I edited an answer on How can I get the 2012 April Fool's joke to appear? to show as screenshot the image for which the user provided a link on an external site.

After I did the edit, "Your answer" contained the text of the answer I was editing.


Why is it happening?

I am using Safari 5.1.5 on Mac OS X 10.7.3.



  1. we don't save drafts of edits at all, and
  2. your edit was quick enough so that it never even sent a heartbeat to the server (which is what draft saving piggybacks on),

this definitely has nothing to do with drafts. My guess is that maybe you're running a userscript etc. that has a bug, or that your browser does some "smart" (and wrong) autofill thing here.

I cannot 100% rule out a JavaScript bug on our side, but given how the several editors within a single page work together (or rather: don't work together), I consider this very unlikely

  • I don't have any userscript, or Safari extension installed. It could be some "smart" autofill, but this is the first time I have seen this; maybe Safari 5.1.5 is less smart (or try to be smarter) than previous versions. :) – apaderno Apr 2 '12 at 17:53

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