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silentlooker
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[request] Request revision history

I would like to request that we be able to see revision history of an edit. That way when someone edits their post after we read it we can actually see what was edited.



fatness
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Re: Request revision history

Don't confuse me with an expert about the site database, but I don't think that information is even stored.
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silentlooker
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said by fatness:

Don't confuse me with an expert about the site database, but I don't think that information is even stored.

I understand, can we get reply from Justine or someone that knows for sure if this is even possible to do?


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said by silentlooker:

said by fatness:

Don't confuse me with an expert about the site database, but I don't think that information is even stored.

I understand, can we get reply from Justine or someone that knows for sure if this is even possible to do?

"Justine"? ...did something, er, happen?
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cabana
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reply to silentlooker

I am not an expert but I play one on TV

We do not store that information.

Some people as a courtesy will say something like "Edited: to take out grammar error ... or ... removed xyz" ... but that is up to the poster.

Most people would prefer you not see what was edited out ... as usually they had second thoughts about a post and decided ... maybe it was better not to post xyz...



fatness
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reply to silentlooker

Doesn't your suggestion kind of take away the ability for people to edit their posts? If whatever they edit out is still visible, what good is an edit?

How would this suggestion be useful or helpful?
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said by fatness:

Doesn't your suggestion kind of take away the ability for people to edit their posts? If whatever they edit out is still visible, what good is an edit?

How would this suggestion be useful or helpful?

Yeah, darn right.

Object to the user's idea until they can explain that.
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silentlooker
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reply to fatness

said by fatness:

Doesn't your suggestion kind of take away the ability for people to edit their posts? If whatever they edit out is still visible, what good is an edit?

How would this suggestion be useful or helpful?

If i read your post at 12 and then you edit it at 1, I would like to know what was changed. Edit is designed to change what is on the screen but once free edit expires there should be a way for other people to see what was edited out/in etc.


fatness
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You haven't explained how it would be useful or helpful. You've just said you'd like to see what was edited out.
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silentlooker
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said by fatness:

You haven't explained how it would be useful or helpful. You've just said you'd like to see what was edited out.

It would be helpful/ useful to see what change. The only other way would be to read everything again. If it's 1 or 2 lines that is fine. But if it's big paragraph or more it would be easier to see what was changed insteasd of having to reread everything again.


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reply to silentlooker

 

On VBB sites the editing history is kept,the starter of a thread is only able to see THIER EDITS however.......