I've been doing quite a few edits in stackoverflow, and had pretty much 0 rejected so far.
Some of my edits target redundant text that is simply noise. For example:
- "Thanks a lot."
- "Please help."
- "Hope that helps."
In my opinion above text contributes nothing to the actual post, and removing it would save a small (or even tiny) amount of reader's time.
However, my first edit on programmers.stackexchange was rejected because:
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.
Didn't my edit remove noise, that is, increase the info per time spent reading? Doesn't that make it "..even a little bit easier to read.." ?
Is there a flaw in my reasoning? Should I avoid such edits on this site?