When I try to edit an answer by another user, it always says:

Your edit summary must be at least 10 characters.

I tried to add some useful code to the related question and format some lines.

How do I overcome this restriction?

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    Below the editing box there's an edit summary box where you are expected to add a description of your changes. This will show up when people view the versions.
    – Pollyanna
    Nov 4, 2015 at 12:10
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    Below the tags box and just above the "submit edit" button.
    – Pollyanna
    Nov 4, 2015 at 12:10

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You can overcome this restriction by filling in the edit summary. :)

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    The error message actually appears in a small box next to the edit summary, with an arrow pointing to the edit summary, and jiggles back and forth. Just sayin'. Nov 4, 2015 at 19:11

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