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So I often edit a post, and find I made a mistake 4min later, and frantically try edit quickly, and publish, and realize that I didn't put the proper tag, and publish, and then I see human verification nightmare, and then quickly enter the often-hard-to-read alnums, therefore slowing me down, and then post, and damn! I missed it... "last edited 1s ago".

One often doesn't want to display a trail of mistakes, and worse still, risk the post going to the irreversible CW state. So, can you reset the 5min timeout on each re-edit?

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Pretty sure this is a dupe of a [feture-request] that was rejected because, if this was enabled, somebody on Meta would keep the grace period open for two days by continuously editing his post every five minute –  Yi Jiang Feb 4 '11 at 11:07
    
Everybody makes mistakes and you can't turn post CW with 2 or 3 edits. Don't worry. Be happy. Don't worry. Be happy. –  Nikita Rybak Feb 4 '11 at 11:26
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A reset after each re-edit could lead to problems. However if there is less then 3 min of the timeout left after 1st edit it maybe worth increaseing the remaining timeout to 3 min.

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Why would a reset lead to problems? –  Tshepang Feb 4 '11 at 20:33
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