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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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2answers
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Should tiny edits be accepted or rejected in review?

I regularly review suggested edits on the review page. One common situation is that a user will propose a tiny edit, like capitalising a single letter, or removing only the salutation from a post. In ...
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2answers
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Change this behavior to allow for spelling corrections and the like: “Edits must be at least 6 characters”

Now, it is easy to workaround this: add 10 characters, plus your one-character change, then remove these 10 characters in the next edit for the same post. But this can hardly be what the designers ...
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2answers
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pure code formatting, to enhance a question, is impossible (without 2k rep)

Without 2k rep, code formatting is impossible, because it just adds spaces, which don't count for the 6-character-ritual-threshold. This question is related to impossible title-improvements for a ...
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1answer
857 views

Legitimate edits of less than 6 characters

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 ...
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7answers
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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 ...
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1answer
446 views

Make 'zero width space' count as white space

I don't know what the reviewers were thinking, but this is not the issue here: Rather, the limit was circumvented by inserting six U+200B (UTF-8 E2 80 8B, "ZERO WIDTH SPACE") at the end of the sample ...
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1answer
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Should we edit spelling mistakes or not?

You can't ask for to fix grammatical or spelling mistakes and discourage tiny, trivial and single character edits at the same time. ...to distinguish this from other questions: I don’t care if ...
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2answers
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Why is there a 10-character minimum on edits? [duplicate]

Sometimes I come across errors in answers that are small, but "catastrophic". For example, they wrote is when they meant isn't, or they mis-typed a bash command that could damage someone's system. I ...
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1answer
242 views

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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1answer
145 views

Require substantial edits when editing

Background I usually see some poorly formatted questions which other users are happy to edit and improve. This is a good thing. However these editors sometimes only address very small portions of the ...
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1answer
186 views

Can't comment, but I can screw up someone else's code? [duplicate]

I am not a very active member of stackoverflow. My reputation is veeeery low. I've just found an answer to somebody's question, that solves my problem too! But I would like to add a very tiny bit of ...
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2answers
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Allow editing titles without editing the question itself [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Title edit plus minor body edit return 'too short' error Search turned up nothing, so here goes. Users gain the ability to edit only the tags of a question at 25% of ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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Minimal number of character changes for editing should be relative to post length

I was trying to edit this answer to improve its formating and fix a typo error. But it prevents me to submit the edit as edits should be at least 6 characters. Original: Or tou can put in your /...

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