The question titled Can I use “there” twice in the same sentence? asked whether the following example was correct...
There is many food there
I initially posted a comment drawing attention to the "plurality" error (and pointing out that this was irrelevant to the usage aspect being asked about.
A while later I noticed that the first two answers seemed to be more concerned with addressing that plurality error than the actual question as asked. So I edited it to...
isare many foodfoods there
The way I see it, the only justification for leaving obvious but "irrelevant" errors in question text is to alert other users to the fact that the OP probably has limited competence in English (which is rarely necessary on ELL, since we can normally assume that anyway).
Someone subsequently reversed my edit, giving as justification the text reproduced as my title above. Since I don't want to start an "edit war", I'm asking about it here.
Particularly given that by using "
strikethrough" my edit did actually retain that information about the OP's competence in using plurals (even though it was irrelevant to the issue being queried), I think it was a mistake to roll it back.
So far as I'm concerned this is an issue where it's quite important we should have a site consensus. So if you think my original edit should have been left unchanged, please upvote this meta question (obviously downvote if you disagree).