This question currently has the title "What game is this from?" and an image with an
alt content of "enter image description here".
With this edit, I tried to add the only characteristic OP mentioned to the title (that the game is probably "an old Japanese arcade platformer"), and provided an alternative text for the image that’s not wrong (like the current one) and possibly useful.
The edit got rejected; not by OP, but by two reviewers (who seem to be experienced, according to their stats), both giving the reason
This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible. Changes are either completely superfluous or actively harm readability.
In my opinion, this reason does not apply:
- It makes it "easier to find" (
altare effective for SEO; but even for the internal search, having relevant keywords in the title makes this question easier to find)
- It makes it "more accurate" (the default
altvalue "enter image description here" is of course not accurate)
- It makes it "more accessible" (the
altattribute is one of the most important ways to help visually impaired users)
Furthermore, I think this edit shouldn’t have been rejected at all, especially because the title "What game is this from?" is not telling anything more than what the question’s tag game-identification conveys; it’s essentially clickbait (probably the reason why this question appeared in the SE hot list).