Questions tagged [revisions-list]

For questions about the public lists of changes made to posts by a site's users. They are available for questions and answers by clicking the "edited X min ago" link, and on tag wikis as "history" and "excerpt history" links.

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Allow moderators to hide a revision

Sometimes users accidentally post credentials or sensitive information in their posts. Although it's easy to edit those post then, the revision list will still show that information. Deleting the ...
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Add bounty remarks to a question's revision history

A question's revision history has shown bounty events for quite some time now. Since then, Stack Exchange has also added support for bounty remarks. I would like to request that bounty remarks be ...
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Now you can know if a question really hit the HNQ

I noticed this new addition. It is now stated in the revision history if a question has made it to the Hot Network Questions, example:
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Link to view the edit history of a question

Is there a link on a question's page to see the edit history of that question? What is the "normal" way to get this information?
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Allow mods to edit revision comments

Nice hole in the system... You can pretty much say anything in a revision comment and it cannot be removed or cleaned up by a mod. See for an example. ...
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Who has the privilege to delete a revision?

I saw a PPT posted by Jeff that showed a revision page which had the delete revision function, like this: But I have never seen this functionality on SO's revision pages. I guess that's because I ...
Charlie's user avatar
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Please improve the design for "duplicates list edited" in post revisions page

Ever since the release of the feature that allowed users with the dupe/gold hammer privilege to edit a question's duplicate list, there hasn't been any improvement to how it is displayed in the post ...
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Make "x identical lines skipped" expandable

Recently, I saw this revision: I'm using the side-by-side markdown layout to see revisions. Now, I wanted to see the rest of the code to see what impact this revision had. So I think, let's click on "...
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Show link to revision history when there are revisions but no edits

In the latest Recent Changes FAQ I saw this: 2013-02-18: The revision history of a question that was closed as a duplicate is now showing the chosen originals as part of the "Closed as duplicate&...
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Make display of reputation in revisions list consistent with the user card display

The user card in the revision list, for example here, shows the exact amount of reputation: This is not consistent with how the flair works on (all?) other places in the site, e.g. under a post. ...
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Add bounty events to revision history

Could timestamps of bounty activity be added to a question's revision history? Or something that would show the bounty events for a question anyway? Obviously the revision entries would need to be ...
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Undone edits disappear from revision history

I'm reporting the following bug per Shog9's request. Consider the following scenario: You edit any post on a SE site where you have edit privileges. In a second edit within the grace period of the ...
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Add the revision history to the Android app

Basically this suggestion for the Android app: Revisions list in iOS app Many times I'll see that a post has been edited on the Android app. I'll want to see exactly what was edited, and the Android ...
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Instant approval of revisions for users with edit privileges

It's not consistent to leave an edit pending for approval (thus not making available for everyone else and locking its state) after a user who has those privileges have given his endorsement. You ...
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Are suggested edits indexed by Google?

I was trying to get some more information to complement an answer, and I found this odd link in my search, linking the suggested edit history of a question. Are those pages intended to be indexed by ...
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View history of changes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Editing work in Stack Overflow? How do I view the changes made to a question, in the SO-style visual diff? I'm sure I've seen this before, but the "history" button ...
Matt Joiner's user avatar
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Add "About me" revisions

I would like to have a history of the "About me" box in my profile. I edited my details on my profile page and it replaced all profiles with the same content, so I'd like to be able to go back to the ...
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Automatic edits should still leave a trail in the revision history

There was a wave of automatic edits recently applied to old posts throughout the network, including one to remove salutations, and another to remove multiple punctuation marks. Now, I don't want to ...
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Question history attributed changes to me that I didn't make

I just made some minor edits to the text of this question. I didn't edit the tags at all. When I completed my edits, my edit showed as: Now, I think those tags were present before I started my edit,...
Michael Petrotta's user avatar
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I'd like to see the last few IP addresses that my account was used from, please!

I think that as a matter of security (in the Firesheep age) I'd like to see the last IP address from which my account was accessed next to my name, somewhere in the top bar. I'd also ideally like a ...
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Show the diff between two non-consecutive revisions of a post

I am ashamed. My Meta rep has recently surpassed my SO rep. Even putting a (relevant!) Shakespeare quote into an answer on SO couldn't do anything about it. That's why I looked for one of my old Meta ...
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Add revisions list to tag wiki

So I took a look at this new Tag Wiki thing. I can "edit wiki" on tags where I have high enough score, but there is no UI to show revision history like with questions and answers. I think it would ...
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Please make the revision histories of comments visible to their authors

When one posts a comment, one is able to edit it during a brief grace period. Moderators can edit any comment at any time. A comment that has been edited will have a little pencil symbol: Moderators ...
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Revision histories of posts show headings being removed and re-added every single revision, even if they aren't changed

If a post has heading markup and has been edited, the revision histories' inline and side-by-side views seem to show them all changing on each and every edit, even though they aren't edited at all. (...
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If automatic community wiki conversion is gone, why do the confusing messages still exist?

