Recently, as a newbie editor, I found myself in the uncomfortable position of being asked to approve an edit to a post from a contributor of long standing (actually a moderator).
The suggested edit was from a contributor with low rep. The edit removed some extraneous material, some so-called noise, which had nothing to do with the actual topic.
I rejected the edit, thinking "if Mr Moderator wants to put in a little announcement, who is this fractious fellow to naysay him".
On checking the post again later, I saw the edit had been approved by another (and presumably wiser) head than mine.
Well, as it turns out, the fellow was a programmer from Stack, who I suppose was following strict site guidelines.
Should I have followed the guidelines and approved the edit, or are we allowed to cut people some slack now and then if they would like to make an announcement? I know such should go in the comment section, but I really felt like I was in a difficult place.