Continuing the discussion from Add the Ability to “View Source”:
[quote=“Jeremy, post:3, topic:1736, full:true”]There’s already an edit button for appropriately-privileged users. The same location could be replaced with the “view source” button for users who can’t edit, like on Wikipedia. But I agree with @jpeg: this would be a rarely-used feature, and not worth cluttering most user’s interfaces with.
I think that Stack Exchange’s behaviour is perhaps the best: you can almost always view the source of a post by attempting to edit it, because any user can suggest edits. So the button is always serving its primary purpose, at least potentially; it’s not replaced with a less-useful button. Allowing suggested edits here would solve this problem, but deciding whether to do that is really another topic.[/quote]
It’s obviously not as important here as on Stack Exchange, but Discourse could also benefit from “suggested edits” feature that allows users to suggest edits to other’s posts at a lower trust level than is required to edit directly. This would reduce noise that could otherwise be caused by users pointing out typos and other minor mistakes in posts.
Because post ownership is a lot tighter here, edits should probably only be able to be approved by the post owner and moderators. Perhaps we could also allow highly-trusted users, but I want to be careful not to dilute post ownership, so users should be very hesitant to approve edits on others’ posts (i.e. edit approval/rejection votes on regular posts should NOT be incentivized like they have been on Stack Exchange.).