I make many edits. I'm not necessarily looking for an acknowledgement (although it would be nice), but I think it would be great if at least, I could see metrics relating to edits.
What I'd really like however, is to see some way of determining whether or not the edit was a "quality" edit.
What does that mean? I would say that the following contributes to a quality edit:
- Corrects punctuation, spelling, grammar
- Re-tags which identify the question more accurately
- Applies formatting to make more readable
- Adds links to specific resources which are relevant (I'd go so far as to remove bare links and apply them to the appropriate areas of text)
Obviously, it's open to interpretation, but I think that starting in some direction to identify this is a good idea (it would also help when it comes to moderator elections).