A question might talk about Latin-based languages, and refer to them as Romantic languages.
From the context, and the capitalized "R", it is clear that they meant to say Romanic languages, as in languages related to Rome, or languages derived from Latin, and not languages with significant romantic literature.
If I suggest the edit from "Romantic" to "Romanic", the system says that the edit is minor (less than 5 characters). But the 1 character edit changes the meaning of the sentence (unless the reader understands it's a typo and reads it accordingly).
I can easily circumvent this by replacing "Romantic" with "Romanic (Latin-derived)" to have enough characters changed.
Is a moderator right to reject such an edit?
I understand why a moderator would reject a change that just ads a synonym between parentheses. That doesn't help with readability. But, the synonym is only added to circumvent the hard condition of more than 5 characters changed, and this is explained accurately in the edit comment.
I can easily understand and accept that moderators sometimes make mistakes. Everyone does, that's life. But I wonder if the moderator would not be mistaken to reject such an edit. And if not, what would be the reasoning.
The above scenario played out here.