I edited a question and among other things I changed corn to cron. Another user also edited the question at about the same time. I thought my edit was better, so I rolled back to my edit, but instead of cron, it still says corn.

My edit:

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Question after rollback:

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As you can see, the result of the rollback is completely different from my edit. My edit was useless, because there is no way to get it back. This is quite frustrating.

Not sure if this is relevant, but I was improving a suggested edit and then did a rollback.

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  • Since both of you have the same goal of improving the post, it probably would have been easier to just submit a second edit and adjust the things that the other editor missed rather than rolling back all changes. Still, this does seem a bit buggy...
    – jmort253
    Commented Jul 28, 2012 at 7:33
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    Yeah, something is very broken there.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Jul 28, 2012 at 9:33
  • @balpha, note that the UTC timestamps are exactly the same. Might be related to Edit button shows source of older revision and Eeeek! What happened to my 5-minute grace period?
    – Arjan
    Commented Jul 28, 2012 at 9:51
  • @jmort253, maybe, but I would have to do it manually again. It's not possible to copy/paste from my original edit, because that has the wrong contents too.
    – Mischa
    Commented Jul 28, 2012 at 13:03

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This bug was in fact related to: Edit button shows source of older revision

Same story but slightly different symptoms.

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