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Why does an edit have to be at least 6 characters? [duplicate]

The 6-character minimum requirement for edits means that you can't fix spelling errors in a post. What is the reasoning behind this?
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Has EL&U more moderators than those in the list?

An answer to the question ( One word- someone so scare that he can't move) has been deleted by Mr. Robert Cartaino. Looking at his profile he appears to be a moderator to a numbers of different sites ...
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Many graphical items are not shown in the main site

Since the first moment I looked to questions on EL&U this morning, I noticed something was wrong. This is a screenshot for a random question on the main site. As you see, the page doesn't show ...
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Are questions asking definitions about tech stuff on-topic?

I want to ask what the difference is in common English usage between two particular words having to do with Internet browsers.
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Synonym for the tag “adverb-position”

Can someone who has earned at least 5 points in questions tagged adverb-position, please suggest adverb-placement as its synonym. Or nominate the latter to substitute the former, I don't care which. I ...
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Please reopen What does “mode” mean in “modal verb”?

Why was https://english.stackexchange.com/q/186168/50720 closed as off-topic by members of the community? Maybe different members have a different view on this. My trouble is summarised by Professor ...
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Another epic question locked

The most famous covfefe question, with nearly half a million views, has also been locked. Though I have no qualms about its being locked, I wonder why in this case, unlike the “yellow ax” locked ...
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Delete the tag “present”

The tag is not used for any questions; it should be deleted. If we are going to use the tag present-tense, then present should be a synonymous of present-tense.
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Is the tag “writing” necessary?

It seems that most of the questions I find in English Language and Usage are questions that should be tagged with writing (including the question on when the actual punctuation raised). Using that tag ...
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Ability to protect questions on Meta and Main

I recently passed 15k, and apparently that gives me an extra privilege. I can see that I can do that in Meta: But I don't seem to be able to do that on the main site: Have I misinterpreted ...
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How do I initiate a vote to migrate a question to ELL

I have asked the following question regarding the need to migrate more 'beginners type' questions to ELL. Too few questions being migrated to ELL? A senior member suggested that when I came across ...
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Rename “homophone” in “homophones” [closed]

homophone should be probably renamed homophones, to be consistent with the other used tags.
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Information about info pages!

Have the info pages been introduced recently? (or have I failed to see them so far?).
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When is a flag marked as “disputed”?

How much users does a flag need, before it is marked as disputed? Which flags are marked as disputed? Suppose that a user flags an answer as "not an answer," and I mark it as invalid; then X users ...
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Is “kviews” intentional?

Is the "kviews" in the image below (far right, under 3) intentional? I'm fairly certain it's not suggesting 3,000 views. Right?
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Why was the following question deleted?

The question An idiom for using power of position to get things done looks clear and provides a sample sentence where to use the expression requested. It got four decent answers and a few upvotes, so ...
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Did my question get deleted?

Today I asked a question about collective nouns actually being plural in different grammatical contexts, or just associated with a plural verb. Initially I phrased the question poorly and it got ...
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How to send messages between users

Is there a feature for member-to-member messaging outside of the "chat" area? I would like to ask questions of clarification to an individual user, but I can't remember where I saw the comment that I ...
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I'd like to be able to provide simplified hyperlinks in my answers but do not know how

Is there a quick and dirty way of providing hyperlinks consisting of a word or two, rather than by copying and pasting an entire web address? I'm feeling really inferior for not knowing how to do ...
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How should I give links to the same question many times and/or from different boards?

In order to gain publicist degree should/can I: use the same link? many times? in different non-twitter boards (forums, Emails, FB, etc.)? which one? Update: I thought it was clear from ...
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Can I delete my own post with answers?

I want to delete my own post as a question, but when I try, it says " you can't answer a question that has answers" . Any idea how to do it?
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Can I ask a question to ask people listen to my speaking (recorded) and help me?

Is it okay if I record my voice and put it in my question, then ask people to correct my speaking and accent?
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Where do I find my badge history?

Where can I find my badge history? I would like to know the date and time I earned a certain badge, the post(s)/edit(s) for which I earned it, along with the current list of all badges I hold. I ...
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Are (some) compliments in the comments suppressed by moderators?

In a comment to my question, user surfasb made a flattering remark. It has just been deleted, a few minutes ago. Did a moderator erase it? I don't think the compliment was deserved ("best question in ...
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I can't ask any question

I'm not able to ask any further questions on English language and usage while I just asked three questions and all of them are short and brief. Thus, whatever I do, nothing happens and I'm really ...
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First proposal tag wiki rejected

I added an informative text to a tag which had no excerpt. (click to see the case, should be publicly available) To me this seems a reasonable excerpt which is not superfluous, not harming ...
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Apparent missing link to the original question

Article when there is an adjective before a noun There is a banner saying that this question is already asked some other place but link to that other place is absent.
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I just lost 15 in one go – a fine?

This morning I was deducted 15 points in one go. Now 15 is not a multiple of 2, and in any case the rep level at the question itself seems unaffected. So is this some kind of swingeing great FINE, in ...
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What should one do when one is being trolled?

Sometimes, power gets to people's heads. Certain members here have been monitoring my questions, answers and comments closely. My crime? I believe that humor a) makes people happy b) helps the ...
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Google is a Lexicon, How Do You Like Those Apples?

I'm writing today to debunk the libelous myth you stipulated without citing a single source. I heard back from the OED, Please see link below. Upon noticing drastic differences between Google ...

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