Of late I have noticed quite a few minor edits being carried out by this "Ben" fellow. I'm not particularly sure if he's serious about his grammar or if he's just trying to make himself known by editing everyone's posts just so he can get his face on everything...

Is it a particularly bad thing to go around on a "serial-editing" spree? Should this madman be stopped?

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    Thank you for taking the time to fix broken windows
    – badp
    Oct 11 '14 at 14:17
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    Is this meant to be a joke? If not, then there should be no issue when editing other people's post as long as they are useful Oct 12 '14 at 1:19

As a general rule, the only bad thing that happens when you edit a post is that the post becomes the newest post. If someone edits fifty posts in a row, then it obscures the actual new questions and answers from getting the reviews they deserve.

So, edit new posts aggressively. They are already on the front page, and a good fix now may save them from a later edit when it would be less appropriate. Don't be scared to edit older posts but try to avoid doing a bunch of them at once. You can always save some edits to do tomorrow.

I kind of think that you knew all this, but I figured that I'd set out my understanding of the community consensus for people to opine.

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