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Will this spelling mistake ever be fixed under the current rules? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove trivial edit restriction More and more I've been noticing lots of spelling mistakes and grammar errors on various SE sites. There's even been several times where the ...
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Unable to edit questions with valid but small changes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove trivial edit restriction Editing a question takes effect if more than 6 non-space characters are changed. But I had found many times that people leave signatures at the ...
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I can't create a mark-down link when editing an existing answer [duplicate]

Since more than 6 characters need to change when editing an answer, I can't convert a textual link to a real link: Original Text More info: I've been looking at cocoahttpserver (http://code.google....
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Allow smaller edits for everyone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove trivial edit restriction Basically, in this answer, I made a spelling mistake. The user was good enough to spot it and even tried to edit but couldn't. As they will ...
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Response edit “characters changed” metric/limitation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove trivial edit restriction It seems that Stack Overflow explicitly provides a possibility to edit responses, and even suggests "spelling" in edit comment. Yet Stack ...
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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 ...
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Are we discouraged from fixing typos and misspellings on Stack Exchange sites?

I just attempted to fix a typo on a question on cooking.stackexchange.com and saw this Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because: Your edit summary must be at least 10 characters This ...
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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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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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Allow under 6 character changes if they are inside code tags

I tried to update a jQuery code block that was missing a curly brace. The code is incorrect, but I cannot edit it since changes under 6 characters are not allowed (at least at my level of rep?). I ...
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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 must be for more than 6 characters - seems a very arbitrary number

I was reading a post and noticed 2 spelling and grammar errors. See the preferred answer here: Singleton instance instantiation But I was not able to correct due to this notice: Edits must be at ...
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Allow “trivial” edits for code indentation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow under 6 character changes if they are inside code tags Trivial edits are discouraged - good. However I edited a post that was otherwise a good question, except the code ...
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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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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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