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Six-character minimum edit prevents typo corrections

I went to fix an obvious typo in someone's post, and was unable to do so due to the six-character minimum. I'm new to this site, so I want to understand why. I've read What defines a necessary one-...
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Do we have a policy on signalling edits in text?

Other sites in the stack exchange network have established policies against signalling edits in text. Examples such as this meta from RPG.SE and this meta from Worldbuilding.SE. The summary of those ...
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What is the official line on Mega-Questions?

With reference to: Publishing Fantasy versus Realistic Fiction (multiple questions) It is my opinion that requests for the question to be split down are a little over zealous. After all, one of the ...
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What defines a “necessary” one-letter edit?

I was reading this answer to a recent question about how to get honest, unbiased feedback on writing from friends when I noticed the author had accidentally used the wrong character to close a ...
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Can we allow rollbacks to our edits in a queue?

Recently, I've come across a few questions which had suggested edits. I looked over the edits, and either accepted or rejected them. Now, for some reason edits accepted or rejected by me require ...
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Why was my revision rejected?

This question What are the best techniques to show a character's emotions as seen by the POV character? had received a close vote supposedly because it was "asking what to write". I didn't think ...
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Comment, edit, or answer

For this question, I ended up leaving three comments (one on the question and two on different answers). Some content might be reasonably edited into an answer (e.g., replacing "moonless" with "...
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What should be edited?

I did a quick search on this, but none of the questions seemed to address the topic (the answer may be buried in a question somewhere; I didn't look at them all). I have a reputation on other sites ...
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Is there a place for critiquing book proposals within stack exchange?

Is there a place in Stack Exchange where you can share an excerpt of a story or proposed book and receive feedback?
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Earning the Editor Badge

I'm a new user and did a search to see if this topic was already covered, but found nothing, so forgive me if this has already been mentioned. I obtained the editor badge when I went to edit a post ...
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What to do when you have to edit a question, enough to invalidate previous answers, but not enough to warrant its own question?

The title says it all, a specific example: How to control safety nets in discovery writing