I think the grace period limit of 5 minutes that merges edit events is too long.

It is adequate for a site like Stack Overflow, but not for a Code Golf site, as edits are more frequent and each edit has more significance.

What do you think?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Could you elaborate on how the grace period is actually a problem? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jun 25, 2017 at 21:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ I had always wished for a longer grace period. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dennis
    Commented Jun 25, 2017 at 21:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ Are you talking about for challenges or for answers (or both)? \$\endgroup\$
    – xnor
    Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 0:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ @xnor: At least for answers. For questions is not so relevant. \$\endgroup\$
    – sergiol
    Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 0:35
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MartinEnder I would like at least the option to have "Do not merge with previous" on edits to manage better what was the evolution on which update. If I see several merged updates on only one edit, I lose the context of what I did on each one. \$\endgroup\$
    – sergiol
    Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 0:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ @sergiol I understand your complaint now from your comments, whereas I didn't from the post. I'd suggest expanding more on why the five minute grace period is a problem \$\endgroup\$
    – xnor
    Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 5:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ @sergiol post that opinion [on "Do not merge with previous"] as an answer to this question, see what the community thinks. I think that would be an excellent option. \$\endgroup\$
    – Stephen
    Commented Jun 27, 2017 at 12:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ Occasionally golfs in quick succession don't get saved, with annoying consequences. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jun 29, 2017 at 1:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think this goes against what I've always thought was save an edit until you have a good amount of golfing to do and do it at once. So there would usually be a larger time between making edits anyway, especially when you have to format the post, update an explanation, get the new TIO link etc. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jun 30, 2017 at 13:34


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