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I just edited two characters in a python-related answer, as the double-quotes in the answer were misleading. This two-character edit got two page messages on submission:

at the top of the page, above the form

Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed.
We welcome all constructive edits, but please make them substantial. Avoid trivial, tiny one-letter edits unless absolutely necessary.

and at the bottom of the form

Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because:

Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?

This is confusing. Was my edit:

  1. submitted and now subject to peer-review, or
  2. not submitted?
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One thing is for sure - it was not submitted, as your suggestions tab is currently empty. The bug is in the feedback. – Shadow Wizard Aug 6 '12 at 20:38
Anyway - like the first message says try making the edit more substantial e.g. fix some grammar, change "i" to "I" etc - 99% you can find four letters to fix so the edit is substantial enough to pass. If you really can't find what else to fix, post link here and 2K+ user can edit without those limitations. – Shadow Wizard Aug 6 '12 at 20:40
That seems less 'authentic' than just subtly removing the offending characters and going on my merry way, satisfied with my guerrilla improvement of the world. – nimasmi Aug 6 '12 at 20:42
Feel free to correct yourselves: (unless of course I'm mistaken that the " characters will be translated into - in the filename). – nimasmi Aug 6 '12 at 20:43
Are you sure your edit is even valid? Also why bother, on a question from February that has been closed as off-topic? – Aaron Bertrand Aug 6 '12 at 22:01
It checks out in my django installation. I've posted a related question on stackoverflow as a result. As for why bother: to make the world a better place. The question in question is the top google hit for 'django export response dynamic filename', and a high-ranking and useful-looking hit for other similar searches. It would be nice if the answer there were correct. – nimasmi Aug 6 '12 at 22:13
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Your edit was not submitted. The top message is always present, and the bottom message appeared only after you attempted to submit the edit.

This does seem potentially confusion, though. I propose we prefix the top message with "Upon submission," which would make it look like this:

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