This is my very first "question" on any SE site. YAY!
I was over at Area 51 looking through the Example Questions for Code Review when I came across this example by Larry Smithmier. Comments by DarkLight and Felix (as well as Larry himself) seem to suggest that Larry had changed the question at some point — resulting in 2 votes for "great on-topic example" (probably unintentionally) — then changed it back.
Now, this discussion isn't about Larry, Code Review, or Area 51 for that matter. It's about the underlying system. I'm of the opinion that any proposal that's up for vote should not be editable OR that any changes made should be clearly visible as amendments to the original proposal.
Please understand that I'm not suggesting Larry did anything wrong — intentionally or otherwise, nor that this is a “stack-wide problem of epic proportion”. However, one can clearly see how the ability to edit a proposal which is up for vote could potentially lead to abuse.
I’m admittedly quite new to SE and perhaps this "glitch" is unique to Area 51, but it bothered me (from a democratic standpoint) so I thought I’d elicit your thoughts on the matter.
Happy Stacking and may the Skeet be with you. :)