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correction with less than 6 characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What about lowering the edit character limit for characters in code snippets? I'd like to change the answer of user Yuan in this question because the second item in his list ...
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How to deal with code which is wrong due to the case sensitive nature of the language? [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow I find many code snippets which are otherwise correct but will throw an error because of the case sensitive nature of the programming language it's written in (Java, Unix, etc). I ...
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Why is there a 10-character minimum on edits? [duplicate]

Sometimes I come across errors in answers that are small, but "catastrophic". For example, they wrote is when they meant isn't, or they mis-typed a bash command that could damage someone's system. I ...
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Indentation only edits in python code [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change this behavior to allow for spelling corrections and the like: “Edits must be at least 6 characters” Edits under 6 characters need to be allowed for code ...
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what's the “official” way to do a one-character edit when there is one character to be added?

Do you know what's the difference between text (prose) and code? Yep, you're right: characters do matter. Suppose I was looking for some right command. Suppose I found it and suppose it turned out ...
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formatting posts [duplicate]

So sometimes I edit new people's posts just to fix up dodgy formatting. I consider such edits useful because they tend to greatly improve the readability of any code included. Very often when I choose ...
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Is it necessary to completely re-edit an old question according to the new guidelines just to make a small improvement?

Well, the title says it: to my surprise, I have discovered that in order to add a small improvement to a question, I had to change its title to avoid the word "problem", properly indent the code, etc.—...
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Why can I not save an edit for a question when I only edit a code block? [duplicate]

When I try to edit a question with poor formatting, I received this message: Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because: Nothing appears to have changed Here is an example of the edit I tried ...
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What is reasoning behind disallowing edits less than 6 characters [duplicate]

I get that the mods do not want people to abuse the edit system just to rack up the edit counts, but stack overflow is primarily about code. Therefore we must be exact. I recently came across a post ...
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Why can't a suggested edit be just one character? Typos usually are one character [duplicate]

Quoting the accepted answer from What about lowering the edit character limit for characters in code snippets?: There may be an exception where all that is needed is a one letter fix. However it is ...
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Minimum 6 character edit is not a practical rule [duplicate]

I just wanted to express my concern over the 6 character edit rule. Many times I came over answers posted by users which have some error in codes they posted. And usually the errors in their posts ...
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Editing just one character when it matters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What about lowering the edit character limit for characters in code snippets? I understand the restriction on question/answer edit to prevent useless, meaningless and ...