Lately I have been making small edits to posts to include quotes, references to the books, and links to online resources when a question does not include them. Some good examples of this are these two questions:
- Would webs catch fire if Fire Bolt is used on a creature inside of them?
- How do the stunned and unconscious conditions from an Illithid's Mind Blast interact?
In the first question I added a small quote directly relating to the effect of the spell the question was about, however also reworded the question slightly to make it more readable with this quote.
In the second question, I simply added a reference to the book material, and a link. Is a small edit like this okay? Or does it not add anything to the question as it already had a quote?
What I am concerned about is keeping the integrity of the original post, while also allowing future visitors the ability to find what it is they are referencing.
I've been looking through a few posts on here regarding this, however most of them simply tackle one aspect each of my question.
- Stance on using D&D Beyond for references? Talks about links vs book references
- Please consider using book references that will be understood internationally Talks about the difficulties of finding book references in other languages
My question is:
- Should posts be reworded to include quotes relating to the post, even if the post needs a slight rewrite to do so?
- Should we only include references to the books and online resources if the original post does not include a quote?
I want to try and avoid making insignificant edits to posts if only to add a reference, and keep the integrity of the original post instead of rewriting it to include a quote.