good edit

good edit

A good edit is one that stands the test of time.

All editing is about getting good edits to "stick" and making bad edits to go away.

A good edit can be any of the following:

  • adds factual information that helps others develop and informed opinion concerning the issue at hand.
  • organizes content to make it shorter, easier to read, or more clearly organized.
  • one which strengthens a position
  • reorganizes or refactors a page according to wiki best practices
  • removes a bad edit

The "good"ness of an edit has nothing to do with whether you agree with the position taken or like the person taking it. Often a very good edit is one that makes a very unpopular position more understandable to those who disagree.

Please restore good edits wherever you see them, even if, ESPECIALLY IF, the author happens to be widely disliked.

See also: editor guidelines, guidelines,wiki etiquette, content over community, political wiki, troll-friendly, political bias