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It would be nice if something like this were to show:

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    And if you hit submit at 4:59:999? – Shog9 Aug 6 '13 at 4:17
  • Haha, couldn't you do that before? I'm not asking for a timer, but a notification for when the post will generate a new revision would be cool. I usually check on the post and see if it passed 5 minutes before editing anyways. – David Chen Aug 6 '13 at 4:19
  • What would be the advantage of this? How would you change your behavior? – Cody Gray Aug 6 '13 at 6:54
  • I would fix any trivial errors within the 5 minutes allotted. After that, I would reconsider fixing one character edits on my own posts. – David Chen Aug 6 '13 at 7:02
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    Hmm, that's what I was afraid of. Why would we want to discourage people from fixing problems with their posts? That's a good thing. Please don't stop. – Cody Gray Aug 6 '13 at 7:13
  • @Cody Because there's not a very good reason to add a new revision just to change one character – Doorknob Aug 6 '13 at 7:16
  • @Doorknob Why not? Creating a revision is free, it doesn't cost anything. It's a way of tracking changes over time. Would you not check in a fix to your source control system because it was too minor to justify creating a revision? – Cody Gray Aug 6 '13 at 7:20
  • @Cody Uhh... That's a good point :P The only actual downside I see is that it pushes you that much closer to Community Wiki, but still that's not really anything to worry about. It just feels... Odd :P – Doorknob Aug 6 '13 at 7:25
  • @CodyGray If my source control punished me for making too many revisions, I'd also think twice before checking in a minor edit. – James Holderness Aug 6 '13 at 11:11

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