Before the recent upgrade to SO, I remember being able to see my edit history (for questions and answers) and also other users edit history from the question/answer section itself.

Now I don't see it anymore there. Why was this taken off? It was very useful.

Going to profile and checking for revisions is not the same experience.

Update: Ok, so the thing that confused me is this:

  • If I edited within a span of minute (or few maybe), I don't see the edit history link.
  • Or does the edit history link appear after few minutes?

Edited this post 2 times within a span of minutes or 2 maybe

  • Looks the same to me. Not sure what upgrade you're talking about. Commented Aug 13, 2011 at 6:00
  • @Cody Gray: See my update. That led me to my OP.
    – Mrchief
    Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 3:03
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    You have a five-minute window in which edits you make don't count as a new revision.
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 3:04
  • @Tim Stone: Ahh, I see! Can you post this as an answer?
    – Mrchief
    Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 3:06

3 Answers 3


Per your question update, you'll only see the history link on the post when a second revision has been created. When you first write a post (and on subsequent separate edits), you have a five minute grace period in which you can continue to make changes without generating a new revision, so it's possible to edit a new post without having that link show up.


If you are referring to the revisions made from you to the posts, I still see it.


For seeing it from the post, simply click on the timestamp reported after "edited"; in the screenshot, "2 hours ago" is a link to the page that shows all the revisions.


Update: There is a 5 minutes period in which an edit is not considered as a new edit. That is what you don't get the link to the revision page: Because the software didn't create a new revision.
If you edit the post after more than 5 minutes, then you will see the usual link that takes you to the page for the revisions.

  • See my question. This is the only place left it seems. Earlier you could see the revision from the post itself.
    – Mrchief
    Commented Aug 13, 2011 at 4:12
  • I update my answer; nothing changed for me, and I am still able to see the revisions of a post from the post itself.
    – apaderno
    Commented Aug 13, 2011 at 4:17
  • Well, even I can see them now. Not sure what's going on. I'm pretty sure this wasn't the case till now for me. I'll keep an eye on it. Also, I'm not smoking /drunk right now ;)
    – Mrchief
    Commented Aug 13, 2011 at 4:27
  • see my update. That's what threw me off.
    – Mrchief
    Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 3:02
  • I have updated my answer.
    – apaderno
    Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 3:21

It was never on for posts that weren't edited or weren't Community Wiki - maybe you had a version of Stack Exchange modification userscript which adds a history link to each post.

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