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I just wanted to fix a code sample which had a single character missing. However I can't do this because the minimum edit is 6 characters.

Can we make the checker smarter by allowing single character fixes for code blocks?

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marked as duplicate by random Mar 30 '13 at 18:52

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

@MartijnPieters If that was an answer, I'd upvote it. – Benjamin Gruenbaum Mar 30 '13 at 18:46
Colin, since you didn't specify the code sample was in an answer or a question, I want to point out that you should never edit code in a question. That small typo might be the problem with the code that caused the poster to ask the question in the first place. – psubsee2003 Mar 30 '13 at 22:01
Sure, but this was in an answer provided by someone else. – Colin 't Hart Mar 31 '13 at 7:56
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You don't. Leave a comment, or leave it to people with 2k+ rep to make the edit.

Suggested edits require review, and thus time from several people to review the change. To limit the size of the review queue only suggested edits have a minimal requirement of being non-trivial. High-rep users can make trivial edits at will as they can make the edit directly without having to go through the queue.

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