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I am allowed to suggest an edit by re-tagging only, but I am not allowed to re-tag and make a small change of less than 6 characters in the same edit. (For example correcting a small code format error).

This seems unreasonable to me as 1 tag change + 1 format change is a more substantial change than just 1 tag change.

I propose to allow minor changes in suggested edits if tags are modified at the same time.

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    Furthermore, the Suggested Edits queue seems almost empty most of the time and I bet there are lots of people who would like an Editor badge... – palacsint Jan 14 '14 at 19:32
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Editing the tags is already enough to make an edit qualify for review. Refusing < 6 char edits to the body on a tag edit makes no sense.

The whole point of blocking too minor edits is to prevent using up reviewing resources on edits which are not important. Because a question's title and tags are important, an edit to either already clears the bar for being "review worthy". The system allows such edits through without question.

For this very reason < 6 char edits to the body of a post is allowed when the title is edited; see here. In a lot of cases a question's tags can be as important as the title, if not more so. The same should apply.

Also, allowing encouraging editors to fix everything in a post is a much better idea than to suggest that tag edits and body edits should be done separately. Furthermore, enforcing the character limit when a user is editing a post already will encourage unnecessary changes to the body, just to get around it.

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It is not an addition so these two edits, of two totally different types, cannot be added together.

It is important for questions to be tagged properly, but changing the tag should't give you the right to make a minor edit.

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    Tag only edits already go to the review queue, and while they are very often "too minor", many get approved anyway. – Servy Jan 13 '14 at 17:40
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    That's silly. Making a minor edit isn't a “right”. The purpose of the 6-character minimum is to avoid wasting reviewers' time, but if the edit is already there because of the tags, there's no point in restricting body changes. – Gilles Jan 13 '14 at 19:57
  • The whole point of blocking small edits is to make sure they're worthwhile. A tag edit automatically makes it worthwhile. If you're going to suggest an edit, you may as well be able to fix everything wrong with the post. – Pikachu the Watermelon Wizard Jan 9 at 15:21
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I disagree with this.

Then edits like this one would go through AOK... which is wrong.

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    That edit edits 6 chars, so can already go through. – Servy Jan 13 '14 at 17:40
  • Haha it would not let me suggest it without the 6 chars :-P but it is the general idea ;-) @Servy – qwertynl Jan 13 '14 at 17:40
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    @NickStauner Fixed. You only need to change the stackoverflow to stackexchange due to the migration. – Servy May 13 '14 at 19:55
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    the purpose of the 6-character limit is not to block blatant spam. It's to catch too minor edits. This one is not too minor. It's an offensive piece of vandalism. – John Dvorak May 13 '14 at 20:28

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