I thought my changes were not imposed, but as it turns out, they were- but they only show up when I zoom in as far as I can to the changed object. Why is this happening, and why doesn't it show up at a normal zoom level?

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Can have several reasons. Likely it is the same as that question.

Please could you mention the location or object? Just copy the URL of http://www.openstreetmap.org/ when you zoom to the location. Thanks.

(01 Mar, 22:48) aseerel4c26 ♦

https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/67705672#map=14/44.4641/-104.0909

the forest triangle with the two notes next to it was there before. if you zoom in once from there and go north, my edit starts showing up- the forest needed expansion, which I was doing. 6 hours later, random spots are showing up at other zoom levels again (new ones compared to before), but the area as a whole is not changing.

(02 Mar, 04:53) X99

The are usually two main reasons for this type of error.

The first is that your browser caches images where possible to speed up page load rather than requesting a fresh download each time. This can normally be cleared by using either CTRL+F5 or CTRL+SHIFT+R to reload the page.

The second reason is that OSM doesn't render fresh tiles for every request, but first checks how old they are (if they exist). In your case it is likely that the tiles at the highest zoom were only rendered after the edit but the less zoomed tiles were rendered before. For the default layer on the main site the status can be seen by appending /status to the URL of the image. Example. Appending /dirty to the image URL will manually tell the server to add that tile to the queue for rendering. The length of time to render a new tile is dependant on server load.

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CTRL+F5 worked. I didn't know it was the browser trying to load the old pictures, and now all my edits show up. Thanks!

(03 Mar, 04:15) X99

Everything is normal here. Just wait (and clear your browser's cache for this map page - see InsertUser's answer). It will be fine soon (not longer than some days - and for sure in a month or so, when the map style changes the next time).

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