Is there a grace period for correction of edits?
Oftentimes, I need to edit my question or answer because of a spelling mistake, a typo, etc. I find it handy how comments can be quickly edited to make up for the small mistake. Wouldn't it be better to have a way to do this for questions and answers too?
The quick edit would not appear in the version history, nor would the answer or question be marked as editted. This would bring several advantages if I am correct, namely:
- The question will not get bumped
- Less history data needs to be stored
- The version history will be more brief if a lot of a "real" edits are also present.
Of course, a limit in changes need to be set, take 16 characters total change for example, so that a relatively long word may be replaced, and add extra rules like no extra paragraph allowed etc.
Edit: It's not only because of the version history (I didn't know about the 5 minutes period), but also for not being taken to another page to edit it when using quick-edit.