Very recently, I clicked the edit button on a question.

It had a misspelling of just one letter.

But after I clicked the save my edit button, an error message popped up saying the edit should at least include 6 characters.

Why should we edit at least 6 characters when sometimes there is just one character that needs editing?

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    The official answer from the site founder is at meta.stackexchange.com/a/77257/294691
    – Mithical Mod
    May 30 at 19:01
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    @Mithical I took a look at that question, answers and comments. The site founder has posted a biased answer. He has called single character edits trivial, without thinking about their importance in stackoverflow codes and searching questions on the sites. May 30 at 19:16
  • @SnackExchange I'm curious - biased against whom?
    – bobble
    May 30 at 22:33
  • @bobble Not against a person. But against a good idea. May 31 at 11:10
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    Some single-character mistakes completely change a question or answer. (Particularly when dealing with code, of course, but others are possible.)
    – Mary
    Jun 7 at 0:34


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