I've edited the body of this answer (link to the answer's revision history) twice after ~21 minutes I initially posted it, the second edit ~3 minutes after the first edit, but the 5 minutes grace period for those two consecutive edits didn't apply; in fact the revision history shows two different revisions, one ~3 minutes after the other (revision 3 ~3 minutes after revision 2).

What happened to the grace period here?

Revision 2: 2015-11-06 15:02:50:


Revision 3: 2015-11-06 15:05:06:



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I don't have access to the detailed history, but the first comment might have been added before you edited your question the second time. In that case the grace period ends as soon as the comment is posted.

See Formatting Sandbox, there gunr2171 talks about a "new logic".

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    Makes sense, I guess that's to protect the poster of the comment from being bashed for apparently foolish comments. Thanks!
    – kos
    Commented Nov 6, 2015 at 18:18
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    I'd just like to link Shog's answer for reference regarding the rules of the grace period.
    – Dan
    Commented Mar 4, 2019 at 17:04

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