According to Why are trivial edits discouraged?:

Edits made by the same editor in a short period of time are collapsed: no matter how many times a post is edited within a 5-minute window, only one revision is stored ...

In this recent occurrence, revisions 2 and 3 (by me) for the question are less than 2 minutes apart, and yet they weren't rolled into one revision.

I posted an answer between the edits, but it's not the first time I've done that. Shouldn't the timer be post-specific?

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    Was there a comment between the edits? – Catija Mar 16 at 23:16
  • @Catija: comment as in under either the Q or A? Nope. – ymb1 Mar 16 at 23:17
  • @Catija I don't see a comment; can you please check if there was a deleted one? – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Mar 16 at 23:17
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    Did you post your answer between the edits? – Catija Mar 16 at 23:17
  • @Catija: yep, but not the first time I do that (didn't realize it important), I think something has changed. – ymb1 Mar 16 at 23:18
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    The answer resets the edit window. Any answer or comment does. – Catija Mar 16 at 23:20
  • @Catija: copy that, thanks. Do I delete the post? Or is it a valid [bug]? – ymb1 Mar 16 at 23:21
  • It’s been a feature since 2015. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/216567/… – Catija Mar 16 at 23:23
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    @Catija Since there is a check for same user for comments, is the fact that there is no such check for answers intentional, or a bug? – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Mar 16 at 23:25

According to the criteria for breaking the grace period, specifically these two bullets:

  • A comment has been added to the post after the previous revision by anyone other than the editor.
  • An answer has been added to the post after the previous revision

Note that while there is an explicit check for the same user when it comes to comments, there is no such check when it comes to answers. As such, your answer posted between the two edits broke the grace period.

I'm not sure if this is a bug or an intentional feature, but this wasn't clear in that post. I've edited it to make it more clear.

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