I want to access the Revisions of a question to see when it became a Hot Network Question, but because it has not been edited, there is no "edited Month 00 '00 at 00:00" that I can click.

How can I open the "Revisions" of a question when it has never been edited?

enter image description here

3 Answers 3


You don't need to. If you click on the "clock rewinding (?)" button under the favourite button, you'll be taken to the post's timeline page, which shows, among other things, when a post first became a hot network question.

  • Oh, that is new. Didn't saw it.
    – Lemon
    Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 23:12
  • Indeed, it was added just recently. Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 23:13

Not as convenient, but another alternative is manually go to the URL. This technically takes you to the Revisions page as you asked, and not the Timeline (both contain similar information though):

  1. Take the post ID from the URL (outlined in red below)

Post URL

  1. Type in your address bar https://gaming.stackexchange.com/posts/{postId}/revisions and it should take you to the page regardless if any actual "edit" history has occurred.

You can install the Stack Overflow Extras (SOX) user script. One of its features is:

Add timeline and revision links to the bottom of each post for quick access to them

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .