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Why do edits have to be at least 6 characters?

I am wondering why edits are required to be at least 6 characters. As an example, someone answered the question How to calculate the integral of a Legendre polynomial excellently but for a typo, which ...
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Comments should contain at least $15$ characters

When we want to write a comment we see this message: "enter at least $15$ characters" However it is not an accurate way of measuring the characters used in comments when we are in discussion ...
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What happens if exceed character limit in comments?

I am aware that for comments we have maximum of 600 characters to type and by curiosity I just happened to type some random words in a comment box. I expected that when comment exceeded 600 characters ...
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When a very short subject line is too long

Showing $\frac{|\overrightarrow{A_1B}|}{|\overrightarrow{A_1C}|}\frac{|\overrightarrow{B_1C}|}{|\overrightarrow{B_1A}|}\frac{|\overrightarrow{C_1A}|}{|\overrightarrow{C_1B}|}=1$ implies $AA_1$, $BB_1$,...
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Can someone with rep fix this?

I was able to make a useful change to this question, but then when I saw a need to correct a sign, I could not do it because it wasn't enough characters. Now I have a wholesale change back in the ...
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Should there be a different character limits on edits for Mathematics Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I came across this question in Mathematics Stack Exchange where the OP neglected to specify the type of norms he wants people to help finding. The specification can be made clear by simply adding <...
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Why is there a character limit for mathematics post edits?

I am seeking to fix a very small (but significant) typo in summation indices for this answer. In particular, in the last two equations of the post, the summation should start from $i=1$ instead of $i=...
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Rejected edit because of having to meet a minimum number of edit characters

Recently had an edit rejected... There was a typo in the original "2-cycles" should have been "3-cycles" which is a fairly big mistake ...
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Expanding abbreviated tag names

As the character limit for tag names was raised to 35, we can now replace some awkwardly abbreviated tag names (like geometric-invariant-theor) with their fully spelled out names. I've already done ...
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Character count for special formatting in comments: source or output?

I would expect that special symbols such as $ and \frac{abc}{def} are excluded from the character count in comments. So that <...
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Excessively long tags

"combinatorial number theory" "linear fractional transformations" The software forbids these two tags because they are too long. Should the length limits be adjusted? Or is there some way of making ...
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Fixing the newly created "geometric-invariant-theor" tag

A tag for geometric invariant theory has been created today, but it comes with a problem: the final "y" is missing, therefore its current name is geometric-invariant-theor. Is there an upper limit ...
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How we can edit the posts in which the edit we suggest is less than 6 characters? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange allows the edit to be taken place if it is at least 6 characters long but sometimes we come across some posts in which there is error with less than 6 characters edit (it can be the ...
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The upper limit on the size of an answer

I am preparing (offline) a rather long (didactic) answer to a certain (very short) question on StackExchange Mathematics. Since I am yet unable to see to the end of the answer, and what I have is ...
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Is the moment-generating-functns tag spelled wrong on purpose?

The moment-generating-functns-tag seems to be spelled incorrectly. However, it could be due to a limit on the number of used characters, but since I couldn't find anything on it, I just wanted to ...
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Sorry, buster, we are going to need a valid reason

I tried to reject an edit which removed two relevant tags from a question with the following custom reason: "removes good tags". It wanted me to type more characters, so I added some spaces. ...
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Why must a minimum of 6 characters be changed when editing typesetting errors? [duplicate]

I've had some problems when helping to fix minor typesetting errors that I am required to edit a minimum number of characters, but usually only less than 6 are needed to change. What's the reason for ...
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About edition of a topic [duplicate]

Sometimes I Find some french in MSE, and I never can edit some "language mistakes" like in this post When I have to justify my edit : I know numbers are 1 2 3 4 5 6... so why it doesn't work? :/ ...
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Editing for missing dollar signs

So, I'm a new user and trying to figure out how things work around here. I saw a post in which someone forgot to put one of their math equations between dollar signs, so it came out in raw LateX ...
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Lower bound on comments

I wish the comments didn't have a lower bound for characters.Many times all I want to say is "yes". Can someone explain me what is the purpose of this l.b.?
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why must edits be at least six characters? [duplicate]

I just attempted to correct a typo in the mathjax of a question. it was merely a case of a slightly misplaced }. which was correctly used in similar expressions throughout the rest of the text. the ...
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Slightly more informative error messages when the title is too long

Titles are limited to 150 characters. This is a reasonable limitations, but with $\rm\LaTeX$ one can easily go beyond that. Since it is impossible to a priori judge the length of the compiled $\rm\...
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Minimum suggested edit length

I just edited a question which was missing a couple of {} in its LaTeX markup. The effect was to make it hard to work out what was going on for people (such as, I ...
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