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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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4answers
257 views

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: ...
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1answer
431 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
143 views

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 ...
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1answer
80 views

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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1answer
89 views

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 ...
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0answers
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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 "...
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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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votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
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0answers
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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" ...
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1answer
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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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0answers
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Cannot suggest basic formatting edits based on whitespace: “Edits must be at least 6 characters” [duplicate]

I often find myself wanting to improve new member's OPs readability by only doing basic formatting: adding whitespace to break down one chunk of text into several lines/sections adding - to format ...
3
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0answers
25 views

“Your edit must be at least X characters” is problematic at Code Golf [duplicate]

Many times when I try to edit an answer with things like "Improved formatting" I am prohibited from doing so due to the "Your edit must be at least X characters" prompt. I understand why a rule like ...
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7answers
1k views

Why are trivial edits discouraged?

Looking at Edit questions and answers privilege, I find this to be a surprising requirement: Try to make the post substantively better when you edit, not just change a single character. Tiny, ...

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