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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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How can I improve my specific question?

My question I am here to understand how improve to formulate my question. As matter of fact in the link I have tried to show my attempt and I have required as a question to check if my attempt is ...
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Approved edit that makes question *less* readable

I recently encountered the following edit of a question: https://math.stackexchange.com/revisions/4126525/2 I hope everyone here agrees that the edit is not appropriate. A minor thing is that editing &...
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Why cannot I approve suggested edits?

I still remember the time as I was able to approve suggested edits. Then at some point my approvals start require an agreement of a further user. The only possible reason for this restriction I can ...
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Appealing a rejected edit

I recently edited an answer to a question in differential geometry about computing the round metric. https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/1575851 The provided answer was a correct ...
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How to make or suggest good edits

What should I do when editing a post, or suggesting an edit? Math SE is a collaborative platform where almost anyone can contribute. One way in which you can improve the site is by editing posts (...
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Is it possible to take back my suggestion on edit an answer or (question)?

I recently suggested an edit to an answer on MSE site, but a few minute later I realized I was wrong and the answer didn't need that edit. So I clicked on the edit again to find an option to cancel ...
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How does this suggested edit “address the author of the post”? [duplicate]

Suggested edit: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/1483208 Rejection reason: This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have ...
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Why were my suggested edits rejected? Posters failed to transcribe book's question accurately. Omitted book version, exercise, page numbers

There are four editions of Bartle & Sherbert's Intro to Real Analysis. The posters didn't clarify which. Keen-ameteur and José Carlos Santos rejected https://math.stackexchange.com/review/...
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Are Tag-only edits too minor (the use of the Number-Theory tag)?

As a relatively new participant (long time user) of Math.SE I must confess that my knowledge of what is considered "appropriately non-minor" as an edit is certainly lacking. This question ...
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Is my workaround for the minimum character limit okay?

I tried to edit this answer, simply by adding 2 pairs of parentheses which fell short of the 6 character minimum limit. So I cancelled the edit and suggested the change via a comment, then the OP did ...
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Vandalizing question posted by others

Today I found a rather weird case where a question had been vandalized by another user to a completely different question. I did a search here and saw a lot of posts on vandalizing questions posted by ...
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Deleting 'thanks for help' from posts

What's the stance on edits where the only real change is deleting, "Thanks for the help in advance," or similar? I think it'd be best if the OP didn't write them in the first place but I ...
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Why is there no edit option below the question?

This is not the first time but many times I've encountered this problem. There is no 'edit' option below the question as it usually is. Here's the screenshot: What might be the reason for this?
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I suggested an edit, title, tag and body on a 5 years old post and was rejected, Why?

I happened to suggest an edit where IMO I made the title more descriptive, edited and added text in the body and added one more tag. On a 5 years old post. This https://math.stackexchange.com/review/...
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Someone edited my answer. Now it is wrong.

There has been an edit to an old answer of mine and it was approved by other two users. Now the answer is wrong, obviously. What should I do? I'm not happy about this at all. How can it be that some ...
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Should users that by now, should already have +2k but due to some reason have less than 2k, be suggesting edits?

I was observing that some users, by now, should already have 2k points or more, but due to say bounties here and there, have less than 2k.
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What can be done about problematic suggested edits?

When one encounters a problematic suggested edit one has the option to reject it. However, in some cases it might seem like more should be done (this includes a persistent pattern of problematic ...
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Can't see formatted output when reviewing edit

Recently, I've found that when I go to review an edit by a new user, I can only see the markdown, and not the formatted output. Here a screenshot of the top left corner of the page: I'm sure ...
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Clarifying a factually incorrect case but editor opts for formatting change instead?

I am trying to edit this answer, which makes a claim about eigenvectors that is not true for all matrices. My edit was rejected. Instead, the editor followed up with a baffling formatting edit that ...
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Suggested edits : changes in titles

When reviewing suggested Edit, there is a side by side view before/after of the post. Could it possible to have the same feature for changes in the titles? It can be quite difficult to validate an ...
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Isn't changing $\sum_x^y …$ to $\displaystyle \sum_x^y …$, 8 times, an improvement on an answer?

How come an edit was rejected if it improved the formating? Isn't changing $\sum_x^y...$ to $\displaystyle \sum_x^y...$, 8 times, an improvement on an answer ? (notice the above it's just an ...
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Community makes content edits?

In this particular answer of mine Community account made an edit - I always thought Community is a bot- account. It flipped the colour description of the functions wrongly - what is happening? ...
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At 5000 point I received a new privilege.

