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Notify users about edit suggestion on their own posts

It seems that you do not receive notification when one of your answers is edited by someone else. Is this by design or has it never been recommended before?

The reason I ask for this is because of this answer. Most of the time people edit my questions/answers to fix grammar mistakes, but in this case someone edited my answer to "fix" a query that was supposed to be broken. Mildly annoying.

It was an easy enough to fix, but it seems that getting an alert would have made it much easier to recognize that a goon had edited my answer without fully reading it.

Am I the only one who thinks this would be useful?

  • The fact that this question was edited is now proof to me that the world is at peace :)
    – Stargazer712
    Oct 19, 2011 at 22:39
  • Heh, just making sure it's tagged appropriately. :)
    – user149432
    Oct 19, 2011 at 22:50

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You do receive a notification, but it's somewhat buried: if you go to the responses tab on your profile, you'll see the revision.

Before the Stack Exchange drop-down inbox notification system, there was an envelope next to your name that indicated many of the same things the inbox notifies you about now. In that system, it did notify you when a revision was done. It also used to be the case that a notification bar would appear alerting you to the revision.

These features seem to have been lost, so it seems like a bug to me.

Edit: As recently as October 6th, Sam "waffles" Saffron (an SE, Inc. developer) mentioned there is no notification when someone edits your stuff although he does support such a feature. Not really sure what happened, so I guess this is part , part , and part .

  • That makes sense. Thanks for the feedback.
    – Stargazer712
    Oct 19, 2011 at 22:40
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    I definitely think that you should get a notification when your post changes in some way, whether that's an edit by someone else, a comment (this already happens), it goes community wiki, or so on. Just like a "hey, something has happened to your post, you might want to go check it out and see what's up". Oct 19, 2011 at 23:49

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