Some people attach images in their questions, even if these don't add any value in helping others to answer the question (example). Should these be edited?


I agree with Tylershads, if it’s nothing but hindering the question, remove it. However, in this particular instance I think it serves as a reminder of what The Joker’s makeup looked like, so it’s an ok image to have with the question. If it had just been a random picture from the movie that didn’t include the Joker then I could see removing or replacing it.

  • I agree too, like all edits of a question or answer you should respect the previous person's contribution and only remove if it is hindering the question. – iandotkelly Feb 27 '12 at 17:53

In general, I don't see a reason to edit the images out.

However, if they are completely off-topic pictures, for example, a picture of My Little Pony on a Matrix question, by all means edit out as it clearly does not belong. Also, if the question is rampant with pictures (read: 7 where only 1 is really needed) then again, feel free. But there is nothing wrong with a little visual aid of a scene, character and the such.

  • I am referring to cases where the image doesn't help at all, as in the attached example. That is, they don't serve as a visual aid. – tshepang Feb 27 '12 at 13:26
  • Can you explain specifically why it hurts the question? I honestly don't see much of a problem. – Tablemaker Feb 27 '12 at 13:38
  • One way to look at it is what value does it add?. Anyways, my response above had more to do with your justification... visual aid. – tshepang Feb 27 '12 at 13:40

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