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How do I fix typos and errors in formulas? Stack Exchange seems to have a 6 character minimum edit limit [duplicate]

The typo is 1-2 characters. Does Stack Exchange want broken formulas and typos? What's the rationale for this limit? (Maybe it's per setup. My current problem is with ham.stackexchange.com.)
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How to perform a necessary short edit? [duplicate]

The Stack Exchange policy seems to be to disallow edits of fewer than six characters. However, often in technical subjects an edit of a single character can make a critical difference. I just ...
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How to avoid the 6 character minimum edit limit? [duplicate]

I recently found a piece of PHP code on Stack Overflow that was missing a semicolon. This would cause a syntax error, which in turn would cause a "500 internal error", and could be very confusing to ...
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Does marking an earlier question as a duplicate of a newer one harm the asker?

In multiple meta questions it's suggested that an older question can be marked as a duplicate of a newer question. For example, from the accepted answer to "Should I vote to close a duplicate question,...
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Is fixing a broken link not a substantial enough improvement to be allowed to bypass the 6 character edit rule? [duplicate]

There was a broken link on the selected answer to this question:- Forking a new version of my application However, when I made the edit to update the link it would not let me submit unless I changed ...
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Drop the current 6 character minimum for broken hyperlink edits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Legitimate edits of less than 6 characters There should be a way to do small edits in special cases. Could not edit a users answer to correct a bad hyperlink because the ...
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Is it a good idea to either drop requirement for a limit of 6 character for edits, or drop the ability to edit for users under 2K?

I have just attempted to make my first edit of another user's post - correcting a reference to a single-letter class name, which otherwise could throw a novice (see paercebal's answer in In C++, what ...
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Should I vote to close a duplicate question, even though it's much newer, and has more up to date answers?

I have seen this many times, a question is being asked because a previous, duplicate question was asked and answered a few years ago and has no longer relevant answers. The recommendation is to edit ...
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Can't fix link in answer because it needs minimum chars to edit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: We're discouraged from fixing typos and misspellings on SE sites? Edits under 6 characters should be allowed if in a hyperlink URL Can't create a mark-down link when ...
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How to overcome "Edits must be at least 6 characters"

On Stack Overflow, there was a question with an incorrectly formatted list, which lacked a newline before it and thus came out like this: 1. Hello 2. Something else 3. Goodbye I changed it to the ...
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Are we discouraged from fixing typos and misspellings on Stack Exchange sites?

I just attempted to fix a typo on a question on cooking.stackexchange.com and saw this Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because: Your edit summary must be at least 10 characters This ...