When someone "fixes" the Greek characters or changes the tense of a verb with no substantive change in the question or answer, that question shows up at the top of the list. That bumps good and unanswered questions down the list potentially reducing the chances of those questions getting the proper attention.
This is not an issue when it happens occasionally, but there are a couple of individuals who might change a dozen or more questions in a short span of time.
Is there an appropriate way to approach these folks to discuss the consequences of their over-enthusiasm? Or should I simply practice more patience?
Yes, an edit. I was not very clear my description of the issue. It is not about multiple edits to the same question, it is not about updating bug status (i.e., does the bug persist or not with version 11.x?), and it is not about minor edits.
It is about the simultaneous occurrence (i.e., &&) of several things: multiple (as in 6 to 10) old questions are edited with very minor changes (which are typically just displaying Greek characters) in a very short period of time. This results in a block of questions at the top of the list knocking down recent and unanswered questions.
Based on the comments below in the future I will make more use of "unanswered" and "newest" which filters out such blocks of what I am labeling as marginally improved questions. But many others simply won't be seeing the questions that are bumped down the list and won't get the exposure that those questions deserve.