Although I think it's ok it doesn't count as an edit, sometimes I leave a comment or an answer to a post, just to come back later and find it has been edited, making me look like I'm crazy for referencing something that does not exist or has changed meaning, without any trace that before it said something else.

I suggest adding some visual indicator that the post has been edited, kind of like editing a comment works now, without it actually counting as an edit for automatic CW conversion purposes.

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    There are occasions when this would be nice. OTOH, it'd be one more bit of clutter in the UI, and one more thing to explain to new, confused users. – Shog9 Feb 16 '10 at 21:20
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    @Shog9: huh? If you edit the question within the grace period and it doesn't show up as an edit, that (the current system) is confusing. Having edits always show as edits will be much less confusing to new users. – Thomas Bonini Feb 16 '10 at 21:46
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    @Koper: the suggestion is for two separate edit indicators. Tell me that's not confusing... – Shog9 Feb 16 '10 at 23:44
  • This has partly been implemented in March 2015: Reset question grace period once an answer has been posted. – Arjan Aug 17 '15 at 0:39
  • How about an edit pencil ==> – bobobobo Nov 9 '19 at 23:33

Something subtle would be nice, maybe change the sentence above the name to

asked & edited 1 min ago

or throw the pencil icon in next to the asked statement.

  • Yes, any one of those things would be ok by me – juan Feb 16 '10 at 21:00
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    Perhaps the pencil would be better, as the asked and edited times differ – juan Feb 16 '10 at 21:01
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    Alternatively, show the pencil in the revision history only? That way, it can be added (or not) for each revision as well. – Arjan Apr 10 '11 at 20:51
  • @Arjan: +1, that's nice and unobtrusive. – Hendrik Vogt Apr 12 '11 at 11:35

Why not have a revision history? I want to look at how it was before sometimes.

Just don't make it bump the question and don't make it count for automatic CW conversion, but for everything else it should just be what it is - an edit.

  • I edited it and removed the revision history bit, so your answer is obsolete ;) – juan Feb 16 '10 at 20:54
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    @Downvoter: It is not because I proposed something different. I want edits in the grace period to be exactly the same as normal edits (same UI, revision history, etc). The only invisible differences are that they don't bump the question and they don't count towards the CW limit. – Thomas Bonini Feb 16 '10 at 21:47
  • No no, you misunderstood me, I was illustrating my point, I agreed with you, edited my question, and now your answer is addressing something that's missing from the history – juan Feb 16 '10 at 23:24
  • Ah, too bad the above was declined. – Arjan Apr 10 '11 at 20:45
  • Hmmm, maybe I am reading wrong, but it seems all edits in the 5 minute grace period are actually stored separately. If true, then not-bumping and not-CW-ing is already in place as it is? – Arjan Apr 23 '11 at 14:01

Tracking this would be irritating and noisy. If you happen to be looking at the post when it is edited, you'll get a real-time indication of the edit; otherwise, the grace period serves its purpose.

That said, making folks look foolish was never the goal... So, as of now, creating an answer or comment ends the grace period for the last edit on the post. For details, see: Reset question grace period once an answer has been posted

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