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7 revisions (so far) and nothing has been added or removed.

What's happening there?

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    Having spent the last 5 hours poring through FAQs and posts about when to upvote and downvote (who'd have believed there was so much complexity to these voting functions!), I find it puzzling that this question doesn't have any up votes. I've upvoted it because, as a relatively new member of the ELU community, I found both the question and the answer gave me a useful insight into how revisions work (and their potential pitfalls), and I suspect it might be a useful resource for others as well. May 20, 2016 at 2:48
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    @Chappo Thank you. There will always be some random downvotes, even on useful posts. I will just have to accept that without question.
    – NVZ Mod
    May 20, 2016 at 4:02

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Nothing has been revised.

It started from my misunderstanding.

  1. @surlawda commented to the answer, "I accidentally hit the "edit" button, but made no changes."

  2. I thought @surlawda could roll it back to the original post so that it would not show the editor's username. Sorry that it was my misunderstanding and bad advice. Now I understand only the OP could roll it back. I left this comment. "Hi, Surlawda. So sorry, I didn't know you couldn't roll it back. I think only Steve Cooper could have rolled it back. Anyway, I learned one thing. I am tempted to ask a question about this on Meta. Let me think about it."

  3. I think @ab2 wanted to help with the roll-back which seems to have resulted in no change except that it changed the editor's username.

  • Yes, I misunderstood Rathony's advice to Surlawda and thought it would be easy to fix. I should have stayed out of it.
    – ab2
    May 17, 2016 at 19:22
  • @ab2 I should have stayed out of it, too. :-)
    – user140086
    May 18, 2016 at 2:04

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