A while ago, I asked two questions on U&L. And because I was fairly new to bash (I still am), I mentioned the fact that I was a newbie each time. A bit in the hope to inform any respondents' answers and level of explaining.
Earlier this week, StackOverflow informed me that two of my questions had been edited. Normally, edits from experienced users are a good thing; they help make posts more readable, by fixing grammar or spelling mistakes, by adding formatting, or tags, or by helping with the wording. I was curious what I had missed, so I checked.
The only thing that the user - who has a lot of reputation points - had changed, certainly with the best intentions, was my reference to being a newbie.
I didn't quite understand why, however. After all, my questions had been
And I had added that information for a reason.
Now, if this were a wiki, I'd not have spent a second thought on this - but this isn't a wiki, and there is my name under those questions. So I feel like it should be me as the original author who sets the tone and style of my question. Which is why I rolled back the changes; In my opinion they only reflected someone's personal preference for a more factual style, after all.
The next day, the deletes were back.
Somehow, that feels like somebody is not respecting my wishes, and abusing their edit privileges to do it. (In my mind, you can edit other people's posts to help them express themselves better - but from my point of view, I don't think that's what happened. These edits didn't help. In any case, I am - as you can probably tell - a bit annoyed.)
So, long story short, how can I - as someone with hardly any reputation on U&L - respectfully ask someone with lots to please stop making that kind of edits to my questions? Is there an "internal message" functionality to get in touch?
Or am I missing a community rule that advocates certain styles aren't used?