Firstly, I had no idea that diary entries could be edited. To tell the truth, I didn't think that anyone would actually read the thing. I guess that means that I didn't look around very hard before signing up.
Anyway, the edit. I suppose it upset me
because I am pretty uptight about the proper use of words and punctuation. I can't write without a dictionary, and wouldn't dream of using a thesaurus without one. I think the most important thing to do when writing is to use the words that mean exactly what you're trying to say. There are no synonyms.
Where I get hypocritical about that sort of thing is how I'll make up words by changing nouns into verbs, or nouns into adjectives. I make the necessary changes so that it looks like what I want it to be (It's moony out tonight, for example.) I feel like every word has the right to become any part of speech, provided that there isn't already a word for what you want to say, and that you make the necessary modifications. It's a pretty simple formula, really, and often ends up with a higher what I say:what you hear ratio.