Gang, a comment. Every now and them we get a new member who wants to perform edits on others' posts. This is generally encouraged.
However, I'd like to opine that the edits should not be preferential. That is, if someone says, "In this game..." and editor should probably not edit it to say, "In this position..." since there's really not a material difference in the sentences. The same thing applies to punctuation edits.
Replacing notation with the snazzy new board, absolutely. That edit adds something.
I bring this up for the following reasons:
- If an author writes something a certain way, perhaps that's how they want it. We should respect this.
- Edits force posts back to the top. This dredges up inactive posts that probably don't warrant a re-reading. It's extra annoying when you determine that the reason the post is back to the top isn't because there was new content but that an editor removed an extraneous space after period. (I'd surely like to see a "Don't BTTT this thread" option on the edit page.)
Shall we agree that we'll limit our edits to those making clear improvements and when in doubt, leave the post as-is?