Twice today my edits have been rejected by minitech.

  1. https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/2978871
  2. https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/2978811

The chosen reason was

This edit is too minor; suggested edits should be substantive improvements addressing multiple issues in the post.

After which he made the same edits on the post with little difference.

Are these edits I made really minor? And if so, what was I wrong to have edited it?

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    I would have rejected them as well. You made a good attempt but changing "plz" to "pls" is, in my book, an instant reject (I'll normally edit and say yours wasn't helpful rather than actually rejecting). – ben is uǝq backwards Sep 22 '13 at 15:07
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    I'm not sure I would have gone for "too minor". I would certainly have improved them. I might have rejected the second one. Editing in "Can anyone pls help me." is a no no. Pls is not a word. – Bart Sep 22 '13 at 15:07
  • A ? instead of a . would've been better, too. But I'm sure you get the point now. – Jamal Sep 23 '13 at 0:56
  • FWIW, I would have accepted the first one. – Frambot Sep 23 '13 at 4:30

Both times, you formatted code, and left enormous, inconsistent leading indentation, as well as introducing a

Can anyone pls help me.

in the second. Too minor.

  • Can anyone pls help me. Alright now lets say I did that the first time so what did I do the second time???? – Walker Sep 22 '13 at 15:09
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    @PreciousTijesunimi: Read the “both times” at the beginning of my answer – Ry- Sep 22 '13 at 15:10
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    @PreciousTijesunimi Please note it is "I", not "i". – Bart Sep 22 '13 at 15:10
  • @Bart Does it really matter?? – Walker Sep 22 '13 at 15:12
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    Yes it does. It really matters a whole lot, because "i" is simply wrong. – Bart Sep 22 '13 at 15:12
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    @Bart Ok. Learnt something today lol – Walker Sep 22 '13 at 15:13
  • @minitech Ok. Realised my mistake. I'll take note next time – Walker Sep 22 '13 at 15:17

People with enough rep to just edit themselves are welcome to make tiny edits if they feel like it. On the other hand, people without enough rep to just edit are not supposed to clog the edit queue with tiny edits. Aside from the points about substance raised in the comments, there's nothing very wrong with the pattern in which someone rejects an edit as 'too small' and then turns around and makes the same change themselves as part of an edit. They aren't consuming reviewer attention.

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    And that's exactly why I always go all-out when I suggest an edit. The only thing that bothers me a bit is when a direct edit still leaves a number of minor things (mostly grammar), but suggesting edits on them wouldn't be enough to warrant approval. In those cases, I just go about my business. – Jamal Sep 23 '13 at 0:51

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