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AlgoRythm
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I bet this guy feels real fuckin helpful, editing not only the question, but literally every answer in the entire thread. His contributions include:

Capitalizing names.
Adding italics to links (Really, he took the time and clicked "edit" just to do that to an answer)
Adding the word "The"

The fact that people spend their time religiously doing this makes my head spin.

Also aren't these edits bad? the title should be in google speak (i.e. short and broken English) so that they can be found from a search engine. I'm sure SO has some rules about the title or something, but I feel like it would be better in google speak.

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  • 12
    Much of the SO moderatorship community is cancer.
  • 16
    ~~ Meanwhile at SORant ~~

    Oh come on.... Yet another prick has no idea how to write proper English. People are going to read his post, see it as a part of our community's face, and this _USER_ is making that face distorted again.

    Fuck it, I'm not getting paid enough to deal with all those morons. Fucking aliterates. Can't even properly write a name of the application - all lowercases. WHO THE FUCK DOES THAT!?!?
    WHY can't people learn how to use articles?!? There are only a few already and yet too many for every-fucking-one!

    Where does everyone go when they need answers? That's right, SO. What do they see when they open an answer? That's right, aliterate distorted shittext. What do they think of SO when they see it? You've guessed it right, they see SO as an aliterate distorted shitpage everyone who wants can take a dump at
  • 2
    Was going to disagree until you mentioned Google speak.
  • 2
    First rule of Management is that what gets measured gets done. SO sites have a badge for approved edits to posts. Hence...
  • 1
    All on christmas-fucking-day. Probably taking a break from his family saying shit like "eat dinner now" "presents so wonderful" with no grammar effort at all.
  • 2
    To get karma/points...
  • 4
    Meh, Google has been smart enough to understand semantics instead of literal words for a long time now.

    If you search "pink blossom tree" it understands you probably mean Prunus serrulata or Prunus cerasus -- and if I've have been playing a Minecraft modpack recently it tells me to go find Sakura trees in a plains biome.

    I also think it's nice to find well-written questions and answers when searching for problems, so I actually like the "community wiki" feature of Stack Overflow. I use it, respectfully, to edit people's questions and answers.

    The features I don't agree with are the off-topic/subjective and duplicate closings. Duplicates are often useful because multiple variations on the same theme can actually be helpful, and subjective Q&As like "what is the best way to..." can be super helpful as well.

    I think the Stack Exchange sites should rely more on democratic voting, with very light moderation, only removing spam/troll content.
  • 1
    I was taught on SO that you can get up votes for edits.
  • 4
    In some way he might even help that question get answers, as I believe well formulated questions are more likely to get a good answer. It shows that you have taken the time to properly format, and think about the question before posting.

    I get that @netikras’ comment is supposed to be ironic, though there is some truth to it. I’ve been a part of a few dev Facebook groups, and they are filled with extremely poorly formulated questions, and many people tend to get a bit annoyed about it.

    I get annoyed too when people ask me questions they didn’t even bother try to solve themselves first
  • 0
    @devs @bittersweet I'm not saying making the question legible is bad.

    I'm saying this man edited questions just to add a SINGLE comma.

    He literally edited every. Single. Question. And answer.

    Some big changes, sure. But a lot of incredibly trivial shit.
  • 1
    It even says in their guidelines not to edit if you only made a couple of language edits...
  • 1
    @devs exactly, I was in a fb group called python developers(or something like that), eventually I got so fed up with questions that have extremly poor grammar, and ontop of that it's often solveable with google or off-topic
  • 0
    @AlgoRythm I edit every comment I can, it's how I get karma. I am far too scared to post on SO because of possible heavy downvote, looking at older questions, it seems like a lottery on how the question will be received.
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