Does Stack Exchange remember what I used as edit summary last time I edited a post?

I noticed that the edit summary was already set when I edited a post; I expanded the description, and clicked on the "Save Edits" button. I thought I was editing it during the grace period, but it was not so.


I don't find any post that reports the way the edit summary is handled has been changed.

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If you begin editing during the grace period, the previous edit summary will be filled in.

If you're then a bit slow to submit your edit and the grace period expires, a new revision will be created.

  • Oh, so "deleted 59 characters" when I haven't even deleted anything yet means I am still "revising the revision". No wonder! Commented Mar 16 at 22:41

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