Just noticed that the timeline shows ffffffffff gggg instead of the real revision summary:


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Same in other timelines that I checked: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/21134802/timeline or https://stackoverflow.com/posts/21119035/timeline.

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    The developers must be testing who is actually still using the timeline view... Jan 15, 2014 at 11:20
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    @MartijnPieters I don't think the timeline was ever officially supported. The whole layout of it is rather confusing and I have only found some limited use for it. But maybe SE will implement a less confusing version of it based on the mod-only timeline, which is much easier to understand (but doesn't show votes and full post text) Jan 15, 2014 at 11:26
  • @MadScientist: I find the timeline to be quite informative; I know it isn't officially supported anymore (IIRC it was once linked to from questions but the link was removed). But I can see some room for improvement, yes. Jan 15, 2014 at 11:30
  • By the way you missed the hhh (it was much harder to find). Also, no revision summary was removed as part of this "experiment".
    – Sklivvz
    Jan 15, 2014 at 11:49
  • @MartijnPieters nope, it was never linked. Started as experiment by Jeff and never advanced to the next level. Jan 15, 2014 at 13:02
  • @Sklivvz you just lost your diamond... let me take a picture... ;) Jan 15, 2014 at 13:03

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So you found out my evil scheme of testing who uses that timeline uh?

You foiled my plan once again Batman, but the next time it won't be so simple!

Fix going out now. rev 2014.1.15.1851 on meta and rev 2014.1.15.1301 elsewhere

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    Before accepting the answer I want statistics of how many people uses the timeline! :P Jan 15, 2014 at 11:40
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    Exactly four! :-)
    – Sklivvz
    Jan 15, 2014 at 11:41

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