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Why is editing so hard? [duplicate]

Minor edits should be easy. I don't mean trivial edits, but rather low character count grammar and spelling edits. Changing a few characters to clean up the site makes the Internet better. ...
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Making small edits to my posts all the time bumps them to top; I need to stop, right? [duplicate]

I have a habit of repeatedly editing my own posts. I like to aim for perfection. Partly since the site encourages answering my own questions and treating that like a blog post. I notice this bumps ...
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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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What are “Community Wiki” posts?

Some questions and answers are marked Community Wiki and are owned by a community wiki user: (in fact, this very question is one of them) Why have Community Wiki posts? How do Community Wiki ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND!!!! (elections available only to high rep users)

I am worried that the moderators can now only be selected from those with 10.3k reputation. I understand that we must limit our options using some method, as too many choices would make this process ...
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Rethink minimum edit policy & message (and an alternative to the policy)

I find the minimum requirement on edits is fairly aggravating. Below: Reasons why, and a possible method of alleviating the problem. Firstly: because there may only be a few characters wrong, it is ...
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How can we encourage more substantial suggested edits?

Whenever I review the suggested edit queue, there are always a number of trivial edits that only fix one of many issues with the post. As a reviewer, I know that my appropriate course of action ...
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Too minor edit reason can sometimes be a little contradictory

In the sites FAQ it states "Please don’t use signatures or taglines in your posts, or they will be removed." Though these edits are sometimes rejected for being too minor. If edits are going to ...
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Trivial edits Part 2 “Stackoverflow” and “StackExchange”

Trivial edits. Especially when it consists of adding a single space. Currently, there are 9,415 results for “Stackoverflow” written as a solid compound. Some of those results spell the name with two ...
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It's been more than 10 days, Am I permanently banned for suggesting edits? [closed]

To reference this question I understood that I'm having too many edits rejected. Everyday, whenever I'm trying to edit a post it gives me error You are temporarily banned from suggesting edits - ...
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How can users convince SE that the 6 character minimum edit requirement is counterproductive?

SE sites do not allow edits of less than 6 characters. This is counterproductive, and results in the exact problem it is trying to solve: trivial edits. Because of SE's 6 character minimum edit ...
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Should formatting a question or answer always bump to front page?

Why does a formatting edit on an answer that has no upvotes and not an accepted answer push the question to the front page? Is it simply to provide the opportunity for others to upvote an old answer? ...
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1answer
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Are the privileges pages common to across sites?

I was thinking of adding a note to https://meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges/moderator-tools about not deleting questions closed as duplicates which is applicable across all sites. If I edit one page ...

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