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I'm doing my first reviews on Stack Overflow, and sometimes just formatting need to be corrected.

I formatted a code snippet but the system does not allow me to save the changes because the edit needs to be of at least 6 characters.

So what should I do? Replace some words with synonyms to step over the 6 character limitation?

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If you can find anything else to fix, fix them. Otherwise, leave the post alone - skip it. Don't bypass the limit with random crap. – nhahtdh May 12 '13 at 2:01
@nhahtdh But if it vitally needs reformatting? For example, all text is within paragraph mixed with large code snippets. – zavg May 12 '13 at 2:04
Because reviewing suggested edits takes time on the part of several other users, and devoting manpower to really minor edits would be a waste of their time. If there is a glaring problem that can only be addressed with a <6 character edit, a user with editing privileges will probably fix it. You can leave a comment to help speed up the process. – Asad Saeeduddin May 12 '13 at 2:05
@zavg: Since it is in review queue, leave it to other higher rep user (2k+) who can do edit without limit. – nhahtdh May 12 '13 at 2:06
@nhahtdh Ok, I understand now – zavg May 12 '13 at 2:07
Write an algorithm that allows a misspelled word to be replaced by a correctly spelled word, under the six character limit, and doesn't require human eyes to review it. – Matthew James Briggs Mar 9 at 6:39
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Instead of adding blank spaces so that the formatting is better; you should post a comment asking the OP to do so themselves.

This may sometimes be skipped if the posts are quite old. In which case; you can always search for smaller edits/title updates/retagging.

If you're still unsure about it; leave the post as it is!

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