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When rejecting an edit, we need to justify the rejection through a dialog. It provides the following options: spam or vandalism This edit defaces the post in order to promote a product or service, or is deliberately destructive. no improvement whatsoever This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more ...


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That's something I have done by myself various times, as jumping between the question and the converter is not so handy. Since it is an integration and definitely improves clarity, especially in those cases where the number is highly meaningful to the question, I would see no reason to reject such an edit.


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As far as I know... ...there is no official rule regarding what unit system to use Aside from that it is usually silently agreed upon, as you also say, to use the unit system the OP uses to describe the problem. If they use meters, use meters; if they use feet, do the conversion (which isn't that hard to be fair). Regarding the * When Op didn't use any unit ...


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No, tags should not add more implicit requirements to questions/answers We already have problems with explaining to people that hard-science is different from every other tag that exists on the main site because suddenly answers are required to cite their sources and provide calculations and such, while the question has to suddenly adhere to the same ...


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I agree that this kind of thing is really annoying (though I've probably been guilty of it myself in the past). SI units are the most common ones in science, and given that most of the familiar constants are best known as their SI unit values (e.g. the value of $c$ is ~ 300,000,000 meters/second), I think that they are our best choice. Either way, ...


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It is almost always appropriate to edit in unit conversion; and in both directions! If a query is in normal units, then editing to add metric is not only acceptable but commendable. Same goes for the other direction. If a query is in metric, an edit to put the numbers in normal units is perfectly fine. In my opinion, it should be a regular practice of the ...


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My vote would be to execute the formula in your own system and any key results along the way, simply put in parenthesis the alternative figure. For example, I would say something was 10m (32.8ft) and do the inputs and math in metric until the end result is, say 7m/s2 (15mph). All the stuff in the middle, for me, would remain metric. It takes very little ...


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I agree, that one unit of measure should generally be used in a post. I fear I might be one of your culprits though.


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Use the system you work with, it will reduce chances for your error, and will make a noticing error an easier task for you. And no matter wich system OP uses. If he uses any and your results are interesting for him, he will be capable of converting, if he is not capable he had no need in your numbers in first place.


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