I see very often some minor edits awaiting validation, including edits that:
- Spell check of one or two words,
- Remove of one or two typos,
- Add a link to a term,
- Add a single tag.
I always reject them as being too minor. Sometimes, it fails, displaying a message saying that the edit was accepted meanwhile, which indicates that while I was sure that the edit must be rejected, another high-rep user was convinced that the edit must be accepted.
Are edits like this valid edits?
If yes, what would be an edit being "too minor"?
I believe that:
- Spell check is not minor when the mistakes seriously affect the question/answer. If somebody wrote "he have", it's an error, but it doesn't worth an edit of a long answer, since we still understand what's being said.
- Edit is not minor when it removes several typos (the number of typos being related to the length of the original question/answer).
- Edit is not minor when adding multiple links which are undoubtedly useful, or one link of an extremely high importance (i.e. if the term is ambiguous and is subject to wrong interpretation by a large part of the audience). On the other hand, a link to Wikipedia of a mostly known term isn't worth it.
- Edit is not minor when adding a tag which gives the meaning to the question. For example a simple "php" tag can change a meaning of the whole question: in one case, it appears off-topic. In other one, it seems valid.
I just don't get the idea that we can receive +2 rep by adding just another tag or correcting one or two typos, compared to the effort to write a question or an answer to receive +5 or +10/+15.
Have I misunderstood the "too minor" concept?