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Sometimes I see edits by 2k+ users, where the only difference is an trailing , or an equivalent minor change.
Like this example.

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  • What drives experienced community members to make such minor edits?
  • What steps should be taken in such a case? Simply rollback perhaps?
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    Well rollback seems bad because that just does another minor edit – Some Helpful Commenter Nov 4 '13 at 15:20
  • @SomeHelpfulCommenter Yeah, that's a point, I haven't looked at it from this point of view. – C5H8NNaO4 Nov 4 '13 at 15:28
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Such users probably go for a shiny badge.

You could leave a @-comment to the users that such edits are not welcome since they push the questions in the active questions queue when they are actually not.

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    The solution is to have a special handling of trivial edits, removing reputation, badges advances and question bumps altogether. – Stéphane Gimenez Nov 4 '13 at 15:31
  • Like the Copy Editor, that makes sense. Thanks! Does the pushing of questions in the active queue apply to rolling-back edits too? – C5H8NNaO4 Nov 4 '13 at 15:32
  • @StéphaneGimenez That would seem like a fairly good idea, the problem, i see is, that edits by 2k+ Users bypass the review queue which makes it quite hard to distinguish valid edits from invalid ones. – C5H8NNaO4 Nov 4 '13 at 15:40
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    @C5H8NNaO4 yes rollback is an edit as well so it will push the question to the front. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Nov 4 '13 at 15:51
  • @ShaWizDowArd Thank you, that's good to know :) – C5H8NNaO4 Nov 4 '13 at 15:54

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