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Based on this post New way to edit bug -- Where are the previous edits?, the revisions drop down has been removed from the post edit link.

If I understand this correctly, this change has been implemented only in Stack Overflow because I can still see the Revision drop down on Meta and English website when I click the edit link of the post.

So the change is that if I click on the edit link on a post.


The revision drop down that used to be above the Title will not be available any more.


That is my understanding of the change. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Could you please fix the tool tip text of the edit link? It still shows edit this post, or roll it back to a previous version. The roll back option is no longer available.

Please replace edit link tool tip with the text edit this post

Edit this post

UPDATE: Based on this post Why there is inconsistency on edit functionality between Stack Exchange sites?, it seems that I won't see the revision drop down when I click edit link if I have more than 2000 reputation points. So, I am little confused at this point.

Nevertheless, in my opinion I believe that tool tip should display the correct message based on what I can do at that moment.

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The tooltip is still accurate, though. The way you roll back to a previous version is by control-clicking the link (or otherwise ensuring that it opens in a new window/tab). That will show the full editor, rather than the inline editor, including the revisions drop-down. – Cody Gray Aug 10 '11 at 4:18
@Cody: Is that how it is supposed to work? I didn't realize that the link worked differently when I clicked it while holding the Ctrl key. It is kind of misleading to me. May be it is already mentioned somewhere in one of the posts. – user162697 Aug 10 '11 at 4:35
It works differently because it opens in a new window/tab, which means that it can't open the inline editor. Yes, it's discussed in waffles' answer here. – Cody Gray Aug 10 '11 at 4:39
Well, there is still an argument for improving the tooltip... I'm just pointing out the current state of affairs. – Cody Gray Aug 10 '11 at 4:40
@Cody: I will leave the question here to see if any devs respond to this. – user162697 Aug 10 '11 at 4:41
That's up to you. My point is just that my comment wasn't saying "this is a bad question" or "we shouldn't change the tooltip". Sometimes people seem to interpret what I say that way, and I'm not sure why. Just trying to provide a little background info. – Cody Gray Aug 10 '11 at 4:42
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Changed to

revise and improve this post

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