I had recently asked a question on Stack Overflow and a few people had edited my question which was distorting the information provided by me. How can I restrict a post to be edited by others?
Q. How can I restrict a post to be edited by others?
Also, if you feel that a lot of other users are editing your posts inappropriately, then you can raise a custom flag on that post to a moderator, explain the moderator very clearly what is going on, and if the moderators thinks that there is some wrong editing going on, they can lock your post, so that no more edits would be allowed to it.
Q. a few people had edited my question which was distorting the information provided by me.
I feel that in your case, I'm guessing you're referring this question, the edits were made just to make your post a bit more readable. Agreed that they weren't great edits, but none of it seemed to distort the information provided by you.
The thing with the backslashes is that the very first version of your question itself had the backslashes. They just brought it to the limelight while formatting the question. Click on the source link on the first version in the history of that question and you can see the question as a raw text. It already had the backslashes.
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