Revision 3 of https://english.stackexchange.com/posts/83629/revisions is attributed to me.

I edited the question to remove the code formatting and present the quote correctly, and did only that. A short time prior to that, the OP had removed a few words and an apostrophe, but this edit is shown as being down to me, too.

I'm aware that there is a “grace period” before edits become locked. In this case it’s the OP’s edit which is identified as mine, so the (fairly significant) change is unlikely to cause problems; but if I'd been identified as responsible for another user’s significant alteration, I’d be rather miffed.

Should different users’ edits be rolled up in this way?

[I have found a relevant question and another one on MSO but they don't address the question of combining different users’ edits. I'm not sure that this one does entirely, either.]

[Another question has also been found and commented on. But that addresses edits "slipped in" between pressing Edit and Save. In my case the edit was completed [and marked as the OP's] before I clicked Edit, and I was still credited with the OP's change. His edit was rolled into mine, and I was credited with the lot. That is, I took over his grace period. I don't believe that should happen; if anything his grace period should be curtailed by my edit in order that both versions can be shown separately and available for rollback.]

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    I guess the problem is with the system in place. When you edit something, it goes to a queue and takes time before it gets synchronized properly all over the places. I would be glad to see someone from the SE team comment on this.
    – Noah
    Commented Sep 24, 2012 at 16:45
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    Yes, it may need to be migrated to MSO. I'll let the mods sort it if that's the case.
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Commented Sep 24, 2012 at 16:46
  • Looks like a serious bug. Commented Sep 25, 2012 at 7:24
  • @AndrewLeach. The SE team do follow up bug reports on the per-site metas to, not just on [MSO].
    – TRiG
    Commented Sep 30, 2012 at 17:37
  • It is indeed a known issue with the Stack Excahnge software: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/45478/…
    – apsillers
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 20:42


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