I always get an error when trying to edit posts with an edit of fewer than 6 characters.

So, how can we suggest an edit that is fewer than 6 characters?

Some posts are really good, but they only fail to use code tags or back ticks for a set of commands or log. For those posts, I just want to add the code tags or back ticks, but the 6 characters limit conflicts with this. What is the solution?

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    When I asked this same question at Gardening and Landscaping, I was told to leave a message in the site's main chat room. Almost every day, a high rep user or moderator comes through, or you can "ping" one. If they agree, they'll make the edit. I finally have enough rep there now (the threshold is only 1,000) to help others, which I love to do! This is a bigger site, and I don't know if it works the same way, so I'm not advocating it, just telling you my experience at GL. – Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL Oct 22 '15 at 19:30
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    If there are only code tags and backticks that are needed in the question then you can consider adding a comment explaining the OP the need of them, until you get your edit applies immediately privilege. Optionally, direct them to site's formatting help page. – Firelord Oct 22 '15 at 23:41

If the changes to be made are so minor that you can't find anything else to change, then just move on.

In my experience, there is rarely a post that needs edits where there is not more than six characters to fix. Even so, there are plenty of other posts that are in serious need of editing.

Once you get to 2000 reputation you won't have to worry about it.

  • Yes. 2k rep have inline editing too. – i-- Mar 10 '17 at 3:16

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