Motivating example: This suggested edit removes the name of a public figure (a mayor) accused of forging the signature of another councilmember on a bar receipt. It lists the mayor's full name (which I won't include here), the name of the other concilmember whose name was allegedly forged on the receipt, and an image of the receipt (all of which are removed by the edit). The names seem to be relevant to the question, but not essential, as the edited version is understandable.
At least before the edit, the Law.SE post was the first hit on Google Search for "[mayor's name] receipt."
Should such edits be approved? If so, under what circumstances?
- Is it relevant that the mayor is a public figure?
- Is it relevant that it discussed a matter of potential public concern?
- Is it relevant that the personal information was relevant to the question?