Should ‘Hi’, ‘thanks’ and taglines and salutations be removed from posts?
Editing others' posts - general etiquette
Is it OK to edit a correct answer for fullness instead of answering?
I've actually come across this scenario twice:
I stumble across a question for which I want to know the answer, say I'm looking for information about an obscure error message. The original poster has already accepted an answer.
Now although my question is similar to the poster's, the accepted answer failed to resolve my question completely. It mentions one possible cause of the error. (It did at least point me in the right direction). I eventually find a solution to my problem (I found an additional cause for the same error message), and rather than posting another answer to the question, I edit the accepted answer appending my findings at the end.
Obviously there's no rule book for when its appropriate to edit another's post so consensus opinion is the most I could hope for.
What is and isn't acceptable reasons for editing another user's post? I'll take the liberty of listing some of the "givens".
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