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I saw a post edit, where the revision has no major differences except:

  • I am -> I'm
  • I have -> I've
  • but -> But (since 'but' is not at the start of the sentence)

I don't think the above changes made at the revisions are helpful to any of the readers. But still should we go with these kind of revisions? And is there any T&C for Post Edits, where we can see the rules?

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Which was the post? These changes don't seem to be necessary and I'd have rejected them as too minor. – ben is uǝq backwards Oct 9 '12 at 8:35
What does "T & C" stand for? – Yannis Oct 9 '12 at 8:44
Terms & Conditions I assumed @Yannis. – ben is uǝq backwards Oct 9 '12 at 8:48
@Ben Thanks ;) (yes, I was honestly puzzled by this) – Yannis Oct 9 '12 at 8:49
There is no official "terms and conditions" - there is only etiquette. The guidelines for this are all here – Shadow Wizard Oct 9 '12 at 8:58
Thank you guys.. here is the revised question which i have referred to.. stackoverflow.com/posts/12794128/revisions – iDroid Oct 9 '12 at 9:54
@Ben: How are "terms and conditions" different from just ordinary "terms"? – Kerrek SB Oct 9 '12 at 15:59

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The basic guidelines for editing are outlined in the "Edit questions and answers" privilege page, and minor edits are discouraged:

Try to make the post substantively better when you edit, not just change a single character. Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged.

Although you need 2000 reputation to earn the "Edit questions and answers" privilege, it's guidelines apply for suggested edits as well.

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There appears to be one exception for tiny edits; when a typo hinders the searchability of a question, it is suggested that it should be accepted (though this is no guarantee it will). – user2428118 Oct 9 '12 at 9:14

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