I had recently begun curatorial work here, to improve tag coverage for asset-pipeline
I had a number of edits rejected on the grounds they were not substantial.
(I actually have an edit ban for the next week)
This question regards minor grammatical edits and formatting, but not tagging.
I can understand that adding a tag is a tiny addition, in terms of change-delta.. but I'm seeking various perspectives on why it is a conceptually 'insubstantial' difference.
I'm coming at this from the side of a librarian — I want to see good categorization structure. Is there any way this can be considered in alignment with community policing standards?
Having learned much during my research of this, I think these are the important condensations of the issue:
- Editing 'minor' tags with < 2k reputation forces the use of site moderation resources, which is a waste.
- En-masse tagging is itself problematic, as it can flood the top-feed with these edited posts.
- Tag additions where the content already contains such keywords is less-substantial than removing a tag on a question where it is mis-tagged.
- No other edits can be made while yours is pending
- Excessive editing forces a question into the status of being a Community Wiki.