jul
31
comment I can't start a new project on Netbeans
Good suggestion! You may also want to try Java 7, since JDK 7 and the OpenJDK equivalent have been released for quite a long time now, so there's really no reason to stick with Java 6.x.
Jul
30
comment I can't start a new project on Netbeans
what version of Netbeans? anything on the console when you run netbeans from the console?
Jul
30
answered I can't start a new project on Netbeans
Jun
9
awarded  Yearling
Mar
8
answered Why is this single-word address being resolved?
Feb
15
awarded  Constituent
Feb
11
awarded  Custodian
Feb
11
reviewed Needs Improvement Ubuntu 12 does not boot off live cd
Feb
11
reviewed Excellent Why Flush torrent client would not start?
Feb
11
reviewed Satisfactory No acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
Feb
11
reviewed Needs Improvement Invalid or damaged bootable partition
Feb
11
reviewed Satisfactory How do you create a program launcher with administrative privileges using Alacarte?