If I write an answer, then edit it 4 minutes later, it doesn't show up as edited. Does it still bump the question?

Similarly, if I edit my answer, and then re-edit it again 4 minutes later, it only shows up as one edit in the history;* does it bump the question once, or twice?

At least on SO's front page and more active tags, a question could easily have fallen pretty deep in 4 minutes, and I don't want to accidentally drag it back to the top just to fix a typo in my last edit.

* As a side note, what is this edit-coalescing feature called? Obviously not "edit coalescing", because searching for "coalesce edit" or "edit coalescing" only turns up 5 results, only one of which refers to this featureā€¦

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    It's called "editing during the grace period".
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented May 10, 2015 at 3:56
  • @AnnaLear: Ah, thanks. Now that I know what to search for, it looks like this question has the answer right there in the question (unless things have changed in the past 5 years).
    – abarnert
    Commented May 10, 2015 at 4:06
  • Dupe contains answer for your question: Edits on a post within 5 minutes of its creation or another revision-generating edit fold the changes back into the previous revision, and do not cause the post to be bumped Commented May 10, 2015 at 15:26

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No, if you edit during the grace period, it doesn't bump the post. Only edits that create a new revision do.

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