Recently I see a lot of bad edits, and worse, I see them accepted. Examples are:

  • placing code in bold marks, instead of code marks
  • placing module names in code marks
  • Formatting lists as code blocks
  • Wrapping code in <code> tags, that does not really work here, instead of using 4 spaces
  • Using `backticks` on every line of code, instead of 4 spaces at the beginning of each line
  • Placing bold and italics in various parts of post, even where it is not needed
  • Using <br/> instead of 2 newlines to break a line, leaving markup hard to read

And here I listed only examples I've seen accepted in last week or so.


If you feel post needed re-formatting, hit "edit" instead. Leave helpful tick or not, but don't let it pass. And if post didn't need it, simply reject.

  • Could this be edited & featured by moderator, maybe? Just to stop current wave of these edits? Hopefully it'll be over in a week or so...
    – Mołot
    Dec 19, 2013 at 13:03
  • I think we need to inform the user who made an edit to that post during the review queue suppose if it is not constructive. If there is any feature for that would really helpful for us to stop doing that kind of behavior from that user.
    – Bala
    Dec 19, 2013 at 13:27
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    @Bala there is no way to contact editor unless his edit is accepted. Only when it is you can ping him with @ in comment. But enough of rejected edit suggestion will trigger edit ban, and hopefully make them ask on meta what's wrong.
    – Mołot
    Dec 19, 2013 at 13:28
  • Molot I don't know about that ban, then it's fine!!
    – Bala
    Dec 19, 2013 at 13:33
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    @Mołot How often is this actually happening? My time on the site has been really limited the last few weeks (mainly to just handle flags), so I haven't seen this happening. If we don't already have one, I think we can use this to make a good FAQ post about edits and reviewing edits.
    – mpdonadio Mod
    Dec 19, 2013 at 13:36
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    @MPD A significant part of this list and this list, and some more I can't find easily now. A couple a day at least, I'm afraid. But I didn't post to call names, please delete this comment as soon as feasible. It's my general concern.
    – Mołot
    Dec 19, 2013 at 13:39
  • I am agree with @MPD that there should be a tutorial in site about edits and post formatting. So, we people also aware about correct formatting. I have checked help in the Drupal exchange but did not find what is correct way to do formatting a post. If you have any link for the same, please share. Dec 21, 2013 at 6:39


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