173 votes
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Add a link to the timeline of a post

I am happy to announce that a new and improved post timeline is now available to all users. It can be accessed by clicking the clock icon underneath the voting and favorite buttons that are located to ...
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28 votes
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What did Yaakov do to this post?

Protecting does not bump posts, so my protection of the question is not what caused it to be bumped. What actually happened here is that there was a spam answer that contained an NSFW image. Some ...
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24 votes
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New timeline enables anyone to see any deleted post without checking their privileges

There are no permission issues with the timeline Thanks for notifying us of that... imaginary... issue. It's now fixed.
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24 votes
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Names of close-voters are not visible in the post notice but in the revision history and timeline

The goal here isn't to make closing a secret process of some sort. It's often important to know what all has happened to a post, and why - so the revision history and timeline seek to provide this. ...
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23 votes

What did Yaakov do to this post?

Redacted some porn Creates a small kerfuffle Answer too complex
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22 votes
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Should the new timeline view show links to review items?

Update: it should, but not to the ones that are currently being worked on As discussed below, it's rather more useful to see links to completed review tasks than those currently in flight. Also doesn'...
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21 votes
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All post history events are now incorrectly showing as edits in post histories and timelines

This has been fixed! This took a while to triage because it touched a ton of different functions I wasn't used to poking around in, including the post history and post history revision generation. The ...
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20 votes
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What happened with this attempted migration? I've used all the mod tools I know about and I still can't figure it out

The users voted to migrate the question, but it was blocked by the system because the sole tag on the question, academic-writing, doesn't exist on the target site. When normal users vote to migrate a ...
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17 votes
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Make existing timeline icon of a post available to anybody and not only to mods

The public timeline for all questions and answers is now available for all users. More details are available here.
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17 votes
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Do moderators have the ability to pre-emptively remove questions from the HNQ?

Yes and no. As you can see from the timeline of this question, I was able to remove this very question from the Hot Network Questions (for science), even though 1) it wasn't hot at the moment 2) Meta ...
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16 votes
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Why do some close or reopen votes show in a timeline as invalidated instead of completed?

Because the review task was still ongoing when the question got either closed or reopened. Now that the action is already completed, there is no point in continuing the review process for it - so the ...
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All post history events are now incorrectly showing as edits in post histories and timelines

This bug seems to be much wider in scope, affecting actual site functionality, and not only display. Not only closing events are affected, but other events (locking, deleting, etc.) are also affected. ...
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Some posts from users who are not "new" users (e.g., one with over 620 answers & about 18,000 rep.) ending up in the First Posts queue

They were not being reviewed as first posts. They were being reviewed as audits. Certain posts are eligible to be automatically selected as "known good" tests that users in those queues need to pass ...
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14 votes
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"bumped by community user" is not attributed to Community in question's timeline

Community bump attribution has now been corrected, as part of the recent upgrade for post timelines.
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14 votes

Very hot network questions found

The underlying issue here has (hopefully) been fixed. Extra post history entries have been removed. The cause was a race condition on the hot network questions global cache: We cache Hot Network ...
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13 votes

New timeline view only shows *last* accept vote, no un-accepts

Yes: please change this. The lack of this information gets really annoying when there are nontrivial changes in the accepted answer. If you want an example of a question with such changes, this one is ...
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The timeline view for a question should include links to the answers

Long time coming for this one! We've just pushed a change that adds the "Added" verb to answers in the timeline, and it now links to the answer. Bonus feature: if you have permissions to see ...
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What is going on with this deleted answer?

Your sequence of events was correct thus far. The moderator did undelete the post manually (no idea why). However, there is an automated process that silently wipes out all answers on a deleted ...
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12 votes
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Why aren't tag edits and comments licensed as CC BY-SA 4.0 in post timelines?

The CC BY-SA license only covers content. Tags are (apparently) considered metadata. In the original implementation, they triggered a license change, but after the bug report, they no longer do (and I ...
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12 votes
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Review audits in post timeline

The point in keeping them is to see how often posts are being picked out as review audits and whether or not people are passing or failing the audits. Let's say someone complains that the audit is ...
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Remove diamonds in reviews done by moderators before becoming moderators

A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel ...
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11 votes
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Timeline should show user names associated with opening and closing

With the release of the new timeline, the closed and reopened events will now display the users who voted to close/reopen the question along with the final reason (for closures). Totally random ...
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  • 184k
11 votes
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Duplicate deletion (same time) in question timeline

This was caused by a race condition. Two users happened to cast a sixth spam flag on the post at exactly the same time, which caused the system to process all the resulting actions twice for the post ...
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11 votes
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Moderators can't open timeline of the particular question

A change went out that mistakenly prevented the Community user from being fetched from the DB. Since we assign flags and (occasionally) votes to the Community user in various cases (e.g. when a real ...
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10 votes
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Timeline buttons are yielding errors across the network

The issue has been fixed. Timelines are back.
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10 votes
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What does 'via Vote' mean in the timeline of a deleted post?

When you gain access to moderator tools, you gain the ability to vote to delete questions. This ability is extended to answers when you gain access to trusted user privileges. When you press the ...
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9 votes
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Is there any general way to obtain the review ID or review summary for a certain review job without the 10 k tools?

Links to all completed reviews of a post as well as a bunch of other handy information can now be accessed through the timeline view. Historical Information: In case someone reading this doesn’t know ...
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9 votes
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JS on timeline page is broken

Jeremy Banks wins: that hack was overzealously replacing commas everywhere, even inside scripts. It has been replaced with, hum, a more proper hack.
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After question is closed expose close votes distinguished by reason in the timeline page

This remains fairly trivial compared to the other requests for breaking out close reasons, as the information is already displayed in the timeline for moderators. In light of that, I would recommend ...
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9 votes
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Could links in edit summary be clickable?

While your suggestion seems reasonable, one problem is that edit summaries aren't editable by normal users. That could make it too easy for a bad actor to drop in spam, or links to porn, or other ...
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