About 7 hours ago I posted a question on SO. Now I went to post another one using the "Ask question" option, but instead of an empty form, I got the form pre-filled with the previous question I asked, as if I were editing it instead of asking a new one.

I have not tried to modify this, as I don't want to accidentally lose my first question in case it is in edit mode.

Is it just my browser or a bug in SO?

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    "Which database for update-heavy application?" is the most recent question I see from your account, and it's 7 hours old.
    – blahdiblah
    May 22, 2012 at 23:03
  • It's been 7 hrs? OMG, time flies :) I fixed the question. Problem still remains. May 22, 2012 at 23:04
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    This sounds like the autosave feature at work. It should go away when you post the question though.
    – Pekka
    May 22, 2012 at 23:04
  • Pekka, what does that mean? How do I create a completely new question if it keeps giving me the old one to edit? May 22, 2012 at 23:06
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    The editor saves a draft of your post as you edit in case you accidentally navigate away, etc. It's probably showing you the old draft content in a new question. Look at the top bar - if there's no question ID in the URL then you're not editing. (And even if you do accidentally trash your old question, edits are easy enough to roll back!)
    – Rup
    May 22, 2012 at 23:07
  • Thanks Rup, I completely forgot about reverting edits. Could you please copy/paste your comment as an answer so that I can accept it. May 22, 2012 at 23:12


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