From this feedback.
I suggest adding a background color option that is actually just the CSS "opacity: 0.4" (or similar).
This would help us to be able to retain some information in view, but whilst making it easier to ignore. e.g. my own edits, or bot edits, or log actions. Here's a screenshot showing log actions manually given opacity:0.4.
It could be indicated as a checkerboard "transparency" pattern, in the selection menu.