Suppose it's not community wiki?


As stated by the FAQ: Once you have 2000 rep, you can edit other people's posts.

EDIT: or if you are a moderator.

  • I'm talking about answer,not question. – Shore Oct 3 '09 at 18:07
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    an answer is also a post – fretje Oct 3 '09 at 18:08
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    It applies to questions and answers. – Ben S Oct 3 '09 at 18:09
  • Of course, there's still an audit trail anyway :) – MartW Oct 3 '09 at 20:02
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    What moderator does not have 2000 rep? – deleted Oct 3 '09 at 20:54
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    @Isaac moderators of small sites – Jader Dias Oct 3 '09 at 21:11
  • meta.stackoverflow.com/users/2/Geoff-Dalgas doesn't have very much rep, but is still a moderator. ( He is one of the guys that works on the code base. ) – Brad Gilbert Oct 4 '09 at 0:27


(I am assuming this is a 'moral' question and not a 'technical' question.)

And I've done it before.

Example: Correcting someone's code so that it at least compiles, etc. Not in the heat of the responses, but I came along weeks later and the answer answered my own question, co I copied the code. It did not work, lacked private modifiers, etc. So I fixed it.

This is all in the spirit of SO.

There is a line where one could go to far, like trivial edits, which is a full on topic here on MSO.

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