Some questions are edited as soon as they're posted on the trilogy. Instantaneously even.

It's as if they are pounced upon by a legion of editors and proofreaders, hungry dictionary and grammar wolves, baying at the gates ready to clean up and fix typos and formatting blocks.

Is there a dedicated band, full-time editors you may say, who help edit the posts on Stack Overflow?

  • For reference, it was Duran Duran.
    – random
    Feb 4 '10 at 23:13

Anyone over 2000 rep (only 100 rep if you're talking about Community wiki posts) with a desire to not have their eyeballs and sense of English assaulted.

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    you have demonstrated it completely by editing my question. :)
    – Benny
    Feb 4 '10 at 10:24
  • 3
    and I have demonstrated it by editing his! Feb 4 '10 at 10:31
  • Nothing left for me to demonstrate... :(
    – juan
    Feb 4 '10 at 13:03

As an aside, those who're editing will see the same message one sees when editing one's own post. The last point seems to be forgotten on meta every now and then... ;-)

How to Edit

► fix grammatical or spelling errors
► clarify meaning without changing it
► correct minor mistakes
► add related resources or links
► always respect the original author

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    The respect paid was in how much greater his question is now.
    – random
    Feb 4 '10 at 10:45
  • That's definitely true :-)
    – Arjan
    Feb 4 '10 at 11:00

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