I was editing a post (now deleted, and I am sure that that has something to do with it) and it asked me for an edit summary of ten characters.

Under what circumstances would I need to provide such a summary on a post (not talking about a tag wiki here)?

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  • Can you provide a link to that topic? Did it still exist after the error message occurred?
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Feb 15, 2012 at 19:30
  • @DanielBeck, I can't, the post was deleted. After I got that message, I put in a summary, but before I submit it, I got a message saying that the post had been deleted, and further edit would not be accepted.
    – soandos
    Feb 15, 2012 at 19:37
  • Even if it's not accessible to you (yet), it's still around. Therefore the link. Maybe it's in your browsing history.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Feb 15, 2012 at 19:42
  • Edited to include link
    – soandos
    Feb 15, 2012 at 19:45
  • For reference, a user at least up to my rep level always has to give an edit summary of at least 10 characters Feb 15, 2012 at 20:29
  • @Raystafarian, You only have to do that for suggested edits.
    – soandos
    Feb 15, 2012 at 20:49
  • The only cases where I was forced to add a edit summary, in other sites, is when I don't have the privilege to edit every post; where I can edit any post, I am not asked for a edit summary, which is entered automatically from the system. This happens also on Seasoned Advice, where my reputation is 2751.
    – apaderno
    Mar 17, 2012 at 11:30


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