When should I edit posts?
You can feel free to edit any content at any time. within your personal limit, which depends on your reputation. The community trusts your reputation and your expertise.
Edits are supposed to be substantive and should leave the post better than you found it. Common reasons for edits include:
- Correcting grammatical and spelling errors.
- Improving structure and formatting.
- Improving the header.
- Formulating the question in a more general, useful way for the community.
- Clarifying the meaning of the message (without changing the meaning).
- Including additional information requested in comments so that all information related to the post is gathered in one place.
- Update the information as the post ages.
- Add sources of information.
The author of the edit sees their proposed modified version of the post in place of the main post, during the time window for editing. After the edit period expires, edits not yet accepted can be seen as saved revisions in the revision history.
The author of a question or answer can always edit their post, regardless of reputation level.