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When writing a suggested edit, the system says:

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.

However, the system now rejects any edits with fewer than six characters, so I think the last part should be removed, since it's impossible to make a tiny suggested edit when necessary.

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A different issue, but I believe the system should allow tiny edits. Iterative improvement is awesome. Plus just yesterday, I wanted to fix a post that had two spelling errors; but I couldn't. In that small post, there were enough errors to detract and distract, but not enough to get past the filter. –  Dogweather Jan 11 at 22:24
@Dogweather, there's always something else to fix, in my experience. I don't mean to pick on you, but here's my edit on top of your recent suggested edit. –  Michael Petrotta Jan 11 at 22:30
@Dogweather The system absolutely allows tiny edits, iterative improvement, etc. It doesn't allow tiny suggested edits. And for good reason; suggested edits use up the time of several users who could each otherwise be busy making edits directly, and they earn rep for the suggestor, so there's an entire reject reason around suggested edits being too minor. The minimum change limit is just an automated extension of that. –  Billy Mailman Jan 11 at 22:31

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Personally, I think "unless absolutely necessary" is not the problem. I'd be more supportive of removing "tiny one-letter" instead.

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 edits unless absolutely necessary.

The reasoning is trivial edits are always discouraged unless absolutely necessary, regardless of the length, so it should be highlighted. But as you mention, edits less than 6 characters are prohibited for suggested edits, so the "one letter" bit is unnecessary information for suggested editors.

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That still doesn't read well to me. If an edit is absolutely necessary then by definition it isn't trivial (of little value or importance) anyway. –  Martin Smith Jan 12 at 22:06

If the edit is necessary my way is to add an html comment like this:

<!-- this is six characters-->

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What would be a case where this would be needed? Frankly there's always something else that can be edited and fixed (at least in my experience). –  hichris123 Jan 12 at 19:40
@hichris fixing minor typo in a title ( if we leave it like this it will not be recognized by search engines )(for future readers.) –  Mhmd Jan 12 at 19:51
Whenever there's a typo in the title, there's usually one in the body of the question. –  hichris123 Jan 12 at 19:52
@hichris assuming so, That makes it 2 characters not 6! –  Mhmd Jan 12 at 19:55
Could you direct me to one example of this (fixing a typo in the title)? –  hichris123 Jan 12 at 19:56
@hichris I can't find one right now but I will give you some example when I find it. –  Mhmd Jan 12 at 20:07
The answer is made community wiki to prevent downvotes... and it seems to be working... –  Donaudampfschifffreizeitfahrt Jan 13 at 13:49
@Lukasz The answer is made community wiki because it doesn't contain enough information, I will be updating soon. ( and btw why would you down vote such answer?) –  Mhmd Jan 13 at 15:45

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