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Ask whether to recover, not whether to discard
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Description

More than once it happened to me that Edit Recovery recovered an edit to a template or article that I previously abandoned – without being explicit that anything was recovered. This is not the expected behavior, thus reporting as a bug. Software like Libre Office will ask you if you want to recover an edit that had not been ended cleanly, and so should ER.
It's a helpful feature, but can make more damage that I'd ever want. This behavior was too annoying and, sadly, I had to disable ER.

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@Ponor to help us better understand your need, could you please update a screenshot or two of the experience you've documented, and what you'd expect to happen?