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On Editing Problems

To the admins of this site,

Whenever I edit my problems, to fix the text, the original problem is not edited. It creates a new problem with the edited content instead.

It would be great if the original file is updated with the edits rather than producing more and more 'edited copies' of one problem.

Note by Steven Zheng
3 years ago

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Well I think the main problem is not the share button (which created duplicates). Instead, the edit button should enable the user to edit not just the question, but also the answer, rating, tags etc.

I'm new to this site, so I am learning more about how it works every day. Steven Zheng · 3 years ago

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@Steven Zheng To check, when were duplicates created? When you tried to reshare a set, or when you tried to reshare the problem?

You currently can request for a change in answers by reporting/disputing your question and stating the correct answer (preferably with a explanation). We are holding off on allowing members to directly edit the answer / rating / tags, to reduce abuses of the system (e.g. you don't want to see that all problems are Level 5, which would be meaningless). Calvin Lin Staff · 3 years ago

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@Calvin Lin I see. Sorry for the confusion.

I thought about the current approach of not allowing 'members to directly editing their answers'. I have come to the conclusion that this is the correct approach. It encourages peer review for truth. Steven Zheng · 3 years ago

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Okay. I think I mistook the share button for the edit button in my sets. I use that button more because it allows me to change the answers, difficulty level, tags etc. Steven Zheng · 3 years ago

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@Steven Zheng Hm, I see the effects of what you say, namely that you have several duplicated questions.

Can you walk me through the series of steps that you take to produce this? That will help me debug it. Thanks! Calvin Lin Staff · 3 years ago

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That should not be the case. Can you give me examples?

Currently, the only time when we see multiple problems being created, is at the point of creation. This happens because the internet can be laggy, and multiple requests are sent. Calvin Lin Staff · 3 years ago

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