# Why Are Modification Logs Misleading?

I noticed something odd going on. Two questions I found interesting on the front page list new modification (incidentally both by Abraham Ray). So of course I wanted to read what was edited.

Clicking the links, they lead me to the main pages of each question. So OK, that implies the modifications are in the OP. But when I look at the modification logs, neither of them has any modifications by Abraham Ray, not even reverted ones!

What's going on with the logs? It looks like a bug (incorrect display of what is the last modification), but maybe it's something else?

• What page is this screenshot from? Is it from the questions list, when viewing "active"? – Sdjz Feb 27 '19 at 10:17
• It's from just opening the rpg.stackexchange.com link, which indeed leads to the Active tab. (I have some of the common tags filtered out, so these questions are currently on the first page for me.) – vicky_molokh Feb 27 '19 at 10:20

• There is also a technical aspect here: the thing that snaps you to a particular location in the page is the # string in the URL, which is interpreted by browsers to go find the matching anchor in the page. If there is no match, the browser just keeps you on the top of the page. So when a deleted answer (or comment) isn’t on the page, there is nothing to jump to, and the browser just does nothing—which is the same behavior we have for going to the question. – KRyan Feb 28 '19 at 15:34