I wanted to highlight something I think SO got right today. Within the blog entry about the Code of Conduct, Sara Chipps shows VCS highlighted changes to the CoC


This is a simple quality-of-life change, but it makes it MUCH easier to tell what has actually changed. Bonus points for putting the whole thing into a Github-esque setup so we could see the revisions over time.

  • + for github or any other RCS. Oct 11, 2019 at 3:33
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    I'd slightly reframe the question as: "SO almost got it right; please show the diff accurately and/or use a public RCS/VCS". It's almost, because the actual diff was this, as recorded by the wayback machine. The blog post 1. doesn't show the old lines, and 2. doesn't highlight the changed words exactly (also when there's only additions, you don't highlight words). The way the format is used, it's only part of the coding-flavored writing style the post is going for, not the actual diff.
    – ento
    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:40
  • That blog did not get it right. I'm pretty sure the old text wasn't When in doubt, don.
    – OrangeDog
    Oct 18, 2019 at 9:46


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