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Implemented Set Time Limit For Post Edit

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by erich37, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    well, currently users are able to EDIT their post which might result into confusion when the specific text is being changed (e.g. 3 days after the original post).

    This might also get into bad behavior/cheating, etc. and other risks when people are able to completely change their content later on (maybe to something totally different in context or meaning).

    I would suggest of setting a Time-Limit as to which posts/comments are allowed being altered (e.g. 1 hour).
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  2. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    also, i would like an option that allows us to edit the first post indefinitely ... :)
  3. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Well-Known Member

    This feature is very important, because as you know is used by spammers (post and then edit the post after some days).
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I prefer to have unlimited editing time.

    So if it's implemented than I suspect it will be via an ACP setting.
  5. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I sure hope it is alterable for each site, at least. This should be in the admin cp, unless there is a reason not to have it.
  6. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Well-Known Member

    Of course ;)
  7. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    Currently it's either on/off but no way to input a time limit cutoff for users editing their posts.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I've merged your thread with the original suggestion Peter :)
  9. rjordan

    rjordan Member

    I certainly agree with this being needed. As was originally stated above, nothing like confusion caused by changing a post after a number of responses are referencing that one.

    I would like to expand this a bit, however. In addition to the time limit, perhaps an option that will not allow post edits after a reply is made. I think it could go hand-in-hand with this topic.
  10. Nasr

    Nasr Well-Known Member

    I'm curious as to the "Editing History" option as well. Will such a thing be implemented?
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  11. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    This really needs to be an ACP feature IMHO... as there is no way I could let users just have unlimited editing due to frantic rages that occur and then suddenly a thousand posts say *********** in them, completely destroying entire discussions. The other end, is that I can't let them have zero editing either, as due to the nature of my forum, there are rules about grammar for readability issues for those who have suffered trauma.
    dutchbb likes this.
  12. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    oh man, I nearly forgot about this thread......good that we have alerts....
  13. twollert

    twollert Active Member

    I agree, this is important!
  14. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I don't mind the editing, I would like to see an edited by xxxx and when.
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  15. Nasr

    Nasr Well-Known Member

    yes i think this is a must. It's critical to many communities. To keep track of who edited the post. Sometimes, admins will go and edit posts and that will cause issues.
  16. Diablotic

    Diablotic Active Member

    Time limit with an option to disable/enable in ACP would be perfect.
  17. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

  18. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    maybe you should have a log for admin to see what have been changed
    and under the post you should know when did he/she change the post
  19. Jamie

    Jamie Well-Known Member

    Just curious with this suggestion, I would like to hear from the developers on this one.

    Is this something that Kier and Mike will add or is there a reason to not have an edit time limit? Is this something that could be created as a mod until it's in the core?

  20. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    Jamie, thank you for remember.
    Time limit is a must!

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