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Is this an autofill bug?

I was editing this question to add some tags, then entering the edit reason I used autofill as seen in the screengrabs. notice the difference between the autofill suggestion and what actually appears ...
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Roll back an edit mistake

I made an edit to an old question, Bottom bracket bearing Issues, which had been bumped by someone posting a new answer. I changed the OP words "non lockring side" to "non drive side"; I meant to ...
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Are link URLs to link-text edits beneficial?

I've been reviewing a number of edits which consist only of changing plain link URLs to URLs hidden with descriptive text. For a fictional example:- You can read more about this here: http://www....
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Series of trivial edits

This minor issue came up when one my posts was edited in a trivial way, and then approved. Essentially, the edit was to change the spelling of one word. I see Batman rejected it as too trivial. ...
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Editing a large chunk of incorrect assumptions out of a question

A recent question about tire sizing prompted me to hunt up this previous question about tire sizings thinking it might be a duplicate. Putting aside the matter of whether or not it's a duplicate... I ...
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Is it ok to make an edit that changes the meaning of an answer?

I saw this answer (and asked another, unrelated meta question about it). Looking at the edit history, the edit substantively changes the meaning of the answer. I.e., the original answer says that WD-...
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How much should editors re-write questions?

When we get a question that is essentially useful but written in such a way that it is not easy to answer well, should editors jump in and significantly revise it? I'm specifically looking at this ...
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