I found an answer that was helpful but had a syntax error in the path. I made the correction (so that the answer as-written would at least be accurate in this regard) and it got rejected apparently out of hand. I resubmitted the same correction (thinking perhaps that was in error) and again it was rejected:
This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should strive to preserve the goals of the post's owner.
- How does correcting an error in a system path deviate from the original intent of the post? It clearly wasn't intended to be incorrect or an example of a bogus path.
This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been written as a comment or an answer.
- What? The author crafted a fine answer, it just had a typo. This correction was made to fix a syntax error, not editorialize on it. (This was given as a reason in the first rejection as well).
I'm sure there are many spurious or bogus edits here that need to be filtered out on a daily basis, but it's as if nobody bothered to even read the corrections I submitted. This isn't my first time making edits on Stack Exchange - I like to contribute even in this small but useful way but it's demotivating when the most straightforward of corrections is summarily rejected.
As a side-note, I also corrected a hyphen ("per-user") because my original path correction didn't contain six or more characters. That was way down at the bottom of the priority list of Things to Bother Correcting but still, I bothered just to ensure the syntax error correction got submitted.