I found a post that is being bumped by the OP (so far 4 times in the last 30 days) by doing meaningless edits: deleting 1 character / adding 1 character. I think that the system has a rule to prevent this. Is the rule "Edits must be at least 6 characters" still in place? Does it depend on the user's reputation or if the user is the OP?


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The author of a post has never been limited by the character limit on edits; the limit only applies to suggested edits.

Of course, behaviour like this is discouraged, and a good reason to contact them via a moderator message. I wouldn't suspend immediately; on some other websites this behaviour is quite common and we should give them some time to learn which rules apply here.

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    So if you see this behaviour please use a custom mod flag on the post to alert the moderator team.
    – Luuklag
    Commented Sep 3, 2021 at 17:23

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