Related upstream task: https://secure.phabricator.com/T12963 ("Aggregate similar stories in Feed, Notifications and Timelines")
This post is about updates that appear in the middle of the thread, for example:
Johnywhy renamed this task from Request: Allow passing a MediaWiki parameter in the internal link syntax to Request: Allow passing MediaWiki parameters in the internal link syntax. Sat, May 26, 10:30 PM
Johnywhy updated the task description. (Show Details)
I often revise and improve my posts.
Would you please prepare task description changes locally and once done add them here in one edit, to not create gazillions of "Johnywhy updated the task description. (Show Details)" entries which make the discussion in this task harder to read because of all the required scrolling?"
But it's not practical to draft my changes offline, because I always want the public version to be the latest and greatest.
These status updates are INCREDIBLY ANNOYING, serve no great function relative how much they interrupt the thread, and make the thread harder to read. Actual comments get buried in the status updates.
If the purpose is to indicate to reader “did this post change since the last time i viewed the page”, that could be communicated with a simple visual flag. In addition, the timestamp of the last edit could be displayed, with a link to switch to (or expand) the full history. In other words, the same method on Phabricator's own discussion forum:
In the meantime, people can hide those updates by adding the following to your own phabricator css:
I use a google chrome browser extension to apply CSS to phabricator.