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Implemented Post Edit History

Erik

Well-known member
#1
This may have been posted already (I can't believe it hasn't), but I tried searching and I couldn't find anything, so here goes...

Currently, if you edit a post, there's no indication that the post was edited. I thought it just updated the post date/time, but I just tested it and it doesn't appear to do anything at all (post date/time stays as original).

It would be really nice if there was a "edited by [name] x minutes ago..." in addition to the original posting date, à la vBulletin and others.

I feel that this is a crucial feature to avoid confusing or malicious/nefarious edits. :)
 

Shamil

Well-known member
#2
Hi, I think it can be useful for administrative and moderating purposes for users to provide a reason as to why a post was edited. The reason doesn't have to be made public, only available to certain usergroups.
 
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Floris

Guest
#5
There are some 'admin' tools at the top in the bar, where the login dropdown is .. look for Kier's iPhone screenshot :)
 

Enigma

Well-known member
#6
Hi, I think it can be useful for administrative and moderating purposes for users to provide a reason as to why a post was edited. The reason doesn't have to be made public, only available to certain usergroups.
This and wiki-like edit history would be very useful.
 
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Floris

Guest
#7
We have no idea how this looks to the staff, but it's possible that mods can see this, but not users.
 

Trombones13

Well-known member
#12
Apologies if this has been discussed before--"by" is too short to search for, leaving me with just "edited," which gets a whole bunch of unrelated results. :p

Anyway, I'd like to suggest having an "edited by" notice (similar to vB) so it's easy to tell when posts are edited (and by whom). I like being able to tell when staff edits posts, and there currently doesn't seem to be a way that that's noted on edited posts.

Thanks for reading. :)
 

Dean

Well-known member
#18
It's really nice not having the "Edited By" message being posted here. I my forum I have disabled also. I understand some like the feature, but I sure don't.
Can you as the admin see that information?

I have found on some forums people type all sorts of information in for the 'reason for edit', it almost becomes a secondary communications channel.
 

AndyB

Well-known member
#20
Can you as the admin see that information?

I have found on some forums people type all sorts of information in for the 'reason for edit', it almost becomes a secondary communications channel.
No I've completely disabled the Edited By function on my forum. I don't want member wasting their time explaining why they edited their post.