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Edits within 5 minutes of making a post or editing a post are rolled into one revision. (For the bounty grace period of 24 hours, use the [expired-bounty] tag instead.)

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How is the start of a bounty grace period a community milestone?

I received an email announcing the start of my bounty grace period: At the bottom it says: You’re receiving this message because you reached a Meta Stack Exchange community milestone. How is this ...
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Allow editing the edit summary [duplicate]

I just made an edit and saved it without giving it an edit summary. The default summary was added 24 characters in body I made another edit to the same post within 5 minutes, this time changing ...
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Disable reverting down votes until an answer is edited [duplicate]

I would like to discuss a feature introduced some time ago at SO. When a user down-votes an answer, it cannot be undone until the answer is edited; the following message is displayed: You last ...
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After the grace period is over, the bounty indicator still shows, only that it then does not allow awarding it

I possibly hit a race condition between the end of the grace period of a bounty and the time the notice is automatically removed. On Aug 7, 5.08 (everything in UTC in this post) I started a bounty to ...
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Some weird random ellipses in the Bounty Grace Period Started emails

I got this email a few days ago on my bounty entering the grace period: This looks pretty weird. The ellipsis at the beginning are strange, and the ellipsis at the end make it look like the whole ...
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Would a 5-minute grace period for moderator messages (both directions) be useful?

I wrote a long reply (1.2k+ words) to a moderator message, and after clicking "Reply", I spotted a typo, just one typo. Given that moderator messages are private and cannot be edited (by others), it ...
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“Edit removed during grace period” is not translatable in a couple of contexts

The text "Edit removed during grace period" is out of translation engine for a couple of situations: on the post edit page: on the profile activity tab revision subtab On the same time the ...
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What can we do to stop spammers from exploiting the grace period?

Recently, spammers on WordPress Development discovered a "new" trick - the grace period. They post a spam post without the link and immediately edit it in. Yesterday, I happened to spot yet another ...
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What does it mean when an edit has the description “[Edit removed during grace period]”?

Recently I came across a few edits on the formatting sandbox with the description "[Edit removed during grace period]". It definitely wasn't made within the 5 minute grace period. What does it mean?
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Users can bypass the 30-day username change limit by constantly changing name within 15 minutes

Note: Not a duplicate of Name Change Limiting can be Broken, as the bug reported there is different; it has to do with account association, while this one is a completely different issue resulting in ...
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Why is edit history being logged during the grace period? [duplicate]

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/posts/367912/revisions 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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End the edit grace period upon two or more spam/rude flags being raised

I am aware that a similar suggestion was made and rejected. The major criticism of that one was essentially this The only problem with this is it's unexpected - there's no visible trace on that ...
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Upvote after downvote and after grace period has ended

I understand that undoing a downvote after the grace-period is denied for strategic reasons (explained here: Unable to undo downvote). But what if your downvote was just an accident which you did not ...
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Why does SE tell others I have edited my question if nobody has viewed it?

If I edit my question five minutes after I ask it, and nobody else has viewed my question yet, then why does Stack Exchange say that I have edited my question?
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Do deletions within the grace period count towards one's personal statistics?

If I post a question or an answer and then self-delete it within the 5-minute grace period, will the deleted post be counted into my statistics (like the "Curious" badge)?
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How does the hour calculation work for the bounty grace period notice?

When a question with the bounty in a grace period, it is displaying the notice like the one below: But the summation of the hours before bounty ended + Grace period ends is always 23. Is it a ...
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Terminate the Grace Period When the Post Score Changes

This is a follow-up to Terminate the grace period when a post receives a flag. Terminating the grace period for flags was status-declined because it would be confusing for users as flags do not have ...
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Bounty: Should I award it to the only answer I have got? [duplicate]

I have received only one answer during the bounty period. The answer is good enough in the sense that I'll choose that path if that's really the last thing in the world I can do about it. Should I ...
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Edits suggested within a grace period shouldn't appear as part of the original edit in the review queue

What? Subsequent edits suggested either within their own grace period or within the grace period of the post but after the initial edit was reviewed by a human, will appear to be a part of the ...
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Terminate the editing grace period when a post receives a flag

Occasionally, someone posts something that is completely unintelligible or spam. Users then proceed to flag the post. Then the poster edits to replace the gibberish or spam with something more legit. ...
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Let's be smarter when rolling back in the grace-period

Currently, rollbacks are never rolled into the previous revision. I propose a simple change making the rollback-link more useful: If the rollback is to the pre-edit revision, and an ordinary edit ...
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How often questions get answered after they got closed?

As most of us know, there is a grace period for users who started to write an answer and the question got closed. This grace period is set to several hours server-side. In the web interface though ...
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“modified” instead of “answered” in home page - probably due to grace period editing

The home page list shows the "modified" label, and linking to this answer as last activity. However, the answer is not modified: I also took a look in the answer's revisions but nothing in ...
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Why does this question still show an expired bounty?

