Since I joined this community, I've noticed many edits which seem to be trivial and not helpful enough to this community. The edit guidelines on ELL's help center clearly states that "tiny, trivial edits are discouraged".
For example, the second edit of the linked question, Article usage before “historical”, changes only formatting and deleted "Thanks in advance".
I can find more edits that were made just to change formatting on ELL.
I edited two typos, "than" from "that" and "topper" from "toppers" and didn't edit anything else as I didn't see any other issues.
Another user changed Spurs to Tottenham and just formatting.
I rolled it back because the edit seemed to be trivial and I thought it was the OP's right to call Tottenham "Spurs" and chances are low for "Spurs" to cause confusion to readers.
According to the following Post by Jeff Atwood,
Always respect the original author.
if the author of the post is resistant to your editing changes, even a perfectly legitimate edit based on the above rules, be the bigger man (or woman) and let them have it their way. Our goal here is not to cause friction between users, or to make everything perfect overnight. All we aim to do is gradually clean up and improve questions and answers together. When in doubt, just move on! There will be plenty of other posts and other edits you can make. In time, that reluctant author will learn how Stack Overflow works.
I am against those trivial edits for the following reasons:
A trivial edit is a distraction to moderators and other active users who need to check whether the edit is helpful or not, especially when it is made by users with more than 2,000 reputation points.
A trivial edit is unduly placed on top of the front page pushing away questions and answers that might need more attention. I don't think it's fair.
A trivial edit such as changing Spurs doesn't respect the original author.
What are your thoughts?
A side note:
I don't think it is a bad idea to delete "thanks" in a question, but only when there are non-trivial edits that should be made at the same time. I am against an edit just to delete "thanks".
In order for ELL to be a better community, (1) there should be more users who answer (or ask) questions than edit them, (2) a user should spend more time answering (or asking) than editing. Where are we? If such a trivial edit is made on English Language and Usage (ELU), I don't think it would be tolerated. Actually I rarely encounter such an edit on ELU.