The comment on this edit says:
Comment: broken image fixed (click 'rendered output' to see the difference); for more info, see https://gist.github.com/Glorfindel83/9d954d34385d2ac2597bbe864466259f
That links to Broken Image Repairer but the link is not broken. It's a misnomer.
The edit seems to have taken a line that contained an explanation to the reader written in plain English, plus a link to the source, into a imgur link, removing my explanation from visibility in the process.
I remember seeing several posts by users where they have left explicit links to other images as links and not incorporated them and explained in the post that due to copyright issues they have chosen not to embed the image.
In this case I didn't do that. Instead, I actively chose not to display the image because it is Orbomm-1, not Orbcomm2. This is explained in the following sentence.
EDIT: that image (above) is actually Orbcomm-1, a previous mission. Here is an image of the Orbcomm-2 configuration prior to launch
The robotic deletion of my sentence definitely conflicts with the author's intent. I'm not sure of the edit was purely automatic, or if it had human supervision and the human didn't read the following sentence.
SpaceX second stage after all Orbcomm-2 satellites deployed http://www.spaceflight101.net/uploads/6/4/0/6/6406961/_2113828_orig.jpg
[![SpaceX second stage after all Orbcomm-2 satellites deployed]]
If you view the edit in Rendered Output you can see the difference, but if you view in Markdown it looks like a tiny, reasonable housekeeping edit.
This software removed a sentence from visibility.
Is this the way things are going? Other user's algorithms are going to be removing what I write from visibility? Will this accelerate? Will AI be next?
Has this algorithmic sentence removal been vetted in a meta discussion somewhere? (I'm not looking for the 1-on-1 chats advocated at the bottom here)
Can individual users, or this beta site opt out of being bot-edited or botited?
Can anyone write an editing bot or botiter and start running it?
Are botiters reputation-enriching? Is this a new form of gamification?
How will two active botiters interact when one lands on a post already edited by another? Will we see bot wars?
Are all SE sites being botited? Just betas?