When a gold badge user or a moderator edits the duplicate list of a question, it now properly shows the new list's links in the timeline.

This change is great, but I think we can do even better.

Currently, it's rather difficult to see the previous list and the new list, as there are no line breaks separating the previous list revision and the new list. Additionally, when the duplicate list is more than one link long, there is only a comma separating the links.

Here's a screenshot to illustrate what I mean:

Could we insert some line breaks in here in the name of readability? Namely after "duplicates list edited from:", "to:", and after every link?

I recognize that this makes this particular entry in the timeline rather space-consuming, but a duplicate list edit is a pretty rare event on its own. When it does happen, I feel this change will greatly improve readability.

Here's a screenshot of my proposed format:

Glorfindel pointed out that the revision entry for a dupe list edit doesn't look much better, and is an exact copy of the timeline's message:

Could we apply this change here as well? After tossing some line breaks into the message, it looks quite a bit cleaner.


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    I guess I'm known for obscuring things :P The revision list doesn't look much better: meta.stackexchange.com/posts/347766/revisions
    – Glorfindel Mod
    May 12 '20 at 19:18
  • @Glorfindel Looks like an exact copy of the message in the timeline. I wonder if we could apply this change to both entries?
    – Spevacus
    May 12 '20 at 19:21
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    Sure, that makes sense. FWIW, thanks to your report, I spotted another bug ...
    – Glorfindel Mod
    May 12 '20 at 19:22

My ReduceClutter userscript converts the "duplicate list edited" entry in question revision history pages into two lists.

This makes it clearer which links were added/removed, as well as the new sort order (if it was re-ordered):

screenshot of updated design


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