nutz.uh..... I'm the only purple name with mod powers so you're pretty wrong there about purple names being able to edit stuff.
I don't really edit that much... I edit other peoples when their embed fails and fix it for them (in M&A and BST mostly) but besides that I don't fuck with other people's posts. I also really doubt you see me editing every other post I post lol and I hardly see edits in actual posts by other mods so where are you seeing this?
I'm still purple too, but I rarely ever edit my own posts outside of cults where, well, everyone has that power. The only times I do it's to fix an embed (which is something I'd do for anyone who's embed failed). I don't even bother to fix typos.
There was a point where mods were editing their own posts, but we really stopped doing that, 95% of the time we'll just quote ourselves to clarify something.
"Joss Christensen stash's his gold medal in a 4bi9 beanie. That's what I think about the Olympics." - Crazy Karl