I just gave an answer and edited it shortly thereafter. As you can see from the timestamps in the link, the two actions have been performed about 2 minutes and a half apart.

So this prompts my question: has the 5-minutes grace period been modified? I remember that during this period any edit would not be recorded by the system and simply shown as 1 single action.


According to this MSE post the 5 minute grace period has not gone anywhere, but there is more than just the 5 minute timer that determines if an edit is rolled into the previous revision or a new one created.

According to this answer from Shog9:

Edits will be rolled into the previous revision if the previous revision was created by the same author and none of the following conditions are present:

  • The previous revision was created 5 minutes or more in the past
  • A comment has been added to the post since the previous revision by anyone other than the editor.
  • An answer has been added to the post since the previous revision
  • The previous revision was a rollback
  • The new revision is a rollback

This behavior was implemented in March 2015.

  • $\begingroup$ ah, I was not aware of those conditions, thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Federico Mod
    Sep 15 '15 at 17:54

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