When trying to create & preview this edit to this answer in the Android app (I successfully did it from my computer), I got this error message instead of the preview:

Please fix the following:

This suggested edit changes too much

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 5.0.1.

  • Can you copy your edited version of that answer into this question?
    – Laurel
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 20:04
  • @Laurel Is this good? Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 20:14
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    Reminds me of Edit via iOS app - “This suggested edit changes too much”
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 20:17
  • @SolomonUcko Yes.
    – Laurel
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 20:25
  • In the defense of the system, that is a fairly substantial change relative to the length of the answer, but I think it's justified. I don't know if I'd call this a bug though. Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 23:02
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    One reason the app may have given you an error but not the website, is that we don't do this validation for logged in web users. That said, that change shouldn't have produced that error. Depending on the comment, you could have gotten a different error, but that not that one. I'll investigate but so far there aren't any red flags. Commented Nov 2, 2018 at 21:50
  • @YaakovEllis Why was this declined? Commented Nov 29, 2020 at 23:40
  • While this is about the app, from the looks of it, this may also be a problem with the public API, and therefore, supported. Are you sure that that's not the case? Commented Nov 30, 2020 at 6:59

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Smells like a version of this bug to me (thanks Glorfindel for digging it up), though I'm not totally sure. I submitted this to the DAG team's bug triage process and will report back.


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