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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
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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: ...
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1answer
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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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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
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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 ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 ...
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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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1answer
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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 ...
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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 ...
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0answers
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“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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5answers
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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
1k views

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
855 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
350 views

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
147 views

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
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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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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 ...
4
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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
103 views

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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1answer
133 views

Indentation only edits in python code [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change this behavior to allow for spelling corrections and the like: “Edits must be at least 6 characters” Edits under 6 characters need to be allowed for code ...
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0answers
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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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0answers
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Editing an SO answer with < 6 characters to correct code syntax [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change this behavior to allow for spelling corrections and the like: “Edits must be at least 6 characters” This has been asked before here, but I think this rule ...
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1answer
84 views

Should we change the phrasing of the “under 6 characters minimum” message to prevent confusion and duplicate questions

When making a small edit (say to code or hyperlinks) to fix something that's testably broken, you may get the error message forcing you to leave provably broken code. Edits must be at least 6 ...
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1answer
81 views

Edits 6 characters limitation case [duplicate]

When I found missing '=' in codes, I cannot edit coz of Edits have limitation, at least 6 character must change.
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1answer
126 views

What to do with the 6 character edit limit? [duplicate]

Disclaimer: I searched and I found a lot of questions about the character limit, but none include the comprehensive feature request I make here, so I kindly request to consider this post not a ...
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1answer
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Could we restrict reputation bonus for edits to a minimum character length, and remove the edit size restriction?

In Austio's response to this question, it needs a single character edit which is critical to the response (@user should be @users). However, due to the edit length restriction, I could not make the ...
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0answers
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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 ...
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0answers
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Editing question without edit limits [duplicate]

Edits limits (Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?) can be passed easily using html comments. Testing: This is what can be done to skip the edit ...
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0answers
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why the 6 letter min. for editing spelling/grammar in questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: We're discouraged from fixing typos and misspellings on SE sites? How should one correct spelling or grammar that is under 6 letter change if less than that is not ...