I was skimming through new questions, such as this one. I suggested an edit I couldn't make myself. The OP made the change, but added it in as "EDIT: Thing X means blah". Is there ever really any point in adding an "EDIT" to the question? My arguments for not doing this are:
- This functionality is already built-in to the system. When you click the "edited Y mins ago", you will see exactly what was changed and by who.
- It's confusing for people who come to the question and look at it for the first time.
- It's everyday business. Edits happen (and/or should happen?) all the time.
Right now, I'm trying to understand if there's a counter argument I may have missed. If not, I'd like to encourage other users to remove things marked with "EDIT", and incorporate the information nicely into the question.
Or maybe this has already been discussed somewhere? I think this could be seen as a similar thing such as removing unnecessary thanks, or adding an initial at the end of the post, and so on.
EDIT: Corrected "an" to "and" in the first bullet point.