Was wondering what is the policy on SharePoint exchange for reviewing edits that only delete "thank you" or similar greetings/thanks in a question.
On the main site the common view that is to reject such edits as too minor. This seems to be based on the fact that similar edit often do not improve or resolve other problems the question may have and also cause clutter in the review quee. So, while removing thanks and such is wanted, the general consensus is that only editors with more than 2k rep should do that, so that such edits do not end up in the quee and in the end make reviewers lose time.
Now... here on SharePoint the quee is often empty. Should we follow the same view as above or we can just approve them since the query isn't so full that those edits will be a problem?
I am asking this because I have seen a trend in those days - thanks deletion only edits on the lose. Since users are almost always the same, I suspect that someone is performing a search for words like Hi an Thanks.... Should we just approve them and move on or start rejecting as for main site "policy"?
BTW, What made me post this question is a specific comment from Jeff on meta.
This is rather dangerous advice, given that users can gain +1000 rep from submitting trivial, meaningless suggested edits -- that takes time for two other users to read and approve. This is not a practice that should be encouraged. It's important that suggested edits be substantive. While "substantive" can be somewhat in the eye of the beholder, try to consider the value of your fellow users' time when evaluating suggested edits. Was this edit worth everyone's time? Did the person submitting the edit put a reasonable amount of effort into making the edit an actual improvement?