I tried to edit an answer of someone else and got this message:

Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because:

  • body must be at least 30 characters; you entered 19

It's this answer: https://superuser.com/a/112134/151741

I wanted to change

Ctrl + Alt + D


<kbd><kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>Alt</kbd> + <kbd>d</kbd></kbd>

Was the minimum character limit changed sometime? Would this mean that all answers that were created before can't be edited anymore?

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As of May 1, the minimum character check was changed

My trivial thought here would be to strip tags and white-spaces prior to measuring post length.

so yes, you're running into that check. There's no reason you can't edit - see the same post that I've edited.

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