I recently reached 5000 points and I got a message, saying I have a new privilege. "Approve tag wiki edits" What does this mean?
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Trying to add the abstract algebra tag

I'm just trying to add the abstract algebra tag to this old question I just bountied and the same user keeps rejecting it: Closed subscheme of a projective scheme determined by homogeneous ideals ...
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Why don't I get reputation points for edits anymore?

It has now been 3 days. Although I edit questions, I do not get reputation points anymore. The edits have not been rejected. Any hints, please?
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Abuse “Reject-and-Edit” to reject singlehandedly

Although it requires 2 contributors (rep $\geq2000$) to reject an edit, it only needs 1 by "rejecting and editing" actually. And later, I found this problem have been came up before. Today I found ...
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What a good title should be?

In guidance How to ask a good question. it states: Make your title your question Use your title to convey as much information about your question as possible. Since the tags already convey the ...
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Adding information from comments to an incomplete answer

This is somewhat related to this meta post which received no clear answer. I recently tried to edit the accepted answer here by adding crucial information its writer wrote in the comments, but that ...
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Is there a way find edits that you've reviewed?

I've now just reached the point where I'm able to review suggested edits, and have reviewed a handful. I've also just rejected an edit for the first time. (The edit inserted extra information which ...
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Why we need more than one review to accept an edit?

As you all know, once a user reach 2000 reputation he is able to edit questions and answers. Users with less than 2000 reputation can also edit a post however their edit needs to be reviewed and ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

Suggested edit: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/1113380 Answer: Volume of a solid with base of circular disk, parallel crosssections perpendicular to base are squares. I found ...
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Inappropriate to clarify a questioner's title?

[edit: I posted this while possibly not in the best frame of mind for calm and thoughtful writing, and that probably comes through. But I seriously would appreciate feedback about how to treat this ...
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Unreasonable rejected edit suggestion?

I have asked a question today at math.SE. I got a nice answer in the comments by Marco. He changed his comment to an answer, and explained the general idea, but not the special case to answer my ...
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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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I just accepted an edit I actually wanted to improve.

I just accepted an edit I actually wanted to improve, because I misclicked. Now I can not cancel my review, and I can not edit the question myself because of the pending edit. Is there anything you ...
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Second edit on the same question doesn't submit with previous latest edits

I edited this question once (edit 1) which was again edited (improved - edit 2) by user1729. I later found a more apt question title and edited the question again (edit 3) just to change the title of ...
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Why can't you improve tag-wiki edits?

When reviewing post edits you have the option to Improve Edit as well as Reject and Edit. These options are no longer available when a tag-wiki edit shows up in the queue (there have been quite a few ...
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Possibility to `unfold 4 identical lines skipped` in reviewing edits

I was recently reviewing a suggested edit where the only modification was one symbol ($\in$ to become $\subset$) in the first line of the post. Most of the question was hidden and replaced by the text ...
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Clarification about edit rejection and suggestion for future edits

I'm relatively new to MSE and I'd like to learn how to improve myself as a user. I saw this answer which was good, useful, and clear but it had some wrong figures. Who wrote the answer got some ...
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Rejected into a tiny edit

I'm still getting used to how stack exchange sites work, so I hope this is the right place to post this (and if it's not, please let me know.) I made a substantial revision to an answer I had read ...
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simple questions tag-changing

I'm not a mathematician, but an electircal engineer. However, EE guys also use a lot of mathematical theory. So Mathematics Stack Exchange seems the best place to ask questions about those. In the ...
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Grammatical error added in edit

This question originally said "The question is to find all the possible limits of (1/n,0)." This was edited to "It is to find all the possible limits of (1/n,0)." While the edit also included other ...
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Why were my tag edits rejected with “This edit did not correct critical issues with the post”?

After putting a bounty on an old question, I attempted to edit the tags of the question to remove the linear-algebra tag and add the tags abstract-algebra, galois-theory, and quartic-equations. This ...
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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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Approving a reject

Using the word "approve" in the review section is rather ambiguous. Person A edited my post. Then, person B rejected the edit. Now is my turn to accept or reject. I have only one choice of clicking ...
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Edits Take Place Immediately for Verified Users

I like editing posts, I'm reasonably good at $\LaTeX$, as well as grammar, I have a PhD in Mathematical Physics from Virginia Tech, and it's kind of annoying that my edits need to be reviewed. I'm not ...
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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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Many of my recent edits have been rejected. Any particular reason or just a coincidence?

I am a regular user of physics.SE, and I usually come here because of the HNQ list. Mostly, because I see a question whose title is completely meaningless and says nothing about the actual question. I ...
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Rejected edit because of having to meet a minimum number of edit characters

Recently had an edit rejected... https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/923003 There was a typo in the original "2-cycles" should have been "3-cycles" which is a fairly big mistake ...

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