I've fixed a misspelling of OSX El Capitan in an older post, why was it rejected?
I've posted the question and the answer below to share my thoughts and get community feedback on the action taken.
While there is nothing wrong as such with the edit (it did fix a minor issue in the post) it's worthwhile to keep the following in mind:
- There are significantly bigger issues with this post than the misspelling of the name of OSX 10.11. As written the question and the problem it describes are rather hard to understand. So if you already have the editor open, why not go the full way and also improve the readability of the post as such?
- Any edit on a post will bounce the question back onto the front page. So if you edit an old post please make sure it's not only worth the edit in itself but also that fact that it pushes a more recent question off the front page.
- Any edit done by users below 2000 points of reputation is placed into the review queue for suggested edits and reviewed by several high-rep users. As above, while I'm sure we have enough high-rep users to avoid a huge burden regarding the suggested edit reviews, make their time spent on the review of an edit a time well-spent
So in this case I choose to reject the edit as "doing harm", even though the harm was primarily to the review system and the users doing the review, and not so much on the post itself.