I like having my byte count history this way:

210 212 219

But there is some user that keep editing my answers to put it this way:

212 219 210

Citing @PhiNotPi "This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible."

What can I do to avoid these kind of edits, apart from posting my complaint here?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Out of curiosity, why do you prefer it? \$\endgroup\$
    – lirtosiast
    Feb 15, 2016 at 20:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ThomasKwa because the first number is the important one, all the rest is just there as a remainder \$\endgroup\$
    – edc65
    Feb 15, 2016 at 20:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Considering that most users now put bytes at the end of the header, it makes the most sense to have the final score at the end before the word. \$\endgroup\$
    – mbomb007
    May 22, 2017 at 21:36

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What can I do to avoid these kind of edits, apart from posting my complaint here?

Put them in the right order to begin with. ;)

I'm kidding, of course - you're free to put them in any order you like. If someone does that once or twice, I wouldn't worry about it and just reject/rollback the edit. If they insist on it, and either start a rollback war or keep doing it over many of your posts, flag one of them with a custom message to explain the issue and we (the mods) will have a look at it.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Am I imagining things, or does the leaderboard snippet require that the current count should be last? \$\endgroup\$
    – Neil
    Feb 15, 2016 at 8:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Neil It ignores numbers that are struck out, but if there are multiple numbers not inside <s></s> e.g. because of something like 23 + 21 = 44 bytes then the last such number is used. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 15, 2016 at 8:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks, I didn't know that. \$\endgroup\$
    – Neil
    Feb 15, 2016 at 8:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ On the PPCG design userscript it's leaderboard does tend to be confused when the byte count isn't last \$\endgroup\$
    – Downgoat
    Feb 15, 2016 at 17:24
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Downgoat time to improve the user script ;) \$\endgroup\$ Feb 15, 2016 at 17:27

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