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I don't remember seeing this before. I just edited a block of code to be indented four spaces, because it was obviously formatted terribly without the code block formatting.

Eeeeek! Is this new? I thought 2k+ users weren't limited on how minor their edits could be....

Searching meta for "You made too few changes to the post to improve it" did not bring up any results, and I've never seen this before, so I suppose it's new?

EDIT: Supposedly, other people can. Huh? ?

EDIT2: Wait, the original revision now contains blockquotes. It didn't when I saw it first. The OP must have edited in the grace period. Hmm, maybe that's why! Maybe it has something to do with editing in the grace period while I was editing. Is it a reword of the "your edit must improve the post more than the previous revision," maybe?

  • Now let me check... well, looks like it's not activated on Meta. ;) – ShaWiz Aug 7 '13 at 7:57
  • Best guess: it's intended for <2K users to ease the burden of "too minor" rejections and bug caused it to be applied to all users. – ShaWiz Aug 7 '13 at 7:59
  • @ShaWizDowArd Yep, probably something like that. – Doorknob Aug 7 '13 at 8:03
  • For the lazy! – Time Traveling Bobby Aug 7 '13 at 8:04
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    Seems like that restriction does not apply to suggested edits... – Time Traveling Bobby Aug 7 '13 at 8:05
  • @M.NightDemonbobby Very odd. – Doorknob Aug 7 '13 at 8:06
  • @CRUSADER How did you do that 1-char edit? It didn't trigger the error for you? :O – Doorknob Aug 7 '13 at 8:07
  • no-repro here.. – CRUSADER Aug 7 '13 at 8:07
  • Nope, also no repro for me...that's odd...first I thought it might be because of a missing question mark, but I can edit rev 1 just fine. – Time Traveling Bobby Aug 7 '13 at 8:09
  • @Doorknob no error whatsoever on that edit.. – CRUSADER Aug 7 '13 at 8:09
  • Gah! Am I the only one? I'll try doing a minor edit on some other random post.... – Doorknob Aug 7 '13 at 8:10
  • @Doorknob: No, rollback to rev1 and try on that one again. If that fails (again), please C&P the whole edit. – Time Traveling Bobby Aug 7 '13 at 8:11
  • @M.NightDemonbobby I'm afraid that user might get confused as to what's going on... and it might CW the post :P – Doorknob Aug 7 '13 at 8:12
  • @Doorknob: CWing it is only an improvement, that post should be deleted anyway in my opinion. ^^ – Time Traveling Bobby Aug 7 '13 at 8:12
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    @M.NightDemonbobby Wait, the original revision now contains blockquotes. It didn't when I saw it first. The OP must have edited in the grace period. Hmm, maybe that's why! Maybe it has something to do with editing in the grace period while I'm edited. Is it a reword of the "your edit must improve the post more than the previous revision," maybe? – Doorknob Aug 7 '13 at 8:14
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Your edit 2 is correct – it's the same message, but it was changed about 6 months ago during the general overhaul of the various validation/editing message.

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This is broken. I just made one substantial edit, but forgot to remove the tag from the title. When I went back to fix up the tag, I got this message and was prevented from doing it.

Bad idea.

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