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What do I do to see the timeline of events that happened on a question or an answer? The events include votes, comments, revisions, closures, deletions, reopens, and undeletes.

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  • $\begingroup$ This seems to have been first announced at meta.stackexchange.com/q/36303/177408 $\endgroup$ – Joel Reyes Noche Apr 7 '18 at 7:08
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    $\begingroup$ The method described below also works to get to the "revisions" of a question. Often there is no need for this, as once there was an edit there is a link in the middle of the post, but if there were closure-reopens or tag-only edits it can be interesting. $\endgroup$ – quid Apr 7 '18 at 8:21
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First, find the post's id number. If you're interested in a question you are viewing, then the post's id number is the number after the text /questions/ in the URL. If you're interested in an answer, then click on the link share at the bottom left of the answer then look at the URL that appears. The post id number of the answer is the number after the text /a/.

Then, enter the URL: https://{site}.stackexchange.com/posts/{id}/timeline, where {site} depends on the site and {id} is the post's id number.

For example, the URL for the question above is https://matheducators.meta.stackexchange.com/posts/572/timeline and the URL for this answer is https://matheducators.meta.stackexchange.com/posts/573/timeline.

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  • $\begingroup$ This technique doesn't seem to work if the post has been deleted and you don't have enough reputation to view deleted posts. $\endgroup$ – Joel Reyes Noche Apr 7 '18 at 7:11
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there's an app for this. i used to have it on chrome a few weeks to moths ago but uninstalled it.

i think one of these:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stack-overflow-timeline/omclkfdjappannhpjjngnnppfmidlbbh?hl=en

https://stackapps.com/questions/4148/view-post-timeline

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sidebaroverflow/lhieihmjhlbhpjkamdjfjldcapnmhddp?hl=en

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you for this. I don't use Chrome, so I wasn't able to test your first and third link. But the second link seems useful. $\endgroup$ – Joel Reyes Noche May 1 '18 at 10:41
  • $\begingroup$ @JoelReyesNoche LOL $\endgroup$ – BCLC May 1 '18 at 10:52

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