I’ve had people edit my answers to change many things, for example to improve the formatting, fix typos and add new information.
However, there have been several cases of people editing answers to change very simple things that may not need fixing in the first place. For example, I use British spellings (colour, visualise, colourise), but have had several instances of people editing my answers just to change those certain words (color, visualize, colorize).
Should we lay down some rules about when and when not it is appropriate or necessary to edit answers?
In part, I think we should add guidelines to make sure that unnecessary edits aren’t made.
However, this comes at the risk of discouraging people from making edits that are warranted and that would in fact enhance the post.
What do you think?