But who does this for a minor formatting edit?
That being said, I agree things should stand out more simply because not enough people care about the system to use it properly and it's kind of annoying that edits get blindly approved because people don't see little changes that make a big difference. My idea is to have the system compare the Markdown-processed diffs to figure out what exactly got changed, and put a nice little box off to the side pointing to those changes. Also include a box at the top pointing to the other options so users know they can switch between views to see what's going on, to make sure they use the reviewing features we provide to their maximum potential.
See this screenshot I spent a lot of unicorn points to make:
Or take this more realistic example of how it appears I just randomly added text to the answer, where I actually extracted it from a
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Without looking at the Markdown view, it looks like I'm just adding stuff. But with that nice yellow box saying I also removed some HTML that isn't allowed via the Markdown parser, people now know "hey, there was something else there." This is basically using the "Show rendered output" option, which ordinarily doesn't get used much, and isn't even available when reviewing suggested edits. But it has that nice 200px margin over to the right (for whatever reason) which would be perfect for highlighting key spots where changes were made. Users would just have to scroll down the right side looking for the yellow boxes to see if they missed anything.
I can dream can't I?