How recent is "recent" in the following message?

You have already edited 5 of your own posts today (not including very recent posts). Further edits are not allowed until tomorrow. Please contact a moderator if you require assistance.

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According to this post by @Marc Gravell♦, it appears that "(today/yesterday)" is considered recent. That question also includes information about why the rate limit is in place.

Based on how the term today is used elsewhere on the site, I'd assume that it means posts created on the current UTC day and the UTC day previous to that.

  • Why are we allowed just 5 edits every 2 days? I'd thought that SO is supposed to be edit-heavy (blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/01/…)?
    – Pacerier
    Commented May 25, 2012 at 5:09
  • That's incorrect @Pacerier. You are restricted to 5 edits per day on your own posts that are more than two days old. Check out the answer I linked to for some of the reasons why that restriction exists.
    – yhw42
    Commented May 25, 2012 at 12:48
  • Ic, but the whole point of editing is to up the quality of the post. And which posts better to start with other than the ones that one makes himself?
    – Pacerier
    Commented May 26, 2012 at 12:57

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