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Legitimate edits of less than 6 characters [duplicate]

I recently came across an answer by BalusC which contained a link to a specification that has since been moved. When attempting to edit the link, a change which involved the subtraction of only 4 ...
Beau Grantham's user avatar
8 votes
2 answers
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What is the proper way to correct a typo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to overcome “Edits must be at least 6 characters”? I want to correct a typo on a post where the correction modifies less than 6 characters. How can I do this? ...
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Cannot suggest a single-character fix for a typo in a URL [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to overcome “Edits must be at least 6 characters”? I noticed a typo in URL posted in an answer. I know the correct URL, so I decided to correct it. I got this: ...
Michał Šrajer's user avatar
14 votes
1 answer
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Why should an edit be of at least 6 characters? [duplicate]

I'm doing my first reviews on Stack Overflow, and sometimes just formatting need to be corrected. I formatted a code snippet but the system does not allow me to save the changes because the edit ...
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1 answer
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How to edit answers to fix syntax errors when "Edits must be at least 6 characters" [duplicate]

While looking for an answer of my problem "How to round numbers with decimals in javascript", I found this SO answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/14194399/177665 This can be done using Javascript as ...
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0 votes
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How to fix the indentation of a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to overcome “Edits must be at least 6 characters”? Change this behavior to allow for spelling corrections and the like: “Edits must be at least 6 ...
Emmanuel Bourg's user avatar
-5 votes
1 answer
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Why can't a suggested edit be just one character? Typos usually are one character [duplicate]

Quoting the accepted answer from What about lowering the edit character limit for characters in code snippets?: There may be an exception where all that is needed is a one letter fix. However it is ...
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1 answer
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Editing code blocks fails when I don't have editing permissions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Why isn't a format-only edit allowed? How to overcome “Edits must be at least 6 characters”? I just tried to fix two code blocks in a question by marking ...
Andreas Ågren's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
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Why the limit for minimum of characters for editing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to overcome “Edits must be at least 6 characters”? I just tried to fix a misspelled word in an answer. https://stackoverflow.com/a/1903054/106248 It's "...
Hagai L's user avatar
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Some minor edits (few characters) are sometimes major edits because of different meanings. How to deal with them? [duplicate]

A question might talk about Latin-based languages, and refer to them as Romantic languages. From the context, and the capitalized "R", it is clear that they meant to say Romanic languages, as in ...
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Why is it necessary to add extra text when editing posts? [duplicate]

Why is adding some text necessary when editing posts on Stack Overflow when the editing can be done by removing some extra words and sentences? Here is a post I tried to edit to remove the word "WTF" ...
Digvijay Yadav's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
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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 ...
pahan's user avatar
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-1 votes
1 answer
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How can I edit questions to add indentation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to overcome “Edits must be at least 6 characters”? How to fix the indentation of a question? To edit a question, it says that I must enter at least 6 non-space ...
Ramy Al Zuhouri's user avatar
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1 answer
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What do you do if someone forgot to format there code and there isn't enough to change to submit an edit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to overcome “Edits must be at least 6 characters”? I tried to edit an answer but I can't because "[e]dits must be at least 6 characters".
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Converting text format to code format, not enough change to be considered an edit [duplicate]

If a code portion of an answer is not formatted correctly and I edit it, it is not considered a valid edit unless I change 6 characters. But what if I only want to update the format of the answer and ...
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