And after reading above two links, I understood that there are set of rules/guidelines which one should abide/follow while editing a Question or an Answer over all meta network sites. And these are separately documented on each network site , for instance here as well.
Now please see this situation, I have received Review rights [Custodian] recently as I moved to 500+ reputation few weeks before and as I was trying to explore the new privilege thus helping new users while they answer or ask question.
Now, when you do this, you see the below guidelines:
After reading this I got an immediate impression on how can I contribute, and I made this edit, in this if you see the original answer and the guidelines in above screenshot then:
- Vote up or down to rate the answer's helpfulness ( Though answer was making a point but failed to relate to OP.So, I can't vote up)
- Edit to improve the answer's appearance, clarity, or accuracy (That's the best option I had and I did this).
- Comment to leave constructive feedback for the author, or vote up existing comments (This was the 3rd in hierarchy and for this particular scenario I thought its better to edit rather a comment, so that First timer will learn from the edited answer & he'll know how to answer on SO. Personally, I also learnt same way).
- Flag to notify the moderators of serious problems (Not applicable)
Same way for this edit: if you see I amended the label of the question which will help other to search this question as well as added exception in the question which was there in comments so that it is spread widely. Yet this is rejected.
My take on this:
As I went through other answers to similar question, I came to know that edits should be done as per these guidelines (when you got 2000+).
However, for a first timer 500+ (Custodian badge) the first impression we get are on above (screenshot) review guidelines. And when it is reviewed by senior members of SO then then they take these guidelines in context and resulting in rejected edits.
Thus, I think rules/guidelines should be made in sync at both the places for all the meta sites.
Looking for more opinions, please advise.