I just made some minor edits to the text of this question. I didn't edit the tags at all. When I completed my edits, my edit showed as:

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Now, I think those tags were present before I started my edit, and so were probably slipped in by the OP in their edit grace window. I have no problem with that tagging, but I don't like seeing edits attributed to me that I didn't make. So, what the heck?


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Remember there's a 5 minute grace period for edits if you own the revision.

The original author of the previous revision was making edits in the 5 minute grace period.

edit: I can't think of a way to disambiguate grace period owner edits slipped in between the time you clicked "edit" and "save". So this'll have to be a known issue.

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    Right, I understand what happened, but the net result was some edits being attributed to me that I didn't make. Innocuous in this example, but you can certainly imagine circumstances where it's not, and even ways it could be gamed. Seems like a serious oversight to me. Apr 5, 2010 at 3:11
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    Changes in the 5 minute grace period still should be done to the original revision, not to the next one. Jul 27, 2011 at 15:30

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