Stumbling over this quite a few times, I see people editing very-low-quality questions (most of them OffTopic or DoThatForMe-Stuff with really bad spelling and grammar), to turn them into not-at-the-bottom-of-very-low questions, but still worthy of downvoting/closing.

How do you handle such suggested edits? Should you approve them, or reject and flag the question?

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I evaluate the edits on their own merits. There is no reason to leave a question broken in one way just because it is broken in another.

And, of course, flag or down-vote as appropriate.

It seems that one of the concerns is that the bad questions get pushed up the queue when they are edited. I would suggest that that might be a good thing, as those questions come under further scrutiny of the community and that might prompt comments or votes which could help the OP improve.

  • On the other hand, fixing the grammar and spelling of a low-quality content question is rather like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Does it help the WPSE site/community that a question has proper spelling/grammar before it gets closed? Apr 15, 2014 at 16:49
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    +1 to answer. Edit might not have saved it, but edit was an attention and effort, which deserves recognition.
    – Rarst
    Apr 15, 2014 at 18:33

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