I was going through this question and trying to edit it. Personally I felt following part of the question is unnecessary:
One man...is curious what trailer originated this phrase. But to find out...he's going to have to ask a question...on Movies and TV SE.
I think it can be simply rephrased to:
Which trailer originated this phrase?
essentially reducing the unnecessary clutter from the question.
This and a similar edit was rejected twice. First, by OP and Community saying:
This edit did not correct critical issues with the post - view the revision history to see what should have been changed
Second by OP again saying
My wording is meant to be humorous and this edit diminishes the humor and does not increase clarity or accuracy.
Subtle humor is fine I guess. Again what is called subtle and what is called clutter can be subjective. Personally I prefer keeping minimum and to-the-point details in the questions on any SE site. The same was discussed in a very old discussion on Meta SE. A general consensus was - the editor should remove such clutter from the question.
Are we following the same guidelines while editing questions?
- If no, should we follow them?
- If yes, how do we inform the user/OP about such guidelines encouraging to edit the details herself. One obvious way is to comment of course. If others edit the question it's quite possible that a user (especially new users) will reject/rollback the edit.
I feel this is an important question. I say so because users who are unaware of such guidelines (if any) will definitely get annoyed thinking in his head - Hey what's the big deal? It's just couple of sentences? or stop being an ass and stop editing my question.