Every now and again, I see some old content that could use an obvious edit. This might be something as simple as some bad spelling or grammar that made its way through, or a series of questions that have been improperly tagged.
My instincts are to go through and fix them, but I hesitate, and often leave them alone. While I want to make the relevant changes to the older questions, I do not want to needlessly bump a bunch of old questions to the top of the board. In the cases I am talking about, there are multiple questions that need fixing, in the multiples of 5 or 10.
I was under the impression that any edit to a question would have this effect, however, recently I have noticed minor edits that do not
This leads me to my proposition. A "Quiet Edit" check box that can be ticked when making any appropriate edits. By ticking the box, we identify that the question is being edited for general quality control, but should not be pushed to the front of the queue. A quiet edit could also imply that edits we have made to closed questions should not elect them for reopening.
The option could be only made available to high-reputation users, if we are worried that it would lead to a whole bunch of low-quality new-user content flying in under the radar. Quiet edits would still behave identical to normal edits in every other way.
Perhaps I am misunderstanding the current edit process. Perhaps there is already a tool available I am not using, or I am otherwise misinterpreting the weight required in an edit to push the question to the top of the board. I thought it might be a good idea to see what general feedback I could get about this.