I've so far been very impressed with Stack Overflow's unique review system, which has been a marked improvement on most any other.
Yet, I got banned for reviewing... What I think happened was that non-native English speakers, who don't care about grammar, were online at the time and were fed my suggested edit, and didn't care - or thought my edits were insignificant or meaningless. Yet I am certain that any native English speaker would accept them.
I guess this is a suggestion for improving the review system - by introducing more grammar-type tests, or checking peoples' first languages, all things that could result in better readability and comprehension, which would add value to the community as a whole. Is there a discussion or effort to improve the review system that I should be aware of, or could consult?
Furthermore, should I just give up and leave, or if I was to keep trying to improve things, what would be my next step - considering that I am banned, purely for adding punctuation and fixing pronouns?
I find myself wondering - is it just me, or has the community here changed? I used to feel welcomed and taken seriously and got friendly interactions. Now I just get downvotes and hate. Almost everyone is responding to my own personal record here. While that's what enticed me to ask the question, that is not my question. My question quite clearly asks an open ended question - and that is: Is the review system broken? Are people being asked to review before they are ready?
To add to that: Has the community here changed, markedly?
To speak to those responding to my personal record, why has nobody cared to formulate a proper response Stack Exchange style, pointing me to, perhaps, the Stack Overflow Style Guide - which I've never noticed a pointer to. Or perhaps explained to me how Stack Exchange is not the appropriate place to discuss this and pointed me to the place that is?
Or perhaps helped me find a potential duplicate - but it's not because I'm asking a different question - although it does sketch some background: Is it appropriate to edit a question for grammar / style / formatting?
Also, I can tag on a third question, to which a pointer would be appreciated: Is it part of the Stack Exchange community goals to grow its community? If so, what kind of people do they want to grow it with? Because right now I'm sure I'm not on the list, and this does not feel like a welcoming environment to refer anyone who is at all sensitive, to, anymore.
Also, relevant: Do I need to ask my question better, or clearer? It seems so. Can anyone recommend a style guide, or something I can refer to to review my questions? Or maybe it has been there, but I've been blind to it - like Terry Pratchett in his later years, who could not see objects when they were right in front of him. Perhaps people with mental disabilities are not welcome here, either.
Or I have another hypothesis: Herd think. Someone sees a downvote, and just pushes the downvote button - maybe there's a reason Reddit hides the score for the first day or more?