However, I figured this time I would start a general discussion on it.
Anyway, I now agree that viewing the edit history should be a thing only staff members can do, but I think that the last edited by notes could be improved.
Currently, it's one of these two:
- Last edited: [Date] / [Time]
- Last edited by a moderator: [Date] / [Time]
Personally, I think those should be combined into one thing that says this:
- Last edited by [User]: [Date] / [Time]
In the present state, there is no way to tell who edited the message, so if you have a question, you're left in the dark as to who to contact. You could contact a random staff member, but if it's not their section, what if they don't know the answer?
As an example, there are two forums: Games and Technology. Games in managed by Moderator A and Technology is managed by Moderator B. Moderator A knows only about games, but Moderator B knows about both games and technology. If a post by User A is edited by Moderator B in Technology because there was, say, broken BB code, all the note would say is "Last edited by a moderator." User A, not knowing who edited the message, randomly contacts Moderator A, who knows nothing about Technology. Moderator A informs User A that they're forwarding the message to Moderator B and to wait for Moderator B to respond, but had there been "Last edited by Moderator B," the extra steps of Moderator A forwarding the message to Moderator B and then waiting for Moderator B to respond could have been avoided.
What do you guys think? Do you agree or disagree with me?