PixelMaster's answer to this question about deferring level-ups went through a suggested edit review. Other than adding a hyphen (changing 'no go' to 'no-go'), every single proposed edit replaced the original use of "his", gendering an unknown DM, with the singular 'their'.
Two reviewers accepted the suggested edits; one rejected them, adding the comment "No improvement whatsoever. The use of the masculine pronoun in this case is perfectly acceptable English."
Personally, I try to use a nongendered term unless a gender is specified or relevant. But if PixelMaster does not, I would favor preserving their (sic) original text rather than editing what I consider a stylistic choice, not a grammatical mistake. Our editing policy states:
When should I edit posts?
Any time you feel you can make the post better, and are inclined to do so. Editing is encouraged!
Some common reasons to edit are:
- to fix grammatical or spelling mistakes
- to clarify the meaning of a post without changing it
Is changing unnecessarily gendered terms to gender-neutral ones considered to be fixing a grammatical mistake? Clarifying the meaning?