# Why do some answers have several edits by the same person?

## I've noticed that some people on this site will give an answer and then edit it several times. I'm curious if there's a specific reason as to why people do this, because I have no idea.

Then teach the underlying concepts
Don't copy without citing sources
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#### Explanation

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I want someone to double check my answer

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Jan 23, 2018

I often make several edits because I like to fuss with the formatting.

#### Explanation:

I like elements of an answer to line up exactly, for example.

Or I might want to use a couple of different ways to show emphasis or sections, like these

$\text{S}$$\text{ection One}$

Section One

Section One

• Section One
Then teach the underlying concepts
Don't copy without citing sources
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#### Explanation

Explain in detail...

#### Explanation:

I want someone to double check my answer

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Mar 26, 2018

To satisfy my obsessive-compulsive drive to correct mistakes and, where possible, to improve the clarity of explanations.

#### Explanation:

In the world of maths, this virtuous cycle of proof-reading and editing until that nebulous state of "I can't see any mistakes and the supporting text is sufficiently clear" is reached must be regarded as a good thing, surely?
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