A few hours ago a user posted Let's clean up low-quality posts with profanity on Stack Overflow. The premise of the discussion was to remove the word Damn from posts as it is considered profanity. However, the community, by method of voting, disagreed with the premise of this post.
However, in the meantime, I was alerted today to a set of edits on Super User which consisted of removing the word Damn from posts referring to a product, funnily enough named Damn Small Linux. Considering this is what the product is called, and it is a widely accepted name, editing all these posts is counter productive and also doesn't help with driving Google traffic for the product to Super User.
This is not the first time, a change is suggested on Meta, and immediately we have users that start a campaign to implement this as policy, long before it is actually agreed to be implemented by the majority of users.
It was suggested by some members of the community that there should be a way to revoke edit rights to prevent abuses like this, however I feel this may be a bit harsh.
Is there, if any, a way to prevent these type of policy changes to take effect without agreement? These edits bumped questions to the home page unnecessarily, and therefore detracted attention from new questions?
Reversing them is simply a rollback, however this requires time and effort, and again unnecessarily bumps these questions to the home page.