option to filter out large edits in the changelog
even in a small towns, the edit history, at least in germany towns a full of bot edits somewhere far away
Kai Krueger commented
There are some attempts to fixing this. E.g. http://matt.dev.openstreetmap.org/owl_viewer/ which do a much better job at determining which edits actually affect an area. But it probably still needs some more work until it is ready for inclusion.