Many times I look over some questions and answers and see the following scenarios:
- Places where spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and format could be improved.
- Tags that are synonyms only. Based tags not used
- Example : Question Tagged sql-server-2008 but not with sql-server tag
- Example : Question Tagged mysql-5.1 but not with mysql tag
- Example : Question Tagged oracle-10g but not with oracle tag
- Question without a Question Mark
- Question not properly phrased
- Example : I saw "How to show SQL executing on an Oracle database?". I rephrased it "How do you show SQL executing on an Oracle database?" I could have simply removed the Question Mark as well
- Example : Here is the question "PostgreSQL: Separate tables vs single table to perserve disk space?" submitted August 5, 2011. IMHO the question is awkwardly phrased. Also, note the misspelling of preserve.
When DBA.SE was in beta, I edited many entries because I wanted to enhance the site's content from this viewpoint: If someone came to a website and saw all the technical contributions in the DBA.SE with bad spelling, grammar, diction, etc., many would not take the answers in the DBA.SE seriously, even if the questions were noteworthy and its answers were brilliant.
In lieu of these observations, I invite DBA.SE members to answer the following questions:
If an edit is rather small, (i.e., adding a tag only, adding or removing a question mark, adding a comma to breakup a run-on sentence, etc.), should it still be considered a valid post edit?
Votes per day is limited to 40. Should an edits-per-day limit be imposed as well (if so, how many) ?
UPDATE 2011-12-06 14:30 EDT
In some cases, I do leave some spellings alone. For example, there are two questions I have seen initialized spelled initialised.
- How to check if subscriber replication initialization has timed out
- Dropping then adding a table to a subscription with Identity option Not for Replication causes errors
Millions of people do spell with 's' in place of 'z'. So, I will not try impose that kind of rigor.