How can I compare arbitrary revisions of a post?

Revision history is useful.

It’s nice to be able to see the diff between any 2 adjacent revisions (revs 3 and 4, or revs 8 and 9), but this is really insufficient when a post has been changed substantially over time, or if someone makes a bunch of small changes saving each as they go, especially if they multiply revise those changes.

I very much need to be able to see the diff between, for instance, rev 3 (which I produced) and rev 9 (which is the current, having been changed by multiple edits by one or more colleagues) … because it doesn’t matter who made what changes, nor when (especially if later intervening edits undid some earlier edits); it only matters that I can see what now differs from when I last touched the post.

There is no way to do this at the current time.

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That’s exceedingly disappointing. Might it be on a roadmap somewhere?

It is not on any roadmap at the moment. I don’t think it would be super difficult to do, so there are some options:

  1. sponsor the feature by proposing a goal and budget in #marketplace
  2. work on building the feature and submitting a PR yourself
  3. sponsor the feature with a business or enterprise class hosting subscription at discourse.org/buy
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