I want to correct a typo ("file contents"=>"filecontents") in How to add adsurl field as link to bibliography, but when I try to do so I see the message:

Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?

But since there is nothing else to improve this restrictions is bad and should be removed!!!

  • May be you could leave a comment below the answer like in addition to the comment you made already. I want to inform you a typo in code " \end{file contents} --> \end{filecontents}". So it would be corrected by the person who posted the answer. Jan 11 '16 at 12:58
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    Lower-reputation users are limited to making larger edits. I'll make the change here.
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Jan 11 '16 at 13:41
  • Aha. Thank you. But maybe this limitation is generally not so useful. Jan 11 '16 at 14:11
  • @FrankBreitling: It is useful, as lower-rep users tend to revel in the +2 suggested edit bonus they receive from an approved edit (up to +1,000). So they tend to go crazy for it. Editing a post also bumps it to the front page, making menial (small) edits give (possibly older) posts an unnecessary boost of attention.
    – Werner
    Jan 11 '16 at 17:59
  • @Werner: And why would one care about the rep? Jan 11 '16 at 19:29
  • @FrankBreitling: Some do, or at least have in the past. It's a lure that some don't care about, but others crave like rep-crack. :-o
    – Werner
    Jan 11 '16 at 19:32
  • Then why not limit the carving instead? For example limit the number of small corrections per day or reduce the points with every correction on the same day. Jan 12 '16 at 10:13

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