I'm a new user so I'd rather ask here before changing anything...
An answer I posted yesterday, which included a link to a Google translation of an article in Spanish, was edited to make the following changes:
- Remove a "Google-translated article" warning note that I included.
- Remove a ":-)" smiley.
The edit summary was "formatting" (second edit).
Now, as I said I'm new to the site and maybe I haven't grasped the style yet, but I find this edit highly subjective and rather unnecessary... except for the reputation points / badges the editing user may have gotten for it.
So I wanted to ask: are those edits in line with some general policy for the site, and should I keep from including similar notes or smileys in future answers?