A challenge was recently posted without a winning criterion and subsequently closed. I added one. The revision was then rolled back and I was told that only the OP could make functional changes to a challenge.
I disagree with this reaction. If the OP is a newbie and demonstrates a complete lack of knowledge about how the site works, I should be able to flex my editing privileges by making larger changes than I would for a high-rep user. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Adding a winning criteria that fits.
- I think that the default victory condition should be code-golf, unless the challenge lends itself well towards another category.
- Removing language restrictions that are unnecessary.
- The default assumption is that they are unnecessary until proven otherwise.
- Closing loopholes that are glaring.
- This would normally be done in the Sandbox, which newbies tend to skip.
Edit: I do not propose this instead of commenting to let the user know how the site works. I propose this in addition to commenting to let the user know how the site works.