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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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