Here have been a few puzzles lately with "mistakes" in them that on any other site, the right thing to do would be to edit and fix. Here on puzzling, not only does the author undo the help, in some cases there are angry comments objecting to the edits.
- A tfel tfel deer rebus hinges on unwiling
- Where am I? A scene of death used an image of text which on any other site would be replaced with text in a heartbeat
Is this ok? I don't think so. "I never make mistakes" is a ridiculous claim, but even if it were true, nobody should be expected to memorize which question-posers are perfect.
I'd like to see a policy for askers that if their mistakes are deliberate they just rollback the edit and refrain from criticizing the edit or demanding the editor ask first. These angry comments are getting upvoted.
We could adjust the editing tips to explain that we're different, but a general "don't edit" seems wrong to me.