The guidelines for suggesting an edit say (based on the blog post; I haven't seen them myself):
...please make them substantial. Avoid trivial, tiny one-letter edits unless absolutely necessary."
Is the sole purpose of this to prevent large numbers of minor edits clogging the approval queue? Nothing about it is mentioned in the guidelines for review:
Approve edits you know are correct; reject those you know are wrong. Leave ambiguous edits for other users to judge.
which would seem to suggest that I should approve correct but trivial edits which should never have been suggested. Is that the right idea? I feel like if I do that, I'm rewarding users who either don't read or simply ignore the request for substantial edits, by giving them that little hit of reputation. I realize it's not much, so if our position is that it's okay for someone to farm themselves 1000 rep by being a spell-checker, I'll happily follow along - I like correct spelling as much as the next guy. I don't really want to reject a helpful edit, even if it is trivial.