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Although I think it's ok it doesn't count as an edit, sometimes I leave a comment or an answer to a post, just to come back later and find it has been edited, making me look like I'm crazy for referencing something that does not exist or has changed meaning, without any trace that before it said something else.

I suggest adding some visual indicator that the post has been edited, kind of like editing a comment works now, without it actually counting as an edit for automatic CW conversion purposes.

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There are occasions when this would be nice. OTOH, it'd be one more bit of clutter in the UI, and one more thing to explain to new, confused users. –  Shog9 Feb 16 '10 at 21:20
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@Shog9: huh? If you edit the question within the grace period and it doesn't show up as an edit, that (the current system) is confusing. Having edits always show as edits will be much less confusing to new users. –  Andreas Bonini Feb 16 '10 at 21:46
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@Koper: the suggestion is for two separate edit indicators. Tell me that's not confusing... –  Shog9 Feb 16 '10 at 23:44

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Something subtle would be nice, maybe change the sentence above the name to

asked & edited 1 min ago

or throw the pencil icon in next to the asked statement.

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Yes, any one of those things would be ok by me –  jmfsg Feb 16 '10 at 21:00
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Perhaps the pencil would be better, as the asked and edited times differ –  jmfsg Feb 16 '10 at 21:01
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Alternatively, show the pencil in the revision history only? That way, it can be added (or not) for each revision as well. –  Arjan Apr 10 '11 at 20:51
    
@Arjan: +1, that's nice and unobtrusive. –  Hendrik Vogt Apr 12 '11 at 11:35

Why not have a revision history? I want to look at how it was before sometimes.

Just don't make it bump the question and don't make it count for automatic CW conversion, but for everything else it should just be what it is - an edit.

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I edited it and removed the revision history bit, so your answer is obsolete ;) –  jmfsg Feb 16 '10 at 20:54
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@Downvoter: It is not because I proposed something different. I want edits in the grace period to be exactly the same as normal edits (same UI, revision history, etc). The only invisible differences are that they don't bump the question and they don't count towards the CW limit. –  Andreas Bonini Feb 16 '10 at 21:47
    
No no, you misunderstood me, I was illustrating my point, I agreed with you, edited my question, and now your answer is addressing something that's missing from the history –  jmfsg Feb 16 '10 at 23:24
    
Ah, too bad the above was declined. –  Arjan Apr 10 '11 at 20:45
    
Hmmm, maybe I am reading wrong, but it seems all edits in the 5 minute grace period are actually stored separately. If true, then not-bumping and not-CW-ing is already in place as it is? –  Arjan Apr 23 '11 at 14:01

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