I used to edit titles fairly aggressively: it seems like titles such as "Can't compile foo" are rather useless, whereas "What could be the sources of error 24b9c7 when compiling using gcc-penguin" are potentially much more useful. However, since discovering that it takes multiple reviewers to approve edits, I started to hold off. The same goes for other tasks which one might or might not think are worth an edit:
- Improving subjects (see above)
- Fixing broken formatting (numbered lists, code, etc)
- Fixing code indentation
- Fixing a misplaced code line or two (not formatted as code, but more minor)
Should I assume that some 2K user will come along and edit for things of that sort, or that it is OK for some thinks to go unedited, or should I do these sorts of edits knowing that I'll be forcing multiple people to look and approve edits?
CLARIFICATION EDIT: I am assuming that the edits to be made are useful, and would be accepted: indeed no edits of mine have been rejected so far, AFAIK (ok there was one exception). Also, for relatively recent questions on SO pushing to the top of the stack may not be a significant issue (though you might disagree). So I am reluctant to use "are my edits getting accepted?" as a criteria: fixing random capitalization is probably useful as a 2K+, but not so much as a <2K precisely because it ties up the reviewer's time (if we ignore the "push to top issues" that hjpotter92 brings up.)