In another question, I expressed my distress over editing a post only to be told at the end of the process that someone else have a more substantive edit and therefore my edit cannot be accepted. In that previous question, I took the algorithm as a given while trying to raise a discussion on the matter.
Well one fatal flaw in this algorithm is that if I just type a bunch of junk on the keyboard like
this registers as a better edit and will be accepted. Can we take a fresh look at what is considered the better edit and improve the algorithm so it is more fair to the 2 or more people trying to edit at the same time? Of course, not trying to game the system is always a good start.