Why can people edit my posts?
The goals of our community include the accumulation of building knowledge in a convenient form.
The ability to edit together, allows to:
- not duplicate, but to supplement information;
- update information to an up-to-date state;
- suggest visible changes quickly, without mediated discussion;
- correct misinformation;
- structure poorly organized information;
- practice a scholarly approach (collective writing and reviewing of articles);
- teach new contributors through live examples;
- take advantage of revision history.
Any user can suggest edits, but not all edits are made public right away. If the user has less than 2,000 reputation, the proposed edit is placed in the queue for consideration. To reject a proposed edit or apply it to a post, two affirmative or negative votes are required. Users with a reputation of 2,000 or more are considered trusted members and can edit posts without going through a review process.
Even if a bad edit has been applied to a post, other experienced users or moderators will usually correct it using revision history.
If you disagree with how a question or answer was edited, please report it below the post.
Any user who has submitted multiple rejected edits will be banned from offering further edits for 7 days or more.
Disagreement with edits