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Implemented It would be fantastic if we could edit personal conversation posts :)

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Dean, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    This would be a *huge* time savor for me (and probably many others).

    If it is at all possible, could we be able to edit personal conversation posts? That would be fantastic. :)
  2. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    And delete too, actually.
  3. Derek Ivey

    Derek Ivey Member

    Wow I just noticed this wasn't a feature. This definitely should be added.
  4. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    No, you can't edit/delete what's in *my* inbox. Once you've sent it to me, it's mine and it's out of your hands. :)
    James likes this.
  5. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Thinking about it from your point of view Enigma i see your point. It's like an email, after you've sent it that's it.
  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Why should it be any different than a private thread?

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  7. Freddie

    Freddie Active Member

    I believe that being able to edit the contents of a private conversation is something that everyone in the conversation is going to have to agree too.
  8. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Same here, or not be able to edit it, just post an update to the previous message that contains an error. It's like google buzz :)
  9. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    I would like the ability to edit, as long as it is made clear that the message was edited. I almost always find myself posting something without proofreading it and then going back immediately and fixing a typo, or adding another detail, etc. :)
  10. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    I actually think this has a priority between 8 and 10 :)
  11. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Is that on a scale of 10 being the last important or 10 being the most important? :p
    Vincent likes this.
  12. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    10 = Highest :)

    EDIT: Why am I even responding to this? :p
  13. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    XenForo makes you want to respond to things through subliminal messaging. ;)

    I don't think it's that important though... there's a lot more things that need to be done first. This is pretty minor I think, but it wouldn't surprise me to see it in the XF beta.
  14. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Yeah, true.

    But I don't think it's the hardest thing to implent in the code right now.
    Anyhow, we'll see what the future brings ;)
  15. James

    James Well-Known Member

    My thoughts exactly.

    I'm in two minds about this... a delete button to delete posts from the conversation is suitable (otherwise we've got a bunch of conversations and no way to delete them and what if we've got spammers?) and an edit button I would only agree to if the old message was clearly seen in the message, something like:
  16. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    Personally, I wouldn't want people to be able to edit their personal messages after I've read them. It's like being able to delete your email from someones email account :p
    Vincent likes this.
  17. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Maybe there could be a handshake method where all participants have to mark the post(s) as deleted before it's deleted? Or perhaps (considering it's a conversation) when you delete a message it deletes it from your conversation only and not the whole conversation (similar to the 'Hide' button on the news feed).
  18. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    That's not what's meant.

    I'd do like in PHPBB3, that you can edit the message until it is read.
  19. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    I agree. This should be very low on the to-do list. :)
    Yeah, this is the best solution. Allow editing freely until they read the message. After that, no more editing. :)
  20. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    There are clearly 2 schools of thought on this
    1. viewing it as a thread only 2 people can see, and posts in that thread could be edited under whatever limits the admin setup
    2. you sent it to me, I own it forever and ever, and only I will decide what becomes of it.
    Everything else aside, #2 takes a who lot longer for me to deal with because messages need to be 'perfect', as opposed to being able to make an edit 2 seconds later.

    I am getting the distinct impression #1 will be the way xf will be shipped to avoid some issues/controversy. At least I would ship it that way just to avoid some headaches. Then presumably people will be able to change/mod the editing on their own sites.

    At this point I would like to keep the base code as simple as possible.

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