Yesterday I posted an answer to some topic, and someone edited it. Usually, I'm okay with that, sometimes it happens that I write things wrong or destroyed some markdown tags. And as for myself, I did some edits too, in order to correct similar issues in other people's posts, as well as clarifying some newcomers' posts, etc.
But here the edit goes far more away than just correcting issues and giving more precision:
Maybe I'm the only one to see it that way. But to me, this goes too far for an edit.
First, it almost doubles my answer (from 401 characters to 702). If the edit is that massive, either my answer is wrong in the first place, or the editor really has other things in mind. In both cases, maybe the editor should post his own answer with his thoughts.
Second, it doesn't respect my author's intentions: my phrase was "The important hardwares in render times are the CPU and the GPU.". I MEANT to remain concise and clear. The new informations given by the edit are not needed in the first place: the question is only about the effect of RAM on render time. I'm already giving additional stuff which let the OP go further by its own without drowning him into loads of informations. That was my intention.
And now I get back to my title :
- What is the purpose of edits?
- Where is the limit of what an edit could/should do?
I've found this help page about edits and it says:
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
It partially helps me to answer my questions, but the issue is that it's a community here, everyone should be on the same level.