Here's an example: object copy visual studio error pop up: std::bad_alloc
Question was six minutes ago. Edit was labelled "format correction". By the time I Rejected it had already been approved.
Editor, three reviewers, myself so far involved. My involvement was effectively time wasted. Post has all original faults, plus now says Thank You! instead of Thank.
No benefit to the site. Editor gets some rep. Reviewers progress towards their badges. Anyone trying to improve things just spends time.
I've been dipping back into the Edit Reviews queue over the past couple of days.
Nearly everything I have seen is on questions (mostly) or answers where the ink has not even had a chance to dry on the original.
Given that OP can change to their hearts' content without chewing-up reviewers' time, shouldn't the OP be doing changes at this point whilst they are still remotely aware of what they have posted?
If the OP is still around, I leave a comment. Might it be possible for the site to conceive of some way that if an attempt is made to edit (by <2k user) within x-amount-of-time that OP has (approximately) been seen, then instead of getting the chance to change the answer they are prompted to leave a comment relating to their suggested edit?
Not one of these edits I've seen today have corrected everything in the post, even.
Yes, when approaching 2,000 (OK, just over 1,800 or so) I sat on the new questions list searching for "thanks". We don't get many questions in our little corner. I did, however, change everything I could see in those posts. But this edit-as-soon-as-you-see-it is coming from users with all rep levels, and they are picking-and-choosing what they change.
I know we should edit to improve, but isn't it best if OP has first crack at it?
The FAQ says:
When should I edit posts?
Any time you see a post that needs improvement and are inclined to suggest an edit, you are welcome to do so.
If invited to edit and the OP shows no interest, perhaps it can also be an indication of the quality of the question and effort put in already that they are prepared to commit to resolving their problem?