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Moderator post editing optional reason

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Martok, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Following the fixing of the bug in this thread:


    I am assuming that if a moderator edits a post, there is no indication that it has been edited, unlike when a user edits their own posts?

    If this is the case, I'd like to propose an option where a moderator could include a reason for editing a post and when they do this the name of the moderator, the date and the reason are then all displayed at the bottom of the post in smaller text. If no reason is included then no indication of editing would be displayed.

    This is something that can be done in phpBB. I found it useful at times to let a user know why their post had been edited, whereas at other times there was no need to (such as correcting a post where BBcode tags hadn't been correctly used or a editing a URL because it was broken).

    Of course this can be done manually now by typing into the bottom of a post why it was edited, who edited it and when, then styling the text to a smaller size. I just thought it would be nice to have an option for this built-in that did most of this automatically.
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  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That bug wasn't about it showing when a moderator edits a post, but about approving a post cause an edit to record / appear. I can see the reason for a reason, but personally, I don't think it's that important for anyone but the post author, and their are plenty of other ways to give them one. (y)
  3. Kenson M

    Kenson M Active Member

    This would be nice, even for regular members to post why the edit was done. Liked.
  4. Joe Link

    Joe Link Well-Known Member

    For the purpose of transparency in moderation, we find sharing the reason with the rest of the members very useful.
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  5. semprot

    semprot Active Member

    It is important for moderation transparency. You have my like :)
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  6. zastavra

    zastavra Formally Stevez

    This is a function that I miss since vB. A must have one.
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  7. Ludachris

    Ludachris Well-Known Member

    I'm bummed this hasn't been implemented yet. If you're editing a post from 3 years ago you can't really post a reply to the thread with a reason and expect people to see it. And editing the post as a moderator and injecting some text just seems confusing to the people reading it. They don't always understand that someone other than the author wrote some of that text. I'd say a "reason edited" would go nicely right where it says "edited by" in the post.
    Joe Link and semprot like this.
  8. giorgino

    giorgino Well-Known Member


    and alert the user of course
  9. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Please like the first post. Adding a post with +1 will not count when devs look at the popularity of a suggestion.
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  10. giorgino

    giorgino Well-Known Member

    Done ;)
  11. rwm1962

    rwm1962 Active Member

    Liked. Missing this big time. We have it for thread moves etc why not for simple edits? We had the option to send message to member by email, conversation or both & to show or not the reason for edit on the post with our old platform.
  12. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    In XenForo 1.5 you can notify the author of a post/profile post of your reason for editing.

    XF 1.5 - Welcome to XenForo 1.5 / Assorted Improvements

    However, this is an alert that will only go to the post author, it won't appear in the post itself.
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  13. rwm1962

    rwm1962 Active Member

    Thanks for the heads-up on that Martok. Hopefully we'll be able to run on that version once it's on public release & our add-ons tested.

    That's much better even if no option to show message below post.
  14. darkyudha

    darkyudha New Member

    How about xenforo 1.4?
  15. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

  16. Nuno

    Nuno Active Member


    Please .... this is a "must have". Give us this feature for 1.5 :p
  17. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    It won't come in 1.5 as that's now feature-locked. Maybe we'll see it in 2.0.

    Please like the first post to show you agree with this suggestion, it's one of the factors that the devs take into consideration.
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  18. ses

    ses Member

  19. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Please like the first post if you agree with this suggestion.
  20. Sperber

    Sperber Active Member

    KĀ“plah, Martok.

    Are there any good news in the meantime, that this will be included in xf before 2.0 as it seems to be still a long, long way to go.

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