I'm writing an edit to an answer. I get the little blue bar that says "This post has been edited 1 time since you began. Your edit can only be saved if it is more thorough than the currently saved edit."

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Now, I clicked the link in the bar which took me to the revision history on the question (I was editing an answer, remember). Now, first of all, the question hasn't been edited in two hours (and I have not been editing even a quarter of an hour). But, neither has the answer been edited in the last two hours!

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Then, of course I hit the "An edit has been made .. Looping" bug when I hit the X button (which drives me crazy).

I am using chrome 25.0.1364.97 on Windows 7.

  • Reproduced. I saw it today while working on this revision (of an answer), but only for that one. It appeared after some time (1-2 minutes?) after starting the editing. It said: "... edited 4 times ..." (!). Mar 3, 2013 at 22:13
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    yes, I had this today also. Was editing an answer to a recently edited question (a common enough thing) and got the notification. Ignored it, since this is my answer dammit, and it saved fine. I believe I was being notified about the question - no-one else was trying to edit my answer. On Workplace IIRC. Mar 3, 2013 at 22:25
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    Had this happen today several times on meta.
    – user159834
    Mar 3, 2013 at 23:13
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    Reproduced - it appears to happen when editing any answer that's been posted (or more likely most recently edited) before the most recent edit to the question. After typing something, it takes about 45 seconds to appear. Mar 4, 2013 at 7:57
  • Happens to me but with the old-style top-bar
    – CharlesB
    Mar 4, 2013 at 10:18

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Yes, it is using the wrong id (the question's id) in the heart-beat. This has been rectified in the next build. Sorry 'bout that.

So: even though you were editing an answer, that message related to tweaks to the question.

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