This happened to me in Super User and this basically a re-post. I re-posted here since this could happen here as well. Feel free to delete the question if this topic has been already answered or found unnecessary.

I know there should be minimum 6 character altered during editing somebody's question. But what about the edits below in picture. Is it irresponsible editing or misuse of power of editing? Can somebody explain me this?

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    out of interest, as this happens very often and I have no clue why, where did you get the idea to use backticks for formatting individual words this way? Commented Feb 17, 2014 at 13:31

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Backticks which make text appear like this are not a formatting option. They're not meant to emphasize text, they are meant to be used for inline code or commands like e.g. ls -a *.txt or similar things.

The original post misuses the backticks, they appear to mark completely random words without any purpose. The edit corrects this, which is a completely valid edit in my opinion.


Is it irresponsible editing or misuse of power of editing?

No it's not irresponsible editing,he removed the hyphen's and also he changed small letter w for Windows to capital letter.Windows is an OS so it must start with a capital letter.

And also there is no 6 letters limitations for the Users who are above 2000 reputations.Even a single character edit would be applied.

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He does this edit for post improvement.

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