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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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5answers
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Remove trivial edit restriction

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 ...
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3answers
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Allow under 6 character changes if they are inside code tags

I tried to update a jQuery code block that was missing a curly brace. The code is incorrect, but I cannot edit it since changes under 6 characters are not allowed (at least at my level of rep?). I ...
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Allow "trivial" edits for code indentation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow under 6 character changes if they are inside code tags Trivial edits are discouraged - good. However I edited a post that was otherwise a good question, except the code ...
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1answer
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Edits under 6 characters should be allowed if in a hyperlink URL

The 'under 6 characters' limit on suggested edits should be waived for edits in URLs -- it should be possible to correct something like a trailing slash without messing with the prose.
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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0answers
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Do not enforce 6-non-space-characters suggested edit rule for changes to code formatting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow under 6 character changes if they are inside code tags How to fix the indentation of a question? Why does the rule of "minimum of 6-non-space-characters" for suggested ...
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0answers
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Can't suggest minor but important edit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to overcome “Edits must be at least 6 characters”? Recently I came across this answer on Stack Overflow It has so many upvotes but it is not working because ...
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0answers
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Suggestion: Allow 1-char edits, if they are within the code block [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow under 6 character changes if they are inside code tags I wanted to fix a typo in another user's answer, and was prevented from doing it because the edit was less than 6 ...
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0answers
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Use the wording and links of "you don't have edit privileges" banner from mobile web in the desktop version

Prompted by the comments on this answer. On mobile, when I try to edit a post on a site I don't have edit privileges on, I get this banner: You do not have edit privileges. Your edit will be ...
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Should "Edits must be at least 6 characters" apply to edits that affect only code? [duplicate]

Often code mistakes are only 1-3 characters but completely invalidate the code if uncorrected. Are the reasons for this restriction in regular edits documented and well known? Do these reasons apply ...