Edit flooding is the term I'm using for when a single user (or small group of users) perform a lot of edits in a small space of time and effectively take over the front page - pushing a lot of new content away.
A few minutes ago, the front page was filled end to end with edits by one of our top editors. This is a bit of two-edged sword because the edits are all good and so are appreciated, but at the same time we are pulling eyes away from the new content on the site and making it potentially a little bit harder for new questions to get answers. Admittedly, the problem is pretty quick to self-heal, but some questions could still be slipping under the radar because of this.
Do we care about flooding caused by good edits?
(I'm talking direct edits here, not suggested, but consider that many of these could be to "old" questions)
Should it be discouraged? Or ignored?
If discouraged, how should we be doing so without discouraging the editors from doing their good work?