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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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