This question had a bounty that was posted 8 days ago. Its grace period expired earlier today (according to the revision history), and in fact the question does not show a bounty on the front page: ...
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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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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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Trying to edit a comment after the grace period: The message “This comment was edited 1 time” is misleading

I tried to edit my comment which I had edited already in Pro Webmasters but I'm not allowed to edit and when I moved my mouse courser to edit symbol it indicating a message that "This comment was ...
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How long is a question unable to be closed after the grace period expires?

I'd like to close-vote this question as off-site resource request, but can't, due to a bounty. The bounty has expired, and the grace period has ended, so it seems reasonable that the question can be ...
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Top questions show “wrong” bounty count

On the front page of the site, the total of bounties is accounting for those on grace period, but they're not actually shown in the page. Ask Different's homepage: Featured questions page: Stack ...
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Couldn't revert downvote when answer edited during grace period [duplicate]

I downvoted this answer because it recommended a really terrible library. The author edited the reference out during the initial 5 minute (?) grace period. I didn't get back to the answer for a ...
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Grace period edits will still lock in votes [duplicate]

The usual rule is if I vote, it's locked in after 5 minutes or something, unless the question is edited. However, it seems if the edit takes place in a grace period of posting a question or the last ...
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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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Preventing abuse of the grace period [duplicate]

From time to time I have noticed what I only can describe as an abuse of the 5 minute grace period when answering a question. User posts a short incomplete answer, just to be the "first answer" of a ...
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Allow a 30-second grace period to change a Leave Open review

Correct me if I'm wrong, but currently there are extremely few actions without a short grace period in which you can undo them (in some way). Why is the "Leave Open" button in the close vote review ...
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Reset question grace period once an answer has been posted

When answers are posted within a question's initial grace period, it is possible that further edits could completely change the question (see "chameleon questions"), and render those first few answers ...
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Keep track of the number of grace period edits on each revision

Everyone knows about the grace period, and everyone knows the confusion that grace period can cause when it comes to "hidden edits" that seemingly came out of nowhere. My simple solution: add another ...
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Comment editing grace period before edit-counter starts (pencil)

I know there's already a similar question. But things have changed recently since now you can even see how many times someone has edited his comment. Maybe it is not best-practise, but i often post ...
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How did the grace period start before the bounty is over?

I got this message in my inbox: It says that 25 minutes ago my grace period for my bounty on this question started But I still had 16 minutes left: How is this possible?
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Changing votes for an answer, which has been “edited” in the grace period [duplicate]

I upvoted an answer, and remained on the page and read a few more answers, while noticing that the user that I originally upvoted made several edits. I later noticed something from one of the edits ...
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Do/Should moderators have the ability to see edits performed during the “grace” period?

I'm not sure if this is a legitimate question for Meta, since it may involve information that is purposefully hidden from the public eye to prevent abuse. But the reason I ask is due to an issue on ...
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Add 5 minute comment edit rule to privilege page

Previously I asked "Is there currently any way a user can find out about the 5 minute rule before actually running into it?" I guess that was a bad question, anyway the answer is no. My gentle ...
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Upvote on answer undone

I want to report something I have noticed. Twice today, I have given answers. The first time, my answer was upvoted and I gained 10 reputation as always but within 5 minutes I noticed the 10 ...
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Find questions with bounty in grace period

We can see quickly a list with questions that have an open bounty in featured tab. But if a question enter in the grace period, this question is not longer available in that list. So, my question is: ...
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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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Take most recent (or concatenate) edit comments when editing during grace period

Recently, I edited one of my answers to update a link to a better resource. I clicked "Save" without entering a description of the edit (edit #1). Then I realised that the question was asked by a new ...
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Grace period for changing close vote reason?

First off, the new close vote retraction option is great. Thanks for that. However, I did notice that any retraction of a close-vote is final (not that this is unreasonable), and I was wondering if it ...
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Anyone notice that sometimes edits are not catalogued? [duplicate]

By virtue of the nature of the question, I can't give concrete evidence, since I don't record my screen, but over the past few days, I've tried to change a downvote or an upvote after an edit has ...
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I can not edit my own comment which is 20 minutes old [duplicate]

I can not Edit my comment which was posted 20 minutes ago. I can only delete it. If I add a new comment I can delete or edit it. Is this a bug or feature? I don't see why someone should not be able ...
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Why are edits in the first 5 minutes not recorded? [duplicate]

What is the purpose of the 5 minute grace period for editing a new post? Is there a reason edits during that time aren't displayed as normal? I don't see the rationale for such a feature.
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How about making the downvote during grace period behavior more clear?

This is a suggestion for a minor user interface tweak. Could SO make the behavior described in this question and this answer (answer edited after downvote but within the grace period still locks ...