As a follow-on to the following question, I have a concern.
The pre-canned response did not indicate that it was a pre-canned response.
This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible. Changes are either completely superfluous or actively harm readability.
Based on the reject reason, I kind of felt personally insulted. I read the pre-canned response, and assumed that it was something that the user had typed as a reason to snub my edit. While some part of it may have been accurate, it WAS a superfluous edit. My attempted edit was to try to salvage a "software recommendation" question, which would have rightfully been closed and destroyed, into an on-topic question. I was snubbed. Let's set aside that two of three reviewers siding with my edit. (kudos for that) That one refusal looked like a personal (based on content) refusal, and it did not indicate that the reason was pre-canned.
I've been told in the past that I should try to salvage software recommendation questions into problem/solution questions. Was I misinformed? Or have some other people missed the memo?
If a person had actually typed that kind of response to my edit, I would be 10x times more reluctant to make any edits ever again.
This is NOT some impression that should be being pushed on willing editors to questions.
If the reason had indicated that it was a pre-canned bit of text, I wouldn't have felt some personal rejection. I would have looked at it and if the edit rejection had succeeded, I would have looked at it and said, "Meh. The user is a moron that asked for a software recommendation. I was misguided to try to salvage it. I'll know better in the future."
This is NOT the lesson that question editors should be learning.
Should obviously pre-canned rejection texts at least clearly indicate they are as such so that editors don't give up because they feel they're being actively snubbed?
Honesty being one of my hallmarks, I'd have to say that if some potential editors see some of the precanned retorts there's a probability that if they think it is personal, they'll say, "Fine. They don't want my help. Screw 'em."
Just my perspective, I could be mistaken.