I've noticed a glitch here:


What I did was:

  1. post a very short, speculative answer
  2. did some more research, came back later and provided a working example; edited my previous answer with summary like "expanded; yadda yadda.."
  3. followed up with a tiny edit with summary "more traceback clarity"

Edits 2 and 3 were collapsed into one (standard behaviour), but the edit summary from the substantial edit has been completely replaced with the fixup's, which doesn't look correct to me.

  • because you made these edits within a few minutes of each other, they were folded into one edit in the revision history but as far as edit summary is concerned this has been discussed here
    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:13
  • Moderator: I suggest to retag status-bydesign.
    – Kos
    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:55

1 Answer 1


If you edit the post during the grace period of the previous edit, you will see the edit summary of that edit. This feature is implemented after this request. So you have overridden the edit summary of the first edit.

May be this is the case why you didn't notice it. You may have used Tab button to go to the edit summary from the post body which selects all texts like this:

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and writing anything would have override the text.

I just tested the same here.

  • 3
    Oh, so it's not a bug because I'm able know beforehand if my edit will be a real (named) edit or just a fixup to previous edit, and I'm expected to adjust my messaging accordingly. Wasn't obvious to me at all, but makes sense, thank you!
    – Kos
    Jan 21, 2014 at 9:25
  • it is not understandable. they should more clearly say about their behaviour.
    – qdinar
    Dec 15, 2015 at 9:16

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