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I often like to see the effect of edits on the votes of a post. This can be useful when reviewing, but it can also be an interesting statistic. Besides it is cool to see the effect of your edit on a below average post.

A way to do this, is to is to preserve the amount of up and downvotes of a revision.

Example a clueless user asked a bad question, getting two downvotes. Another user, edited the post making it much better. Now the question got 3 upvotes. (See also the example below). Each revision now shows the amount of votes it has, the moment a new revision is added. The last revision shows the current status.

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I can imagine, it takes some heavy queries, so a restriction for users with 5000+ reputation would be wise.

And ofcourse this can be expanded to the number of answers, and (for questions) number of favorites.

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Sort of doable with the timeline-feature, but that's also rather cumbersome. =) –  J. Steen Feb 25 '13 at 9:28
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And asign the reputation to the editor. Or perhaps not. And... –  vonbrand Feb 25 '13 at 10:25
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@vonbrand, Adding reputation to the editor is a bad idea. The post still has its original poster. You edit to improve the site, not to get the reputation. –  Toon Krijthe Feb 25 '13 at 10:29
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@ToonKrijthe, I was just trying to point out that such a move would lead to (trying to) asign reputation to the editor(s) too. I fully agree that it isn't a good idea. –  vonbrand Feb 25 '13 at 10:51
    
It would be interesting to see which of the new ones are reverts of the old ones. However, that would mean storing / querying much more than the score at the time of a revision. –  tohecz Feb 28 '13 at 17:51
    
@tohecz It's done now. –  Jan Dvorak Jan 16 at 10:56
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Can you really link edits and up/downvotes? –  Time Traveling Bobby Jan 16 at 11:13
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