Recently, I've made a couple of suggested edits to correct mistakes in posts, which were both rejected. One of these edits was to correct a misspelling of Somalia (it was spelt Somolia, which was a) wrong, and b) noticed by at least one other user). The other one, which was (in my opinion) slightly more significant, was to correct where a user had referred to the commutative properties of matrices as communicative - which is quite clearly wrong, and could cause issues for someone searching for further information on that aspect of matrix mathematics.
My opinion is that these edits should be approved, and as far as I can tell, this is the same opinion as the Help Centre - under the section 'When should I edit posts', two of the bullet points are:
- To include additional information only found in comments, so all of the information relevant to the post is contained in one place
- To correct minor mistakes or add updates as the post ages
While I can agree that the Somolia->Somalia edit was borderline and probably too minor to accept (and so I won't contest that), the second edit was correcting a mistake with regards to terminology, and looks like it should have been approved. My question is, then:
Should minor edits like these be allowed? Or is there some reason for blocking edits like this, even though they are correcting an error?
NB: Just in case you're wondering, or if you're going to point me to the meta question on here about minor edits and rep-farming, I'm only making these edits because I see them as a signficant error, or something which is annoying me, not for the mere 2 reputation I get from answering them. As for the edits, minor minor things such as adding backticks to the matrix maths was mainly to raise the edit to the six character limit (and because, in my opinion, it improved clarity - that's subjective, though) - I deemed the 'communicative' error bad enough to do that.