I tried to make a suggested edit for a post1 that was otherwise great, but the OP had made a single-character typo. When I tried to correct the typo, I was told that the edit needed to be 6 characters. As it was, the OP had an image there with the default
[image description goes here] text, so I just deleted that as unnecessary, but what is the correct way to do this? The comments in this post seem to suggest that you should just add some random unprinted nonsense to the question or something, but that can't possibly be right.
So, what is to be done? Seems like the options are:
- Do nothing.
- Suggest the edit and do something to circumvent the 6-character restriction (e.g.
<!--add a comment-->).
- Leave a comment so the OP or someone with higher rep might make the fix themselves.
- Try and find something else more significant to "improve" about the question.
Seems like the first bullet is not a desirable outcome for the community, the second one can't possibly be the right recommendation, the third is apt to leave pointless detritus in the comments section, and the fourth is probably not always possible or desirable.
1 I don't want to call it out specifically because I don't want there to be a big public-facing record talking about a 1-character typo in an interesting and informative answer.