There's recently being a question on our main site which was excessively edited back and forth. The issue was an obvious typo: "now a days" instead of "nowadays".
While I approve editing typos, I think this typo shouldn't be edited as in that case the typo was the reason for asking that question. This typo is significant for the relevance and validity of the question.
I see two possible solutions:
- Either we fix the typo immediately and close the question (as not being an actual question).
- Or we do not fix the typo and answers can address the issue.
There might be more alternatives, so any further recommendations are welcome.
Both solutions I suggest do have some disadvantages. The main problem with the second approach has been seen in the linked question, as people were editing the question more than once in order to address the typo and other (like me) performed a rollback, as typo edits invalidated the question itself and most if not all answers and comments.
Good thing, by locking a post we can prevent these edits.
I would vote for approach 2 and locking the question early.
This, however, is just my opinion on that matter. I'd like to see what other thinks and that we find a solution so we can handle this in future in an appropriate way.
Note, this question does not address typos that are irrelevant to the question. An example of an irrelevant typo:
Why is the verb in the subordinate clause not in the last position?
"Ich habe ein Frage, denn ich verstehe des Problem nicht."
These kind of typos has been addressed in another Meta-Question. In this particular discussion here, I'd like to focus on typos of significance to the question.