A warning: This is feedback. My question is mostly rhetorical.
I would like to state that I feel insulted and demeaned when another user edits my lovingly-crafted question or answer, removing elements of tone they judge to be superfluous. (Such as politeness, courtesy, or words intended to make new users feel welcome to the community.)
I can understand why we might want to give ourselves the ability to remove bad advice, spelling and grammar errors, or content intended to abuse others.
But when another user feels it is their duty to make a value judgement about my tone - removing anything welcoming or conversational about it - five seconds after I post an answer... then what kind of a world have we created for ourselves?
Is this what we want? To encourage our users not to contribute to these communities, but to attack the contributions of others?