I thought revisions (the page that appears when you click on the "edited..." link on a post) were for displaying events related to the modifications of a post (changing title/content/tags/...).

But I saw this recently:

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Why does the Twitter event appear here? I would understand seeing it in the timeline of the post (and it is, indeed, shown there), but what purpose does it serve to have it in the revisions? This isn't a revision: the post hasn't been modified in any way.

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    If those twitter accounts would pull in serious crowds that history would be the place to find out why your site got swamped.
    – Helmar
    Commented Nov 25, 2016 at 15:40
  • @Helmar The operative word being "if"? (I dunno, maybe those work for some sites I'm not on.)
    – E.P.
    Commented Nov 25, 2016 at 18:57
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    I suspect it's for historical reasons; the new timeline is fairly recent, but the Twitter notification was put in quite a while ago, and presumably stuck in a convenient place. Commented Nov 25, 2016 at 19:12
  • @Helmar But wouldn't it be the role of the timeline page, rather than the revision?
    – dim
    Commented Nov 25, 2016 at 19:12
  • @dim yeah I guess it could be suppressed in the edit history.
    – Helmar
    Commented Nov 25, 2016 at 19:46
  • Now if only "appeared in Hot Network Questions" was noted in the timeline... Commented Nov 25, 2016 at 20:22
  • @Jeffrey Well, it is, under an event marked "tweeted"... Er... actually, part of the history group. So, you're right, it's in the timeline because it's part of the history, it seems. It should probably be an event on its own, then.
    – dim
    Commented Nov 25, 2016 at 20:33


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