As I understand it, the Edit feature is to be used for correcting things like typos, grammar fixes, accidentally leaving out a word, and such. It's not to be used for adding more information or things like that. What, if anything, are we supposed to do when we happen to notice its misuse?
posted by Flunkie to Etiquette/Policy at 10:38 AM (197 comments total)
To be clear, I'm not really talking about the abuse of it (like "Screw you you jerk" to some totally calm and reasonable statement), but rather the innocent misuse (like "Hey, what about X?" to "Hey, what about X? And by the way, Y and Z.") And I don't mean this in a "ratting them out" sense; I'm just imagining that the mods might want to drop them a little note explaining that that's not really what the Edit feature is for.
The best "Report" match seems to be "It breaks the guidelines", and of course there's always "Other", but there doesn't really seem to be anything specific. I imagine a specific thing might help to make the issue quickly clear to the mods.
So, do the mods want us to do anything when we notice such things? And if so, what?