I disagree: I appreciate(d) the syntax edit(s) made to my posts. Spelling and mechanics edits are more an overreach.rainwarrior wrote:Absolutely inappropriate, though doing it silently would be even worse.tepples wrote:So were these "fairy was here" edits inappropriate?
I also disagree about thread splits: I like them. it's nicer if a new topic has a new thread, even if it wasn't originally started as one. It makes things harder to find. If threadsplits link the thread from which they were split, then the context is still available. (Moreover, the times I've requested a threadsplit, it was requested by Tepples that the posts be clearly one or the other, or it wasn't as good an idea: and it's not like he can split off half a post, except by just going in and editing it).
For instance, it feels weird to me that, say, that FDSstick? topic is titled something nontrivially related ("perfect sound on FDS without FDS"?), and therefore is harder to find.
Splits and edits should never be silent, though.
You already do that, frequently. And usually obviously not what they meant. It's usually funny, but a bit off-the-wall and sometimes not contributing to the topic at hand.tepples wrote: Should I take this as implying that it's polite to reply publicly to what a user said, even if I know it is not what the user meant?
It's a different issue from [silent] edits and from splits, though.