I noticed (or re-noticed, studies say people's attention span on the internet decreases by . . . Oh I love that GIF, it never gets old) that we have an Editor's Lounge. Nice.
There have been previous attempts at retagging stuff, but have failed. I thought the reason was a lack of interest, but it really is just that we don't know how to edit. When I'm editing,
- I don't know what tags to put instead of the damned grammar. usage is almost just as bad. meaning, eh, probably.
- I don't exactly know how to rewrite a poorly written title. I feel weird when a lot of my edited titles now look like "is X correct?"
- I don't know how to use formatting, exactly. Should I use blockquotes for example sentences, backticks, bold, italics, or what? What about dictionary definitions? Consistency isn't a must, but it stops havoc from being wrecked and makes you feel nice.
- Heck, I don't even know if I should edit the learner's grammar. Meta is divisive about this.
[Editorial note: Edits welcome to add more bullet points.]
Each of the answers below cover one of the bullet points.
- What tags to use
- How to format properly
- [link to answer 3]
- [link to answer 4]