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How does editing work?
Is there an editing ‘grace period’ on answers after they have been posted?

This answer on SO was edited by the original author but it doesn't show an edited timestamp or link to answer history.

In C# how can I serialize a List<int> to a byte[] in order to store it in a DB field?

Are there times when edits are not shown as edits? What are the rules for this? Or am I misreading somehow?

I know it was edited 'cause I read the original and new, and the comments refer to edits.

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    See: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/21788/how-does-editing-work ("Multiple edits made by the same person may be combined into a single revision, if they occur within a short period of time." - currently, that window is 5 minutes - edits made within that window count as a single revision; edits within 5 minutes of posting count as the first revision)
    – Shog9
    Commented Mar 26, 2010 at 18:50

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In the first 5 minutes the edits are not shown in the history. You have time to clean up typos.

  • Thanks! Never knew that and didn't find it here.
    – Sam
    Commented Mar 26, 2010 at 18:50
  • @sam: Search for "grace period" (meta.stackoverflow.com/search?q=grace+period) Commented Mar 26, 2010 at 18:58
  • finding things are easier when you know what to look for. I did some searches and never would have thought to search for "grace period".
    – Sam
    Commented Mar 28, 2010 at 12:08

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