Any news regarding this? Any other ideas?
I doubt this would create too much noice. I think people edit posts in two ways
- Right after posting to correct typos and such.
- After a while to add something or to change the post in a substantial way
For (1) we have the ninja edit window. It’s unlikely, that you would get other than very occasional notifications caused by these edits.
For (2) you would probably like to get a notification. After all, you’re subscribed to the topic. I can’t think of a better way to implement this than to use what we have already (the grey notification).
I think the notifications and real time updates are one of the best features of Discourse. We use edits quite a lot in our forum. As I said, not getting notifications also makes wiki-posts quite unusable for all. It’s even encouraged to edit the posts in new user education:
Rather than many sequential replies to a topic, please consider a single reply that includes quotes or @name references to previous posts.
You can edit your previous reply to add a quote by highlighting text and selecting the quote reply button that appears.
It’s easier for everyone to read topics that have fewer in-depth replies versus lots of small, individual replies.