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Edit source differs from question view? Or are we each other's friends now?

I just came across this question, which I immediately started to edit for better formatting. The strange thing that I saw is this:

This is the way the question is shown:

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Notice the Hi in the beginning of the question.

When you edit the question though, this is what you see:

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At first I thought someone edited the text right when I clicked, so I canceled. The Hi is still there. CTRL+F5 also didn't change anything. Logging out and clicking Improve this question again showed the exact same thing.

I canceled the edit so that this bug could be tried by others and fixed and I wouldn't accidentally make the bug go away.


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The system is set to remove these generic greetings at the begining of posts. - https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/93989/172936.

Perhaps this cleanup functionality is also executed when editing posts.

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    In this case it's the first explanation, but because the post hasn't been rebaked since the replacement was done on the source (the revision history shows the correct version)
    – Tim Stone
    Jun 18, 2012 at 12:45

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