On the beta sites, if I spot a typo I want to correct it. Sometimes that may only be one letter. But I can't because:
You do not have edit privileges. Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed.
This is a pain because I do have rights on other sites but, OK, I can live with it. So I make my correction and add the Edit Summary as "Typo". Then I see:
Comment must be at least 10 chars long
OK, so I change the Edit Summary to "typo this is a 10 character comment" which is not the best comment ever but by now I'm getting frustrated that fixing one letter is so hard whereas in other software (e.g. MediaWiki on Wikipedia) I would be done by now.
Then I see:
Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because:
- Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?
Oops!?! I just want to make the post more readable and I've spent several minutes trying to jump through all the hoops and it still isn't changed! Aargh!
So I looked on meta and found the question had been asked: Why are trivial edits discouraged? The highest voted answer starts with "I think this is an excellent question and I'm unsure about the answer myself."
So to my question - actually a feature request. Please can we allow fixing trivial edits?
In the case I was looking at, the word "no" was typed when it should have been "not" and it took me a few reads to figure it out. For people who find English difficult, it might confuse them further.
(I think concerns about bumping posts or posts becoming "Community wiki" could be dealt with, e.g. by introducing a "this is a minor edit" button - again, like Wikipedia.)