The state of the question as seen in https://codereview.stackexchange.com/revisions/214917/6 (before my rollback) literally says "In response to Peter Taylor's answer".
It makes the question confusing, as you can no longer read from top to bottom. You instead read: Question, response to answer, answer. The response to the answer would work better in comments to the answer, and - in case of lengthy comments - even better in chat.
This particular question also became one of the Hot Network Questions, and has had 311 views in around 7 hours. How do we want to show our questions on Code Review, do we want to encourage editing replies to answers into the question? No thanks.
The OP responded to Peter Taylor's answer by editing the question, how would Peter Taylor respond to the OP's response? First of all, Peter Taylor is not notified by the edit to the question so he might not even be aware of the response. Then if he would respond... would he....
- Edit his answer? That would make a mess when reading the question as you don't know which is response to what and when.
- Edit the question? THIS IS NOT A WIKI!
- Add a comment to the question? Again, confusing.
- Add a comment to his answer? The OP would not be notified by this.
- Edit his answer? Yeah that would probably be the best thing, but then that would invalidate the edit to the question.
The whole thing would be very messy so the best thing to do is to rollback.
The auto-comment that we frequently use for answer-invalidations:
Please do not update the code in your question to incorporate feedback from answers, doing so goes against the Question + Answer style of Code Review. This is not a forum where you should keep the most updated version in your question. what you may and may not do after receiving answers
Should probably be updated to:
Please do not update your question in response to answers, doing so goes against the Question + Answer style of Code Review. This is not a forum where you should keep the most updated version in your question. Please see what you may and may not do after receiving answers