Now that posts can't be automatically converted to community wiki, it makes sense to just ditch all those annoying messages for "why" a post got converted in the first place. The code for ...
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Allow linking to specific revision of revision history showing diff

Currently, the only way to link to a revision (clicking "link"), you just get a page which shows what the post looked like at that revision: Personally, I rarely use this and haven't ever found ...
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Keep track of the number of grace period edits on each revision

Everyone knows about the grace period, and everyone knows the confusion that grace period can cause when it comes to "hidden edits" that seemingly came out of nowhere. My simple solution: add another ...
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See the effect of edits on votes

I often like to see the effect of edits on the votes of a post. This can be useful when reviewing, but it can also be an interesting statistic. Besides it is cool to see the effect of your edit on a ...
Toon Krijthe's user avatar
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All post history events are now incorrectly showing as edits in post histories and timelines

When checking the timeline of a post I noticed that "Post Closed" events are now attributed to Community, and the close voters were moved to the "comment" column. Before, all close ...
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Migrated questions / answers should keep their full edit history

When migrating a question to another Stack Exchange site, the full edit history of the question and its answers is lost. I searched on meta, and, according to Jeff, this is "by design". I still want ...
Etienne Neveu's user avatar
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How many undeletes does one have?

DoubleAA (a mod for over a year) seems to have to vote extra times to undelete a post. Shouldn't it just say his name once? Week has ...
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Line/word wrapping in revision history and responses tab (and probably other places)

and (Link) I just noticed that change. I didn't find new reports under bug. Note the names and badge count in the first screenshot, and the badge count in the second one. PS I can't link to ...
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Let's be smarter when rolling back in the grace-period

Currently, rollbacks are never rolled into the previous revision. I propose a simple change making the rollback-link more useful: If the rollback is to the pre-edit revision, and an ordinary edit ...
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Did the "grace period" for edits on posts break?

Did the grace period for edits on posts recently go away? Or did the mechanism break maybe? I was recently editing an FAQ post on MSO, and after saving the edit, realized I changed something which I ...
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How do I see the edit history of my question? [duplicate]

Say someone edited my question and I rolled back this edit. Then later, if I wish to use this edit after all, how do I go about doing it? How can I view the Revision history?
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Bad spacing between ‘link’ and ‘full’

When looking at this revision, there is very little space between link and full: Info: iOS 13.4.1 Firefox 25.1
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How did a normal user vote to reopen a post after a mod?

Post Reopened by Tim Post ♦, waiwai933 On this post, right above Rev. 3. How did that happen? How did a normal user vote to reopen after Tim cast a binding reopen vote? Note that this happened 22 ...
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Please add a 'view source' link to questions and answers that have no revisions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: View Source link on all questions I asked the following question on ServerFault: How do I hide ‘non-delegated’ features in IIS 7? Scott's answer describes a couple of xml ...
Kev's user avatar
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Tracking the questions you've recently viewed or visited [duplicate]

On your user profile page there are six (6) tabs; stats, activity, reputation, favorites, prefs and accounts. I would like to see in a new tab, maybe named 50 latest viewed questions, which would ...
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Revision History is Bass-Ackwards on some posts

I edited a question and then checked the Revision History. It showed this: The revision order is wrong and it looks like I asked the question! Clearing the cache and reloading did not help. Other ...
Awesome Poodles's user avatar
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Smarter diff algorithm for revision history

Disclaimer: I know nothing about diff algorithms. If what we have now is the best there is, I apologize in advance. Sometimes (read: oftentimes) the diff highlighting in the revision history is ...
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Couple of issues with Roomba Turbocharging

Recently, a major change was announced: Deleted questions will be visible to their authors, regardless of those authors' reputation. They won't be linked to anywhere that they're not already ...
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Why is the CW conversion attributed to a commenter?

Have a look at the revision history on this question: After 5 editors edited, the post was automatically thrown into CW mode, per the usual rules. However, rather than being attributed to Community (...
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Could the "Made Community Wiki by ..." entry in the revision list show the actual reason?

As we know, a post (question or answer) can be made community-wiki automatically when some conditions occur, like adding too many answers or having too much edits. In these cases, the revision ...
Paŭlo Ebermann's user avatar
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Can moderators / high-rep users delete revisions from the revision history?

Can moderators / high-rep users delete revisions from the revision history? I am asking this because the revision history for this answer here seems to be missing the original posted answer (which I ...
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"Edit Approved" links are showing as plain text

I was approving an edit on DIY when i noticed that the "edit approved" link was not rendering properly on any page I could find Example It looks like the node is somehow set to text. FF 64.0.2 (and ...
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Note which post a question was closed as a duplicate of in the revision history, even after it's reopened

This is the revision history of a post that was closed as a duplicate then reopened, here on Meta. Note that there is no part of the revision which mentions or links to the alleged duplicate: The ...
Ben Brocka's user avatar
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Where did all the time related information go from Revision history?

Revision history no more shows the time related information for revisions. The issue seems to be everywhere - Ask Ubuntu, SO, Meta SO - everywhere.
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The Rollback link doesn't work on deleted posts

If you try to roll back a post (either a question or an answer) from the revision history using the "Rollback" link, you get the popup asking if you're sure you want to roll back -- clicking OK ends ...
Jon Seigel's user avatar
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Why should I bother filling in the edit description?

Does anyone read the edit descriptions? The diffing feature works so well, I generally don't read them — I don't trust the editor so much to fill it out correctly, and the diff is perfectly ...
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