I often spot misspellings in my posts after the edit time has elapsed, and changing a “do” to an “to” triggers a modification. WordPress handles this by giving users an opt-out for showing changes at a user’s sole discretion. Is this something Discourse has considered doing as well?
There is already an edit grace period of 5 minutes. If you’d like it to be longer, change it in your site settings.
Five minutes seems reasonable for non-trivial edits. But there is no timer shown to the user. Obviously cluttering the UI is not ideal but some kind of countdown may deter individuals from deleting and reposting–which can be noisy.
Are your users really that aware of the difference between the grace period and an edit made within the time limit that creates an edit revision history?
disable_edit_notifications: false setting is what you’re looking for?
That’s even better than what I had in mind. Thanks for shining the light!