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When someone edits my post, the edit summary helps but if I could see a diff view (similar to git) that'd be good. It would allow me to see exactly what was changed between revisions.

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You can see what was changed if you click on the edit's timestamp:

That will take you to the revisions page that contains all the changes made to the post:

revisions

You can also choose to view "side-by-side markdown" diff, that will show changes not visible in the ordinary diff, e.g. adding blank spaces, changing URL of links etc:

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I didn't know that! Good answer! – alexy13 Aug 20 '11 at 15:55
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@alexy, if not in the above revision history, then where did you see the edit summary? – Arjan Aug 20 '11 at 16:01
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this is also in the faq now with a picture as well – Jeff Atwood Aug 20 '11 at 18:23

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