When I was a novice user on ELL, I asked lots of silly questions because I was—and maybe am still—an incompetent speaker of English. I'm happy that our contributors treated those posts compassionately.
The problem now is that some of my old posts make me cringe because they are full of awkward and inept phrasing. I always hesitate to edit them because I know they will show up on the active tab.
So, is it okay for me to edit these posts? Do folks find them annoying? And do we treat them like we treat new questions (like up- or down-voting them, closing them, or marking them as duplicates)?