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Aug 9 '13 at 19:23 comment added StephenTG @OldCheckmark Fair enough. Consider this answer more of my general stance on the issue rather than kevinarpe's specific situation.
Aug 9 '13 at 19:21 comment added Old Checkmark It is pretty obvious that the answerer made an unintended mistake (duplicate line and duplicate method call), so I don't think the suggested edit changes anything fundamental about the code or the post.
Aug 9 '13 at 19:19 comment added StephenTG @Gilles That's certainly a legitimate way of interpreting that, but the way I see it, fixing the code to make it actually work changes the fundamental meaning of the post. I see that recommendation as being intended to ward off comments about formatting or spelling. I wasn't sure if you got notifications of an edit or not, so I suppose that the answerer won't be unaware of your correction. However, they might still be unaware as to why you made the correction
Aug 9 '13 at 19:13 comment added Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' @StephenTG On the contrary, if there's something wrong with the answer and you can fix it, you should edit it and not comment. Comments are not recommended for (…) suggesting corrections that don't fundamentally change the meaning of the post; instead, make or suggest an edit. When should I edit posts? … To correct minor mistakes. The author of the answer is notified of the edit, by the way.
Aug 9 '13 at 13:38 comment added StephenTG @CodyGray Fair enough. However, if there's something wrong with the answer, I feel it's better to tell the answerer, so that they understand their mistakes, rather than just changing it and not telling them why it was wrong. I guess it's not quite the same as the whole "diagnosing the problem" issue, but it's a similar situation.
Aug 9 '13 at 7:02 comment added Cody Gray This is all true for questions, but not for answers. Your rationale about "diagnosing the problem" isn't even applicable to answers. Answers shouldn't need their problems diagnosed, they should be complete and appropriate solutions to the problem. If they are missing something, or there has been a mistake made, that should be improved by an edit.
Aug 8 '13 at 14:54 history answered StephenTG CC BY-SA 3.0