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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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Indentation only edits in python code [duplicate]

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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 ...
Rob d'Apice's user avatar
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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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Edits must be at least 6 non-space characters [duplicate]

I fixed the formatting to an answer for this question but was unable to proceed as I hadn't changed 6 characters. I added a couple links to utilities mentioned. I then noticed the links weren't ...
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Allow "suggested edits" to be less than 10 characters [duplicate]

Right now, a user making a suggested edit to a Q or A, must make at least 10 chars change, as there is a filter to that effect which seems to be active on all subsites. The problem is that quite ...
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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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How to overcome "Edits must be at least 6 characters"

On Stack Overflow, there was a question with an incorrectly formatted list, which lacked a newline before it and thus came out like this: 1. Hello 2. Something else 3. Goodbye I changed it to the ...
vbence's user avatar
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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 ...
Dan Nissenbaum's user avatar
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6 character long edits, hack

I think you Jeff should really fix this: When you are such a noob user (as i am) and you cannot edit directly other people questions, you can provide an edit that will be moderated(?). Now, your edits ...
Shoe's user avatar
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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: ...
Michał Šrajer's user avatar
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Why are trivial edits prohibited in StackOverflow? [duplicate]

Ok, I'm going to try and phrase this in the such away that people don't downvote based on any implied opinion on my part. I realize edits less than six characters are prohibited on Stack Overflow. ...
Peter Alfvin's user avatar
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14 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
zavg's user avatar
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-6 votes
1 answer
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Remove "corrected spelling" from the Edit Summary suggestion

I cannot imagine a spelling correction that changes at least 6 characters. Spelling corrections are discouraged, whether explicitly or through this limit (I'm not sure whether they are explicitly ...
RomanSt's user avatar
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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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