A user seems to have zeroed in on a single spelling error shown e.g. here.

Since most of the edits are not rejected, my questions is, Am I wrong to see it as minor edits?

If not, is there anything I could do besides rejecting?

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    Nothing needs to be done besides reviewing appropriately. If it's the only issue in the entire post, accept. If there are multiple other issues, reject as too minor. That would be my approach. You could opt to leave a comment to the editor, but make it constructive if you do.
    – Bart
    Jul 29, 2013 at 13:56
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/155561/…
    – Wooble
    Jul 29, 2013 at 13:56
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    (Really, the problem is not the person suggesting the edits. It's the people reviewing them giving him 54 rep for trivial edits, which teaches him to keep doing it).
    – Wooble
    Jul 29, 2013 at 14:01
  • Looking at said editor's suggested edits, I see "ho ho ho ho...". Man, people are sloppy with their question title. Jul 29, 2013 at 14:08
  • I've got an idea: All the 2k ers go fix all the ho's. Problem solved.
    – Undo
    Jul 29, 2013 at 14:12
  • Title is important, so fixing it is NOT minor. When the post itself contains other problems than only fixing the title looks like pure rep mining so rejecting is justified but if the post is OK, even one letter fix in title is valid in my opinion and usually I would approve it. Jul 29, 2013 at 14:24
  • I have once suggested to demand some time between edits to discourage serial editing. Jul 29, 2013 at 14:26
  • @ShaWizDowArd So, would you have approved my edit to this question? ;) Jul 29, 2013 at 14:30
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    @AndrewBarber yup! Worth to mention I was going to reject Vigbyor's edit as too minor or invalid then realized the post needs to be improved and was too lazy to do that myself so decided to let others do it. :) Jul 29, 2013 at 14:31
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    I think "ho" is an inappropriate word on SO, so editing them out of title is a good thing Jul 29, 2013 at 14:31
  • @ShaWizDowArd I agree with this point of view, but I'm not sure if this kind of serial edit should be supported.
    – bummi
    Jul 29, 2013 at 14:32
  • There no such thing "serial edit", at least not in a bad way. When an action is helpful, there's nothing wrong in repeating it over and over. Same with flags... there's no "serial flagging" right? Jul 29, 2013 at 14:34
  • @AndrewBarber one of the differences would be no one has to review it (serial), the second you do not earn needed reputaion, third you are doing it where you are seeing an actual problem.
    – bummi
    Jul 29, 2013 at 14:36
  • @ShaWizDowArd The conclusion is the title is excluded from minor edits and if ther are no furthor problems it should be approved?
    – bummi
    Jul 29, 2013 at 14:42
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    I'm not in the position to make any rules, but yes this concludes my own personal opinion. Jul 29, 2013 at 14:43

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I think these edits are fine when you got 2k rep and no one needs to review them. However, they are too minor when reviewed and should be flagged as such. The problem is however not the user, but the reviewers telling the user that this is ok.

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