Suppose that there are disagreements about editing an answer. People with direct editing privilege, the post owner and the moderators, have different opinions about editing this post. So someone could edit, and the post owner remove it, someone edit again etc.

Of course discussing and providing reasoning for their edits is the good way, but with or without that, disagreements could remain and a "conflict" may continue.

Are there any rules for these cases? Has the post owner or the editors or the moderators more power on the content? Also is there anything relative to this into the CC* licence for the content here?


Initially I had a first part into this question, what is better to do as a reviewer when the same edit is approved and later rejected by post owner, but I don’t think now there is much into it, as a reviewer has the edit privilege, to edit directly or not to edit.

Also, I wouldn’t like to refer a specific case, I noticed as reviewer, where someone could insist on a change without finally providing reasoning, but more controversial cases. In general, I think the post owner has some more power for own posts.

  • Different opinions exist for this and that's why I posted this, to see them. And of course it always depends on the post, the answers, a lot of conditions. The fact is the moderators and the post owner have the final word. So besides opinions, I also ask what could happen finally, if a disagreement continues, what's the rule.
    – thanasisp
    Nov 26 '20 at 1:58
  • Since I know the post which you are referring (and others may know it too, and I think it's OK you can add the link to the post here), if I were you I would approved that again, and once owner had rollback again (which xe did many times till now), I would flag it for moderator attention and I did flag it too. Nov 26 '20 at 11:15
  • Yes, that's reasonable, it always depends on the content. In the general case, I support the right of the poster to have some more power on it, but should provide some reasoning too. Also the specific case you correctly guessed is funny, isn't it, good hightlight :) Anyway I made this question really in general mostly, there could be many different cases in the future.
    – thanasisp
    Nov 26 '20 at 11:56
  • We've had a case like that. TL;dr: quality is taken as paramount over the opinion of any party.
    – Braiam
    Dec 5 '20 at 13:40
  • This example is related, thanks. I see and agree to the changes there. The general question is who defines quality and if there are written rules about that.
    – thanasisp
    Dec 8 '20 at 0:49
  • Also, if a low-quality answer (assuming this is the opinion of many skilled people) has 0 votes, it seems that it doesn't matter. If it has 20 votes, then it matters. But these 20 votes go to the existing low-quality. I mean, this is a XY problem, the real issue for these cases is what are the criteria of people voted/recommended this answer :)
    – thanasisp
    Dec 8 '20 at 0:52

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