Recently an old question that I had posted was edited (by someone with sufficient privilege to do so). They didn’t leave a comment, so I only became aware of this when I noticed it high on the list.
One edit was valid (a spelling mistake) but the other were gratuitous subjective typographical changes, merely reflecting the sytlistic preferences of the person making the edits. One removed an italic I was using for emphasis and the other put a full-stop outside of the parentheses the sentence was in (which ‘correction’ is against most house styles — I would say wrong).
I was annoyed.
I was also annoyed that I hadn’t been notified automatically.
Should I have received an automatic notification that I somehow missed? If not, surely it should be SE policy to inform authors of edits so they can check for damage etc.