The typo is 1-2 characters. Does Stack Exchange want broken formulas and typos?

What's the rationale for this limit?

(Maybe it's per setup. My current problem is with ham.stackexchange.com.)

  • Note: I did click "that solved my problem" but it really really didn't. It's the same question, but the answer is BS.
    – Thomas
    Aug 8 '18 at 11:17
  • Do you have a specific example (I don't think the meta effect will be invoked in this case)? Aug 8 '18 at 20:07
  • I could not add the missing parenthesis to ham.stackexchange.com/posts/11669/revisions. I added a proposed edit of adding it and "(extra characters, please remove)" which caused another user with more points who presumably has better edit rights to do only that 1-char edit as edit 3 in that link
    – Thomas
    Aug 9 '18 at 21:41

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