I came upon a question, where the asker referenced the rules incorrectly (the question in general was also rather hard to follow). Later on someone edited the question and formatted the incorrect reference as a quote.
I tried to help out and edited the question, so that it included the correct quote now. I was then told that I was just confusing the asker further by meddling with the question.
I am of the opinion that leaving it incorrect will just make it harder to follow for anyone who might find the thread later on. We should help anyone with a similar question, so even though the OP could be surprised by the changes, this way other people will not be misdirected by incorrect quotations.
So, am I in the wrong here? Should we leave it up to answers to clarify the relevant rules?
- leave an incorrect reference as it is
- delete the reference
- edit and correct it?