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some text of the question doesnt appear while edit

I was about to edit the following question:


After I clicked to edit, I noticed the word "Hello" had disappeared:

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Is this a feature (perhaps some kind of automagic quality filter), or a bug?

I tried searching meta about this but could only find posts about editing policy, like Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?.


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Yes, this is done automatically. See Jeff's answer on the post you linked to. In addition to automatically removing salutations when a post is submitted, they're also automatically removed when you pull them up in the editor.

  • +1 Ah interesting - looks like I'm guilty of not reading closely enough (and forgetting to sort answers by votes). Sorry for the noise. Aug 5, 2012 at 17:14

I believe there was a bug where the 'baked' version of a post was cached and later edits to the post were thus not visible; this only applies to older posts.

I've edited the post (capitalized the 'I's and removed the salutation) to clear that cache.

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