Separate permission to edit silently

Martok

Well-known member
Currently if a moderator is has the permission to edit anyone's post, they also have the ability to edit silently and clear the last edit information.

I would like to suggest that an additional permission is added to grant this capability.

This would allow forum owners to set a policy whereby moderators can edit anyone's post but it always shows that they has been edited. With the silent/clear capability, moderators can hide any editing that they do, even if it's not policy on a forum. Yes, anything they do is in the moderator logs but by having this as an extra permission, it would save administrators from having to check the logs for silent edits.
 

Liam W

Well-known member
This could be quite an issue if a moderator were to go and delete all edit history data.

Agree fully.
 

CountRock

Member
I agree, separate permissions should be there for both options based on their groups.

Feature still missing in 1.3
 

RichardKYA

Well-known member
@Martok

You could always do this in the helper_edit_silent template

Code:
<xen:if is="{xen:helper ismemberof, $visitor, 3,4}"> <---------JUST ADD YOUR MOD GROUPS HERE
<dl class="ctrlUnit {$extraClasses}">
   <dt></dt>
   <dd><ul>
     <li><label><input type="checkbox" name="silent" value="1" id="ctrl_silent" class="Disabler" checked {xen:checked $silentEdit} /> {xen:phrase edit_silently}</label>
       <p class="explain">{xen:phrase if_selected_no_last_edited_note_will_be_added_for_this_edit}</p>
       <ul id="ctrl_silent_Disabler">
         <li><label><input type="checkbox" name="clear_edit" value="1" {xen:checked $clearEdit} /> {xen:phrase clear_last_edit_information}</label>
           <p class="explain">{xen:phrase if_selected_any_existing_last_edited_note_will_be_removed}</p>
         </li>
       </ul>
     </li>
   </ul></dd>
</dl>
</xen:if>
Then you can just add each mod group that has the permission to edit silently.
 

mbino

Member
Thanks, that works! But it would be good to see it as a feature in the future. I now need to make sure it stays there after every update.
 

rickhz

Active member
I see this still hasn't been addressed in 1.5.

How can e-commerce be done legitimately when members can alter their sale posts with no one noticing?

I did incorporate the hack, but permissions for this should definitely be part of the core system.
 

Martok

Well-known member
Any chance of this being addressed (our mods would love to have silent editing always enabled)?
That's not what this suggestion is.

Currently if a moderator is has the permission to edit anyone's post, they also have the ability to edit silently and clear the last edit information.

I would like to suggest that an additional permission is added to grant this capability.
 
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Sim

Well-known member
I've had issues recently with some of my moderators who feel intimidated by some of our more vocal/aggressive members and have resorted to using the Edit Silently feature to hide the fact that edits have been made.

I will be educating them that this is not necessary - since it doesn't actually show who made the edits, and I'd rather have it clear that an edit was made.

It's quite important that this suggestion be implemented - we need to have control over who can use this feature.
 
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