Why was my question (now deleted) edited?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Meta is the place to ask these sorts of questions, not the main site. Furthermore, it is very possible to ask the question you have without insulting other users; such behavior is not tolerated. I've removed the offending parts of your question as well as the gibberish. \$\endgroup\$
    – user1430
    Feb 5, 2016 at 0:12

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The original title of your question was "Pixel formats are hard! Getting the color of a pixel in SDL2." The title was edited to remove the "pixel formats are hard" prefix, presumably because the editor (correctly) considered it noise.

Titles are a key factor in the searching of questions and are thus better when they are concise and accurately describe the problem at hand.

The other edits to your question consisted of minor body edits to similarly focus the question on the problem of needing to access pixel values in SDL.

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