Looking at the revision history for this question, there are two users who appear to have been going back and forth about the best way to edit a particular piece of the post (mainly, the formatting of the error text) by way of editing the post repeatedly.
While overall, I feel constructive editing is a good thing (I made an edit myself, which
has yet to be overturned was quickly shot down by Meta), is this too much? I also understand that nobody is perfect, so multiple amendments may happen from time to time. However, I see two problems with this particular situation:
Too many edits lead to an auto-wiki conversion, which in and of itself is not a bad thing, but were the question a very good one, the new user could potentially lose out on some very beneficial new user rep.
Both editors have missed multiple, more pertinent, grammatical errors on their multiple corrections.
As for the the formatting they seems to fixated on, I would be happy either way, and that's not what this question is about.
Rather, what should be done in response to the editors' actions? I admit, I don't recall ever running into this kind of situation before, but I've also never actively looked for it. I see three main options to be taken:
- Who cares?
- This is something too minor/localized to be of any consequence.
- I should just edit, ignore the previous edits, and walk away.
- This needs immediate action!
- I should flag something related to this question to alert a mod to the low-quality editing?
- I should make a comment on the question, hoping the editors will catch on. (likely not, but just throwing the idea out there...)
- I'm not sure...
- I should post a question on Meta letting others make the decision for me.
Obviously, I'm here now, but for next time, what should one do in this situation?