Generally when I want to make an edit to my question, if it is not something essential to the question itself, I add it denoting that it is an edit. Just like this:
Edit: Extra information.
I am asking this because of the conversation that I got into with Robert Harvey after he edited my question and someone else's answer because we denoted our edits with "Edit:". He deleted all the comments after explaining his perspective in more than one comment, so I can't point you to that conversation, that's another story (in the end he was nice enough to supply the deleted comments though.)
Rober Harvey's perspective:
- Everything is contained in Edit History, so no need to denote edits.
- If you consider all your questions and answers as small blog-posts, then you wouldn't add "Edit:" to the end.
- Question sentences should be in the end of the question text. If you add an edit and do not denote it, then it will be ambiguous what exactly the main question is.
- I like seeing how the question evolved. Most of the time the edits are not essential to the question.
- Against his blog example, I would use that in a blog post too. For example, if I have written about a certain version of a technology and there are some changes in a newer version, I'd rather just add an "Edit" to tell the reader how it changed and keep the original post.
I can understand if that is not ok for everyone, but I feel this is a personal preference and shouldn't be edited.
What is your take on the matter? How do you handle your edits?
And is this something that begs for an edit?