After posting my most recent answer in SO, I edited it several times: definitely not less than 5 edits. However, when I viewed the edit history, it only shows 2 edits.

Does the site wait for a certain period before interpreting a set of edits as one logical change, before logging it into the edit history?

  • Thanks for highlighting, but I think the question stands on its own, as it seeks for a very specific behavior in editing. Anyway, I got my answer so if you feel like closing my question, you can go ahead. Thanks.
    – Ronixus
    Apr 21, 2013 at 4:07
  • Stands on its own how? This question has been asked very many times. This one is the fourth result in the Related list at the right. It is answered perfectly well in the FAQ.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Apr 21, 2013 at 4:12
  • 1
    Okay buddy, won't argue about it. I have flagged my own question for moderation under "duplicates". Comment noted.
    – Ronixus
    Apr 21, 2013 at 4:15

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There is a 5 minute grace period after each edit (providing no one else edits that post), in which the editor can edit again and not create a "new" edit, just add to their latest one.

Your first several edits were probably performed within this grace period and thus are not shown in the revision history.

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