# What is the proper procedure to handle a minor question edit mistake?

I recently saw where another person mistakenly edited a question so that instead of asking about modulo values of $$-1$$, it was now for $$1$$. This mismatched the title & the rest of the text, so it was fairly obvious. I wasn't sure if I should do a rollback, which would remove other useful parts of the change (as well as I'm not sure what other consequences a rollback would cause), so I instead just edited it myself to fix this.

My question is if I did the right thing and what is the best procedure for handling an issue like this? Although I suspect something like this would have been asked & answered before, I couldn't find anything. However, if it has been done before, please mark this as duplicate and point me to any such other questions. Thanks.

• Sounds like the right thing to do in that situation, although it might be beneficial to contact the asker to confirm that you are right in your theory. – Anadactothe Mar 1 '19 at 19:40
• @Anadactothe Thank you for your feedback. In this case, everything was consistent with the original text so it's very clear it was just a simple edit mistake. However, I believe that even if there was a potential typo by the OP, we still should try to avoid assuming this & just ask the OP instead of changing the text unless it is very obvious. Nonetheless, in other cases where it's not clear, I agree it makes sense for me to confirm my theory with the OP. – John Omielan Mar 1 '19 at 20:10