I've noticed that edits of other users performed on my own posts are not notified here on Italian.SE, despite this happening on other sites across the network.

Is this a site-specific choice?

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    I receive notifications on edits of my posts, but I'm not sure if I've always received it.
    – Charo Mod
    Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 17:29
  • @Charo I do not. I'm sure about this because I've had 3 edits on two of my posts today, one from DaG and two from you (thanks by the way). In other communities I always receive a notifications tough, and that's why I found this strange. It seems that somehow this something related to my account.
    – kos
    Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 17:39
  • Kos, why don't you try closing your account and then reopen it to see what happens? Commented Jul 15, 2015 at 22:55
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    @ElberichSchneider I didn't see your comment before, however I've managed to dig this out somehow (see the answer below). Thanks!
    – kos
    Commented Aug 13, 2015 at 0:15

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Yesterday I transposed the content of this question to Meta.SE as I've experienced the same thing there as well, making what I tought it was a localized issue something network-wide spread: post on Meta.SE.

Turns out, it's ; edits "not substantive enough" are simply not notified.

The exact thresholds (modifications to the post's body / modifications to the post's code) over which an edit is notified are community-dependent and not specified; here are the words of Sklivvz ♦ on the very original post:

In order to reduce noise sent to users, we only notify when "substantive" changes are happening on their posts.

There are a few rules in how "substantive" is defined, but typically one of these two should be enough to trigger a message:

  • the edit in the post body should be over a threshold
  • the edit in code sections should be over another threshold

The threshold varies from site to site.

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