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Why were these two edits within 5 minutes not combined? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Why is edit history being logged during the grace period? [duplicate] The initial post occurred at 2018-03-19 15:37:03Z. The first edit (second revision) occurred at 2018-03-19 15:38:52Z and the ...
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When exactly does Stack Exchange make a new version of what you edit? [duplicate]

As you know, when you edit a post in SE communities (like SO), sometimes your edition will be a new version, and sometimes else the current post will be just updated. According to some tests, I ...
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Why doesn't an answer show up as having been edited if it has been replied to within the grace period? [duplicate]

I asked a question earlier and I received a reply with a minute of posting. It didn't answer my question and I replied to state why it did not answer my question. Within that period someone else had ...
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Exit strategies for "chameleon questions"

I'm not sure if there's already an existing term for this, so I'm inventing my own. (tl;dr: I call them "chameleon questions" because they change every time you submit or edit an answer. If ...
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Make first draft of a new answer part of the permanent revision history

I find the grace period can lend itself to some unscrupulous behavior on popular tags. I've often seen an earlier, minimalist answer be updated within the first 5 minutes, and incorporate something ...
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How do comments work?

Across the Stack Exchange network you may leave comments on a question or answer. How do comments work? What are comments for, and when shouldn't I comment? Who can post comments? Who can edit ...
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Add an indication that a post has been edited in the 5 minutes grace period

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 ...
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Where's my 5 minute grace period gone?

I just posted an answer. (Revision history here.) I edited it a few seconds later (within my 5 minute grace period), and it comes up as a new revision!? Why? ^^You can see 'answered 1 min ago', and ...
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Is it allowed to reserve the spot on on-hold questions?

I saw some good questions appearing on Stack Overflow, but they were rather broad or opinion based like (which is the good function to use or which is the good programming languages for a project), ...
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Did the "grace period" for edits on posts break?

Did the grace period for edits on posts recently go away? Or did the mechanism break maybe? I was recently editing an FAQ post on MSO, and after saving the edit, realized I changed something which I ...
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Edits shouldn't dismiss "not an answer" flags

It seems like this shouldn't be able to happen: Three people flagged a post as "not an answer", but then another user cleaned up the post's formatting, and all the flags got dismissed without anybody ...
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Can mods see answer drafts from other users? [duplicate]

Yesterday I posted this answer, about 5 minutes after I clicked on the "Post Your Answer" button I got some comments from a mod. In one of them he said I had edited my answer in the first 5 minutes ...
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Your vote is now locked in unless edited, even though it *was* edited

I up-voted an answer, and then someone left a comment proving that the answer was in fact incorrect, so I redacted my vote. I was actually a bit surprised that I was allowed to because it had been ...
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Recognize edits that happened after the VLQ flag but during grace period as flag-validating ones

This feature request is posted as a follow-up to discussion in comments related to flagging very low quality "drafts" of fastest gun answers: edits to a post flagged as Very Low Quality will ...
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