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editing of post title

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by swatme, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. swatme

    swatme Well-Known Member


    how can a registered member edit the title of this own post after it has been submitted?
    theres no title when you click the edit

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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    They can't.

    Only moderators can edit thread titles.
  3. swatme

    swatme Well-Known Member

    most often members, after submitting members
    change the thread title to make it thread more clearer/concise...

    maybe next version have an option/permissions
    for users if they can edit the thread title.

    any reason why its not implemented here on xf?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The feature isn't available, it hasn't been developed.
  5. swatme

    swatme Well-Known Member

    oh i see i thought, its for other purposes like "just to be different" :)
  6. markku

    markku Well-Known Member

    This feature is most essential, some tend to make typos or such in titles and they notice it immediately after posting the discussion...

    There should be an option:
    a) members can't edit titles at all
    b) members can edit titles but only for xx minutes after the discussion has been created
    c) members can edit titles indefinitely

    Maybe even make this feature available in the permission sets.

    Hopefully we'll see this asap.
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  7. masterchief

    masterchief Well-Known Member

    I would leave that up to moderators and admins only.... personal preference.
  8. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Agreed. With the furl structure, it would be a bit confusing to have links around the internet to a thread, and then change the name of the thread. Of course having a time limit to edit thread titles would address that. Without furls, there is a total disconnect. Definitely something that would be handled differently on a per forum basis.
  9. Ryan Kent

    Ryan Kent Well-Known Member

    True, but as a forum owner, I would prefer to have the choice, as opposed to being forced into this decision. It is my understanding links will still work based on the thread id, even if the name is changed.
  10. masterchief

    masterchief Well-Known Member

    wholeheartedly agree... forum owner decision. It is not my decision however, as I review and make changes as I see fit...
  11. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Yes, having that settable by the admin would be preferable. Just wanted to point out some of the things involved.
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Option B is the best option.
    I think this missing feature in xenforo should be on the priority list.
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  13. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    A lot of sites have constantly updating values in the thread titles, for example addon version numbers and last update dates could be displayed in thread titles.

    I consider this a major deficiency in vBulletin sites that have it disabled and in all XenForo sites.

    One way of addressing constant URL changes, would be to flag the thread after x changes within x days, causing it to use just the thread ID in the URL.
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