The Community user edited the question Does "spot inspection" make sense?:

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However, the question itself has no edit trail:

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My question is: what did the Community user edit, and where is the edit trail?


  1. I understand that the Community user isn't a real user, but they should still leave an audit trail when an edit is claimed.
  2. The edit claimed by the system was done months after the question was asked, so it wasn't a 'recent post' masking of the editing, even if such were possible for a Community edit.
  3. It wasn't an edit of the answer - there's only one answer to the 'spot inspection' question (disclaimer: I supplied the answer), but the answer wasn't edited either.
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    Why do you think there was an edit? It might have been just the bumping mechanism.
    – Helmar
    Nov 20, 2016 at 15:42
  • @Helmar Because it said on the main page, "modified 12 mins ago Community ..." (emphasis mine - cf first picture above). I took modified to mean edited.
    – Lawrence
    Nov 20, 2016 at 15:47
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    If I'm not mistaken the community bump counts as modification. If there is an edit trail those bumps are in there. The bump itself however does not enable us to see that trail.
    – Helmar
    Nov 20, 2016 at 15:57
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    After a little digging, I found this gem about how to access public timelines (see tchrist's answer) and other easter eggs - List of unlinked pages on Stack Exchange sites. (Unlinked used in the sense of undocumented.)
    – Lawrence
    Nov 20, 2016 at 22:57
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    @Lawrence neat find. :)
    – Helmar
    Nov 21, 2016 at 16:04

1 Answer 1


There was no edit. Our beloved Communibot has bumped the post as shown here in the public timeline for that post:

public timeline

  • That is a neat feature, did not know that.
    – Helmar
    Nov 20, 2016 at 17:05

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