Recently, while reviewing suggested edits, I noticed that the answer editor added a link to some other answer (which is fine) but the link was not in generic* format but in personalized* format.
Thanks to that change, the post editor may easily gain Announcer, Booster, or Publicist badges (especially on frequently view posts). Personally I consider adding personalized* links in edits to be cheating i.e. trying to gain some rewards (badges) with no additional effort, say, of answering the question.
Is there any recommended approach to that kind of edits? Shall we reject the edit or improve it by replacing personalized link with the generic ones?
Do you share my opinion or you consider that behaviour acceptable?
By generic URLs I understand URL format as follows:
By personalized URL I understand URL format as follows: