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Notifications for concurrent changes when editing posts

When editing other users' posts, to reformat code or to clarify the meaning of a question, for example, I always return to the post, and refresh it, before submitting the changes to make sure that ...
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3answers
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Show the diff between two non-consecutive revisions of a post

I am ashamed. My Meta rep has recently surpassed my SO rep. Even putting a (relevant!) Shakespeare quote into an answer on SO couldn't do anything about it. That's why I looked for one of my old Meta ...
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Suggestion: block edits by others in the 5 minute window after creating a post or doing an edit

Usually I'm not done editing so all they're doing is creating unnecessary revisions that I just clobber anyway. I don't care if I put "it's" when I meant to put "its". Leave it alone, at least until I'...
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3answers
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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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4answers
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After saving, alert when post was meanwhile saved by someone else

To avoid edit collisions, I would suggest that when an edit is submitted, the server should check if the current version of the post is the same one that the editor has started with (i.e. no one has ...
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2answers
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SO says I made a change that I didn't make

I edited this post, but I only made one change: adding a dollar sign before the line func_name();. But it says that I also added some text, "that consumes a lot of resources". I'm certain that I didn'...
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3answers
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Optimistic concurrency for post edits?

Currently, subsequent edits of posts (questions and answers) completely overwrite previous edits silently and without prompt. I'm not sure how large a problem others feel this is, but personally it ...
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1answer
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How should I respond when my answer is ignored?

I answered this question earlier today. Although it doesn't show it here, Josh Smith's initial post was simply to use $("html") to select the HTML element. I answered the question a minute later ...
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1answer
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When multiple edits are coalesced, does that mean only one bump? [duplicate]

If I write an answer, then edit it 4 minutes later, it doesn't show up as edited. Does it still bump the question? Similarly, if I edit my answer, and then re-edit it again 4 minutes later, it only ...
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1answer
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Comment gets appended to URL, question apparently edited with no trail

Referring to this SO question, I am unable to post comments. The comment gets appended to the URL and then loads the page. Some people are also saying the question was edited just a while ago, but ...