I feel like I am involved in an edit war. It's not the first time, but today has been particularly bad.
Take my recent post for example:
My last count this was edited, what, 7 times?
I would like to point out that nothing was wrong with my post and the way I worded it. In fact, I consciously made choices and subtle distinctions with phrasing, adjectives, and word choice to help make clear, more or less, that the only references I could find were for D6 when the problem I was trying to solve was for D7.
Instead of constructive comments or actual answers to my post, I got a lot of people "Willy-nilly" editing it.
The first edit, the guy even admited it was a bad edit. Secondly, even after he edited it, it did not make sense. It was grammatically incorrect, and it went from a version of native English speaker to non-native.
I changed it back.
Now, it has been changed again. The most current editor asked me not to take it personally. It's not that I take it personally, but even THAT edit I feel does not do justice to the one I originally posted.
You know, I do appreciate some light editing. After 10 hours of programming and all this text starts to blur together, I do indeed appreciate someone helping with grammatical errors; I do indeed appreciate a correction if I type views_query_alter instead of views_alter_query.
But, you know, I went to college. I'm pretty sure I understand how to convey what I want to get across. What really gets me is that many times, rather than fix a couple misspelled words or missing punctuation at the end of a sentence, a person actually alters the meaning of what was originally being said.
What's going on here? Are people zipping through the edits trying to get some badge or something?
In my opinion, more harm than good is being done with people having so much heavy editing power. I remember getting my edit capability about a year ago, with what, 300 points or so? How about we raise the bar to 3000?
Now I have 5 comments on a question I am anxious to have answered that have absolutely nothing to do with the question or helping resolve it.