Because of this bug, clicking the "close" link on a question that's been edited (for me usually the edit comes in a half-second before, as I'm reaching for the link) reloads the question instead of opening the Close dialog. Clicking it again to actually open the close dialog says

You may only open the Close dialog every three seconds

I didn't open it, I refreshed the post.

And yes, there are lots of times when the post edit is so trivial it's obvious in less than a second that it doesn't affect the need to close the question.

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    Another reason to "open" the dialog twice in a row: when it failed to load the first time due to a bad connection. – John Dvorak Aug 16 '17 at 17:36
  • ^^ e.g., it should only trigger the rate limiting when it did actually open. – T.J. Crowder Aug 16 '17 at 20:37
  • I've never understood the purpose of this limit. I found a question about it on Meta, but it doesn't have any answer. – Donald Duck Aug 17 '17 at 10:24

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