I'd like to present a case related to Let me reward a good edit on my question/answer. If you close this as a dup to that, Ché Sera, Sirrah!
I submit that the three most valuable contributions to the sites, in descending order, are:
- Good Answers
- 'Rescue' edits
- Good questions
What do I mean by a 'rescue edit'? Very, very, frequently, an OP with a real question in his or her head writes a question that is nearly impenetrable to the audience. Perhaps their English is only so-so. Perhaps they are misusing a term.
Mostly, these questions just get closed. Or, sometimes worse, they attract a clutch of answers that make the problem worse.
From time to time, however, someone sees through the murk and edits to a comprehensible result. Often, the critical edit is a repair to the title.
Sure, one could design some complex badge criteria to try to specially recognize this. Would reputation be more consistent with the rest of the process? This leads to either some opportunity to vote edits, or another case (like an accepted answer) in which some set of circumstances leads to rep.
Any chance, team?