I posted a question with the title "I need help converting nearly 200 redirects into redirectmatches". Is it okay to shorten the title to "Converting nearly 200 redirects into redirectmatches". I think everyone needs help, and so I would like to change the title. I will not change the text, even to correct my typos since there are already comments and an answer. The answer covers the typos.
Yes, you can change the title to make it better anytime you want. That type is of edit is the type we encourage here. We often edit questions to remove phrases like "please help, "my question is," or "thanks in advance." As you note, these phrases could apply to every question and are not needed.
You can also change the text of your post. Correcting typos is always appreciated, even if there are already comments and answers. When you edit a post, the edit history is preserved. Anybody can go see the original version. The edit can even be rolled back if it is spammy, destructive, or makes the post worse.
You are even welcome to edit other people's posts including the titles if you feel like you would like to help out on the site in general. Until you get enough reputation, your edits go into a queue to be reviewed. After you have enough reputation (2000), you can make edits anywhere you want across the entire site and we trust that you will do so in good faith. See help: privileges for more details.
Edits that improve posts typically:
- Remove fluff phrases, greetings, and signatures
- Improve spelling and grammar
- Apply appropriate formatting
- Improve clarity
- Correct small mistakes
- Add relevant links and references
some-domain.exampleinstead of un-official example domains. Sometimes real domains can be replaced by example domains as well if they aren't needed to answer the question.
- Remove inappropriate tags or add appropriate tags
When editing posts of other people that haven't been marked as a community wiki:
- Preserve the original intent, meaning, and spirit
- Use you own answers and comments rather than adding to the post or communicating with the author
See the FAQ on appropriate edits at Privileges - Edit questions and answers