I am ashamed. My Meta rep has recently surpassed my SO rep. Even putting a (relevant!) Shakespeare quote into an answer on SO couldn't do anything about it.
That's why I looked for one of my old Meta questions to put a bounty on; I chose this one.
I will give the bounty to the best idea/solution (my choice) offered to solve the problem raised in this question. Humor is encouraged, but I'm still looking for a real suggestion. Mock-up screenshots would be nice; freehand circles will be well-received.
The second best will receive a 1024x1024 hi-res version of their unicorn avatar.
PS: I'm not making this CW so all answerers can still get rep. I don't expect 50 upvotes on this question anyway.
I just edited this question to clarify, or basically, make it readable. Shortly after I was done editing, the original question was there again.
The asker had made a change to their question, and this edit was based on the first revision (probably because they hit "edit" before I had saved my update). Because the question was very much unreadable, it was hard to see what the change was exactly. The automatically generated edit log message stated "deleted 3 characters in body", but it was hard to see what exactly those three characters were.
So I viewed both sources, saved them to text files, and did a diff locally. Turns out they had just removed a newline and turned "???" into "??" in one case. So I new I could roll back to my clarified edit without losing anything important that the asker might have changed.
I can't imagine this to be an uncommon problem.
It would be nice if it were possible to
- either see the difference between two user-chosen revisions in the edit history,
- or at least see the diff between a revision
Rand the revision that
Rwas based on.