In Do we care about edit flooding? Should we be doing anything?, Jeff Atwood mentioned:
Edits should be reasonably substantive -- trivial edits have all the negatives but almost none of the positives. For example, the 6 character guideline we use for suggested edits is a good starting point.
However, it seems to became a habit for some users (and I do feel like helping, but am afraid that it's going to make the problem I see on the other hand much worse) to re-upload large batches of images to
stack.imgur in order to prevent future image rot.
Now, a rule to good content I recently learned is to go for quality instead of quantity; avoid trivial stuff...
However, preventing image rot is there to maintain quality but it happens with quantity. So, it's kind of an exception to what I recently learned; it does feel trivial on one hand, although some titles/tags/content are sometimes corrected along the way.
Whenever I'm around, I see an edit flood all over the front page. But it feels like this is getting annoying, and I'm starting to wonder if it's leading people away from our site. Too much edit flooding can never be good. Of course the person in question is trying to do good; been there, done that with my earlier top question title edits.
Now, those edits are heavily supported on chat and I would even like to jump in and help. But, all I would do is make the flood of edits on the front page much worse; should we be have an automatized system that automatically silently uploads everything to
If not, can we get something like the interesting tab on Stack Overflow that doesn't lay so much focus on edit floods? It has proven to work there; so, why wouldn't it work on a site like Super User? I've heard volume once before, but I could say that the Super User side is heavily visited these days and should thus be enough to fit the bill of a (perhaps improved) interesting tab.
/flair/) that might be dynamically updated; but I doubt if posts containing such images are really of any use...