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Reviewing suggested edits I find several that seem to add some useful facts to an answer. Should I reject these as invalid or incorrect or radical edits? I am not asking which of the reasons to choose. I want some guidance on what changes should be accepted.

Examples:

https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/3946262 adds information for other browser types.

https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/3946315 describes how to handle an additional set of results.

https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/3946389 adds a line to

All of the above have been rejected. I skipped them to see what happened.

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All of them should be rejected. They are all adding/changing the content of the post, the intended meaning of the author. That is not appropriate for an edit. (Unless the post is Community Wiki.)

The intent of edits is to allow readers to more effectively understand the authors original intent. They are not there to change the author's intent.

If someone wishes to provide entirely separate information they can do so either through a comment (in the hopes that the author decides to incorporate the information into the answer) or if the information is sufficiently valuable, a new answer can be posted that answers the question, but also includes whatever additional information is desired.

  • Your words @Servy "The intent of edits is to allow readers to more effectively understand the authors original intent" are very helpful, as is the rest of your answer. – AdrianHHH Jan 31 '14 at 15:59

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