This question got me thinking: what edits, suggested or "full," are generally welcome in our community?
The reason for this question is that I see lots of edits that change ("correct") an author's position/solution.
Or this edit by yetanothercoder (I don't have suggestion number for it)
In some of these cases editors might be arguably correct, but I always had the impression that you're not supposed to change an author's statement (CW excluded). You can leave a comment, and if author persists in being wrong, it's his problem. You don't fix every answer on SO to be the right one.
Yet, such suggestions are not only made, they are routinely approved by long-term users.
So, am I getting it wrong? Are we drifting to default CW mode?
PS. According to the edit privilege page (which is linked for users suggesting edits too), you should edit any time you feel like it.