So I edited it, with the intention to make it better quality from the POV of a Google searcher landing on this page, but now my edit has been reversed by another user, who thinks that since some of the answers are referencing the overly verbose text, it should be in the old form.
Since I'm not sure if the kinds of editing I made are encouraged or discouraged here, I want to ask the community.
This is how the question looked after I edited it:
I have a string that contains Cyrillic text, but it is encoded in the CP-1251 Windows code page.
How can I convert that string to UTF-8?
This is how it looks now (without my edits) - How to convert a string from CP-1251 to UTF-8?
I just found this in the StackOverflow blog (thanks Shog9):
It is OK to edit a question to make it more general. With the power of editing comes the power to take someone’s selfish, very specific question, and edit it a little bit until they’re asking the more general question that hundreds of people encounter. For example, if someone asks, “I set up a web server at home but I can’t access it from work,” it’s OK to rewrite the question as, “What things should I check when a web server running at home is not visible on the Internet?” In fact, sometimes selfish, stupid questions of the “do my homework” variety can be easily edited into a form where the answer will provide an extremely valuable resource for the internet at large.