# Avoid useless edit about byte count

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?

• Out of curiosity, why do you prefer it? Feb 15 '16 at 20:21
• @ThomasKwa because the first number is the important one, all the rest is just there as a remainder Feb 15 '16 at 20:38
• 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. May 22 '17 at 21:36

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.

• Am I imagining things, or does the leaderboard snippet require that the current count should be last?
– Neil
Feb 15 '16 at 8:52
• @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. Feb 15 '16 at 8:53
• Thanks, I didn't know that.
– Neil
Feb 15 '16 at 8:55
• On the PPCG design userscript it's leaderboard does tend to be confused when the byte count isn't last Feb 15 '16 at 17:24
• @Downgoat time to improve the user script ;) Feb 15 '16 at 17:27