Today, when I was going to edit a question and was just about to click
edit button, another edit to that question was made.
Well, when the banner
an edit has been made... appears, it "bumps" the question downward a bit. This is why I failed to click
edit, and clicked one of the question's tags accidentally.
This was not the first time it happened for me. It is surely not something that happens often, but I'd still like to suggest another way of indicating a newly edited post: a different background color.
So, when an edit is made to a post, instead of displaying a banner that pushes all content downward, the background color of the post would change.
Well, now that I think about this, some people would probably wonder why the color of a post changed, so I guess it would be still useful to include the text
an edit has been made... somewhere too - but without bumping the content.
I understand that the bump might be useful in situations where you've scrolled to the bottom of the page, and the question or an answer is edited. In that case, you clearly notice the bump (if you happen to be looking at the screen just at that moment) and then scroll up to see what was edited.
In conclusion, I'm not sure: Would this suggestion be better or worse than the current style?