I rarely edit questions, but I finally tried to improve this one today: How to format Start + End Dates without using PHP
The question had an example, which was not formatted to be displayed literally, and so the line break didn't display. In the original question, it sounded like the user wanted the date to display like this:
1 May 2012 2-3 May 2012
but could only get this:
2 May 2012 - 3 May 2012
After reading and re-reading, I realized it was a formatting issue, and tried to edit the question only for that (it is well-written otherwise: the English is clear).
The system wouldn't let me save my edit, however, even with a substantial comment in fear that I was making a one-character typo fix.
I wonder if this is new. In any case, could we allow formatting changes like this through? Is that too hard? I banged my head against the wall to find something else to edit, and changed some language that was inconsequential, but didn't like messing with things that were already ok, just to get the edit accepted.
As soon as my edit went through, I noticed another user leaving a comment because he was confused by the lack of formatting (so I know it was useful)!