I just tried to make some text BOLD in question which is posted by someone else. But it says me : Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?

Some time it happens that all description of question is proper , just need to highlight some text then how can we do that? does that possible?

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Edits must be at least 6 characters;

That simply is there to prevent excessive editing sprees. Keep in mind that after the 10th edit of a question (by all users who edited a question), the question automatically turns into a community wiki. And when that happens, you loose all reputation points (and possible privileges that go along with it) from that question.

[...] is there something else to improve in this post?

There always is something that you can add to a question :)

Link to sources or reference material for example. Or explain what an API function really does. Just adding markup doesn't really add value. It's easier to read, but it doesn't necessarily help understanding what you tried to explain.

Last note: In case you were talking about this answer (I know you didn't, but it jumped at me), then please: Take a look at the WYSIWG editor buttons. There's a button for code formatting. Do not format code as bold, but format it as it is: Code.

There're also buttons for lists, etc. On the upper right side of the editor window, you will find a small yellow (?) question mark in a circle. It points to the editing help page. Please take a look at this page.

Hope that helped :)

  • Thanks for answer , I am talking about this : wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/175379/… Here that user has put note with question that SOLVED, I tried to make that BOLD but not able to do that. So can you please tell me how can I do that text BOLD? Jan 20, 2015 at 12:39
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    @HelpingHands Got you. Please do not encourage users to just update their question with SOLVED. As you can read in the help center, there's more to it: Questions need answers - or close votes ("too localized" for example). Else we will stay on an even bigger pile of unanswered questions. Thanks!
    – kaiser
    Jan 20, 2015 at 12:44
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    Yeah, I have not encouraged them. When I noticed that user has updated it as SOLVED so I thought let me make that text BOLD so other user do not waste their time to solve that. Jan 20, 2015 at 12:46
  • @HelpingHands That was a nice move. But the StackExchange network has you covered and helps you making that even faster: Flag it as "too localized" and move over to the next question. Kool that you are so motivated, your name fits you quite well :)
    – kaiser
    Jan 20, 2015 at 17:34
  • Yeah , thanks..:) Jan 21, 2015 at 6:12

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