I'm new to reviewing edits on SO and I'm conflicted about approving or rejecting formatting-only (or mostly) edits like this one or this one. Personally, I'd like to approve any edit that improves the post, even if it's just a couple of words.
I've read Are edits that only change formatting in text appropriate? and Why isn't a format only edit allowed? and SO doesn't accept edits that only address formatting and they are leading me to be more permissive in accepting edits when the edits cover all the obvious problems with the post, but I don't feel they give a full (and consistent) explanation of the rationale behind this. So my two-fold question:
- What is the benefit and purpose of rejecting edits as too minor?
- What is the harm in accepting formatting-only edits?