Linked Questions

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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
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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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1answer
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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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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
442 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
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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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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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 ...
9
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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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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
439 views

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
695 views

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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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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