# 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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Explain in detail...

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I want someone to double check my answer

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Dec 30, 2017

I’ve done that myself.

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Usually because I missed an error when I proofread the answer and caught it later.

Sometimes someone catches the error, edits it and then notifies me. I always appreciate that kind of thing.

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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Jan 23, 2018

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

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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
• 8 minutes ago
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• 42 seconds ago
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• 4 minutes ago
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