Community♦ user edit: How does it know what to edit?
Those of us who hang around StackOverflow a bit have probably seen unanswered questions getting bumped by Community, the moderator bot who describes itself thusly:
Hi, I'm not really a person.
I'm a background process that helps keep Stack Overflow clean!
I do things like
Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention Own community questions and answers so nobody gets unnecessary reputation from them Own downvotes on spam/evil posts that get permanently deleted
So how/why is a moderator bot editing questions for technical content? - like this one, and leaving a comment in my inbox:
the formula given here which matches the CUDA programming guide describes a ROW major order, not a column major order
which, incidentally is incorrect.
I don't much care about reverting a bogus edit, but I do care when the bogus edit is coming from a "moderator bot" or someone who owns or has taken control of the bot.