Forum:What is a minor edit?

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A Minor edit is a type of edit to a Wikia site that doesn't majorly change the contents of the page. Minor edits are not counted as larger edits in a player's edit count and contributions count.
— [[RuneScape:Minor edit]]

The above is the "official" definition of a minor edit. It leaves open an infinite amount of different interpretations as shown by this thread and its comments. There is no proposal here, just an invitation for discussion. 222 talk 08:31, November 16, 2010 (UTC)

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Comment - I mark all my edits as "minor" because im just that lazy :P - [Pharos] 08:36, November 16, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - I'd say that anything like adding a comma, or making a tiny change to an image's size, was minor. Anything like bein an speelin n gremmar feind are not minor, though. Real Mad 17:31, November 16, 2010 (UTC)

Not significant changes to actual content All fixes, including rewriting a sentence or two for grammar and accuracy, are minor in my book. Even adding a fact or two is minor. But really, I don't care what other people call minor, and all mine are marked such because in the rare case I add anything significant, I forget to uncheck the box anyhow. Oh well.--Degenret01 17:43, November 16, 2010 (UTC)

I agree with Degen. Also, I mark an edit as minor if I missed something in my preview and need to go back to fix something small. --Aburnett(Talk) 22:24, November 16, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - The only thing I find "major" is: re-ordering most of the article, rewriting content, adding large bits of information, inserting images (apart from small icons). I think that ALL talk-page edits should be minor, as they are not changing the actual mainspace content. LordDarkPhantom 09:11, November 17, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - I consider a minor edit anything that does not change the nature of the information in the article or the format to a great extent. Rewording a sentence without significantly changing the meaning or moving an image from one side of the page to another, in my mind, constitutes a minor edit. Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 10:27, November 17, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - I just check the box when the edit is small enough. Also adding 1 scentence is small enough to check the box. It is more about feeling than making a strict guideline like "from 25 changed characters you shouldn't use it, but below the 25 characters you should do it". Just check it if you think it is minor, and don't if you think it is a large enough edit to be not-minor. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 14:49, November 17, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - I find almost all of my edits minor since they usually do not alter the meaning of the page. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 15:23, November 17, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - I never mark my edits as minor, though it's probably because I don't edit enough to see any difference. I just never saw the need to check that "Minor edit" box. --LiquidTalk 23:42, November 17, 2010 (UTC)

Oh yea -How about any edit that is not a Morian Smith edit be automatically made minor by default in our css or whatever? (thats only kinda sorta halfway a joke)--Degenret01 04:53, November 18, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - The main thing I mark as minor is something small and repetitive, adding templates or categories, and also speelingz and grammar. Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 06:29, November 18, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - Basically, all the spelling corrections, categories and menial tasks, I mark as minor; Generally because I do them in large quantities and want to impose no inconvenience upon RC patrollers. Ruud10KRalph.png 10:43, November 20, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - This thread seems to have accomplished it's purpose. HaloTalk 23:31, November 21, 2010 (UTC)