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Formatting problem for a user post? [duplicate]

There are some cases in which a new user will only post questions. Those will not be in the proper format. If we try to change the contents to the proper coding format and then click the update button,...
backtrack's user avatar
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6 votes
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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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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 ...
Sheena's user avatar
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pure-whitespace edits cannot be submitted [duplicate]

This has been discussed before (e.g. Only adding whitespace to a question leads to rejection of edit) but the explanations point to something other than the edit. Every time I try to just add four ...
SheetJS's user avatar
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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 ...
Jin35's user avatar
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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 ...
Oleg2718281828's user avatar
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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 ...
Chris Rudd's user avatar
62 votes
5 answers

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 ...
Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE's user avatar
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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 ...
Dan Nissenbaum's user avatar
27 votes
3 answers

Why should edits be at least six non-space characters?

Earlier today I got this message: Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because: Edits must be at least 6 non-space characters; is there something else to improve in this post? However, the purpose ...
ashays's user avatar
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What do I do about poor review of my edits?

It's clear that the reviewers didn't understand this suggested edit. It's a bug-fix. I had to add a comment to make it more than 6 characters though. What can I do? I tried to edit it a second time ...
Dan Bolser's user avatar
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Why are trivial edits prohibited in StackOverflow? [duplicate]

Ok, I'm going to try and phrase this in the such away that people don't downvote based on any implied opinion on my part. I realize edits less than six characters are prohibited on Stack Overflow. ...
Peter Alfvin's user avatar
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Prevent Suggested Edits on <pre></pre> Code Blocks

For whatever reason, it would appear that users with under 2000 rep are strongly discouraged from making suggested edits to code blocks even in answers: Suggested Edit rejected because reviewers didn&...
jmac's user avatar
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Can minimum character limit or reputation threshold for suggested edits be changed locally (per site)?

Is it possible for moderators to request changing of the minimum character limit for suggested edits for a particular site? Or is it at least possible to lower the rep required for edits? I am asking ...
Martin's user avatar
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Tag wiki/excerpt suggestion don't have a minimum character limit

I saw that this edit was allowed to pass, even through visually it doesn't comply with the minimum character limit. They indeed are not rejected by the system and I don't think this is the intended ...
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