@Scimonster I was fairly unimpressed with this whole situation. A new user shouldn't be badgered with close votes on what rubs you the wrong way. If you want to point out our policy on p'sak in a comment, fine, but if we want to encourage people to stay, that isn't a good way to go.
I think your own question record (example and example and example) shows that you don't feel that "If someone" is a necessary part of a non-p'sak seeking question.
The grace period has not been removed. However, it will end early in a couple of new scenarios. The altered behavior follows from this discussion and this feature request:
Edits will be rolled into the previous revision if the previous
revision was created by the same author and none of the...
Do mi-yodeya-series questions have to be in order? Like, can i randomly go ask about 498 without bugging people?