Within the context of editing posts (questions and/or answers), SF&F regulations here state that:
Some common reasons to edit are:
- to fix grammatical or spelling mistakes
- to clarify the meaning of a post without changing it
- to correct minor mistakes or add addendums / updates as the post ages
- to add related resources or hyperlinks
with an emphasis on the fact that
Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged - try to make the post significantly better when you edit, correcting all problems that you observe.
However, I recently started seeing quite a lot of old posts being edited with no improvement whatsoever. Here are a few examples (not listing all; its close to a hundred within the past fortnight):
Some of these edits are so trivial that the contributor merely deletes the available text then adds the same thing back again!
Is there any sort of action that should be taken by moderators with higher rep (or better knowledge about the SF&F) to avoid such things?