Let's get the facts straight
Per SE policy, as outlined here the following applies
On our main sites "the best answer" is somewhat fluidly defined as the superposition of the highest voted answer and the accepted answer. [...] Practically speaking, accepted answers to meta-questions are no different than any other answer. - Jon Ericson ♦
thus giving a definition of what a consensus is and how it is reached, namely the highest voted answer regardless of accepted answers things, with the only caveat being
Size of the site determines how many people could be voting on questions. - Jon Ericson ♦
Which is reiterated by the answer
There's no hard number or ratio that will guarantee that you're doing the right thing; let folks discuss, when they've had a chance, make a decision and implement it. - Shog9 ♦
When applying that to this discussion that means this answer is defined as the consensus, if it garnered enough votes. At 29 votes at the moment this does seem to be the case. (and even the second highest voted answer is higher voted than the accepted answer) PS. If you want to read more about the fact that accepted answers hold no special meaning on meta sites read here.
Now, finally to the 'problem' at hand. On this post Yori corrected the answer as per meta consensus. After an invalid roll back by Paul Gessler I didn't want to get in a rollback war, so I added a comment saying
@PaulGessler: I am just an outsider, but the consensus in the linked meta discussion is that changing grammatical errors (including capitalisation) is acceptable as per the highest voted answer: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/a/2103/48077 The fact that egreg picked a different accepted answer means nothing per SE functioning. Your duty to the community and future readers is greater than to Barbara.
after which I received the follow up comment
@DavidMulder We don't follow such things here for the sake of SE network. More in this post, since this pops up every now and then meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3802/… Also there is no duty involved on TeX-SX, it is all community driven voluntary work. – percusse 1 hour ago
Now, the problem is two fold:
- SE policies and even internal consensuses seem to not be clearly communicated to users here on TeX.SE (two technically incorrect comments both received upvotes) (This btw is a larger problem with a couple of other communities as well, however this is one of the oddest cases I have found)
- The fact that moderators haven't intercepted here to enforce the consensus on this and other answers by Barbara despite this seeming to happen on other answers written by her as well (invalid roll backs linking to the consensus, but looking at the accepted answer rather than the highest voted answer).
And just for the record, I am perfectly fine if you guys want to change StackExchange policy or mass vote now on the relevant meta question and redefine this specific consesus. Like seriously, if you feel like it, go for it. However, at least at the moment, this does not seem relevant.
PS. Yes, I am just an outsider (worked with TeX enough that I will be happy each day I don't need to use it O:) ), but I do love the functioning of the SE network as a whole and this answer came up in the hot network questions, and something like this just reflects extremely poorly on this sub-site.