I just edited this question twice, because I had left a typo in the title after the first edit. In the revision history, both edits seem to have been merged into one, using the edit summary from the second edit.

Is this on purpose? Is there a grace period for correcting edits?

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When you first post you have a grace period of 5 minutes. Edits in that time do not constitute a trackable edit on the history.

The same applies when you edit something after 5 minutes: it begins a new 5 minute grace period.

  • I know about the grace period after the first posting, but the other one is new to me; especially when editing someone else's post. Do you have a source?
    – balpha StaffMod
    Sep 5, 2009 at 9:57
  • Never mind, found it: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1159 Thanks.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Sep 5, 2009 at 10:00

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