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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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341 votes
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The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide

I noticed that I can only perform certain actions such as commenting a finite number of times in a given period of time. Obviously, rate limiting is in place to prevent accidental misuse or ...
314 votes
1 answer

How do suggested edits work?

When clicking "edit" I see: Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed. We welcome edits that make the post easier to understand and more valuable for readers. Because ...
47 votes
9 answers

Raising the 25 chars limit for tags

I just tried to add a tag for "implementation-defined-behavior" on SO but I couldn't because of the 25 char limit. I had to resort to an abbreviation (implem.-defined-behavior), which is rather ugly ...
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43 votes
3 answers

For both post and comment flags, increase the maximum length permitted for the text of custom flags

For questions and answers, the maximum length is 500 characters. For comments it was a mere 200 characters, but was increased to 500 characters on 2022-10-19. It was impossible to "Be specific ...
T.J. Crowder's user avatar
64 votes
2 answers

Increase the character limit of the custom edit rejection reasons

During my time on Arqade, I sometimes take some time from my experience to visit the Suggested Edits review queue, and approve/reject the edits I see. I find myself rejecting a lot of edits that are ...
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41 votes
2 answers

Line breaks/paragraphs for bounty text

According to What markdown formatting features are available for Bounty remarks? only "mini"-markdown is enabled for bounty text. I just posted a bounty over on Add an option to recall moved questions,...
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12 votes
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Please increase the maximum allowed length for answers

Another recent request pointed out an issue with the current system: answers are limited to only 30,000 characters in length. While I personally do not feel that posting very large amounts of code ...
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34 votes
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Reduce Character Limit for Bounty Custom Text

I am suggesting dramatically lowering the custom text characters allowed in any bounty from 3000 to the length of a comment (600). The reasons for this is as follows: There are no no paragraph breaks ...
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25 votes
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What is the maximum length of a chat room message?

On tex.stackexchange, I had to break a chat message into pieces because it was too long. Comment fields on the list itself say how many characters are left, but chat messages don't, and I can't find ...
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24 votes
4 answers

The Tag Wiki dropdown should display the entire tag wiki excerpt

Tag Wiki Excerpts support ~ 450 characters, but Tag Wiki dropdowns only display ~ 300 characters. The remaining characters are truncated. This would not be a problem if the tag excerpt was used ...
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31 votes
3 answers

Prevent (or at least notify about) display names shorter than 3 chars

Until yesterday my display name was 2 characters. This ended when I started wondering about some issues with comments and notifications, went to meta, and found out that there is an important ...
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Ambiguous word use in the "create posts" privilege help center page

In the help center page for question bans, the first thing said is a quote from the blog (emphasis mine): Asking questions is a privilege, not a right. However, in the help center page for the "...
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4 votes
4 answers

Character limit for wiki answers

We've done it. We've reached the answer character limit for (one of the few) wikis that are actual wikis on Stack Overflow. Now that we've reached that limit, what should be done? Should the limit ...
George Stocker's user avatar
17 votes
1 answer

Why was the minimum comment length of 15 chosen?

Note: I am not asking why is there a minimum limit. Previously closed as dup, but neither of the "duplicates" answer this question!!! The suggested dups were: Can we get rid of the ...
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