Sometimes I come across an old post which does not use MathJax. Is it OK to edit such a post if the edit improves readability?

This question (and its answers) motivated this post. I know some users aren't fond of bumping old questions, so I thought I'd check.

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    $\begingroup$ I think it's fine to do so. $\endgroup$
    – Todd Trimble Mod
    Nov 3, 2016 at 22:52
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    $\begingroup$ Limit yourself to reviving at most 5 dormant posts per day. $\endgroup$ Nov 4, 2016 at 12:53
  • $\begingroup$ Rather similar older discussion: What's our consensus on people resurrecting old questions just to edit formatting?. BTW I think that (bumping) would be an appropriate tag for both of them (but I don't have enough reputation to edit on meta). I am not sure whether it adds anything relevant, but I will also add link to this conversation in chat. $\endgroup$ Nov 4, 2016 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ @GeraldEdgar: Sure. I wasn't planning to go looking for posts. $\endgroup$ Nov 5, 2016 at 0:29
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak: Done and done. $\endgroup$ Nov 5, 2016 at 0:54
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    $\begingroup$ It depends whether the LaTeX is warranted. Editing to put $ $ around a variable is not really that important. But posts where the user used no LaTeX formatting and extensive pseudo-TeX clearly can benefit in terms of readability with the edit. $\endgroup$
    – David Roberts Mod
    Nov 6, 2016 at 13:40


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