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I'm trying to see if a suggested edit should be approved (which inserts line breaks).

In this case it is important that I manually check the markdown for the original post rather than the visual output.

If I click Improve, I get a post-edit version of the markdown, not pre-edit.

Is there a way to view the original markdown, pre-edit, when there is no existing edit history?

Edit: Since I was typing this up, that post has been edited. The first revision was what I was reviewing, and the initial post was what I was trying to view.

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This might make sense to mark as dupe of some feature-request for a change to how suggested-edits work. I didn't look through all of them, but I know some exist. Do what you must :) – Merlyn Morgan-Graham Dec 5 '11 at 12:46
The second icon down shows the markdown diffs - does this do what you want? – ChrisF Dec 5 '11 at 12:49
@ChrisF: Yep! Missed that. Post as answer and I'll accept. – Merlyn Morgan-Graham Dec 5 '11 at 12:51
up vote 4 down vote accepted

The second icon down shows the markdown differences.

Markdown differences

This should show what you want as it shows exactly what each user typed, including the markdown syntax, rather than the rendered output.

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