Could we have the ability to mark a change as minor in questions or answers?
Often I've been tempted to make minor adjustments to posts, such as minor spelling or grammar changes. I've not changed them because of the no-minor-edits rule. I don't think they're worth gaining any rep, but they're easy to fix once I've noticed them.
On a wiki I use, there is a "minor edit" check box next to the submit button for an edit. If you check it, no emails are sent to those watching the page.
I propose a "minor edit" check box next to the "Save Edits" button. The system would check that the edit is small, and no points would be awarded. Minor edits would not move the question to the front page.
Benefit: cleaner, clearer posts.
The only disadvantage I can think of is that this would cause more work for reviewers. On the other hand, it would be easier to review edits that were marked as minor by the author. As a side proposal, you might allow unreviewed minor edits at say 1000 or 1500 rep.