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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] 'Close Post' (Agains editing)

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

  1. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    I think there should be an option (for Moderators and Admins) to 'Close a Post', which means that the author of that post isn't able to edit or delete it anymore.

    You'll know the situation, someone said something embarrassing, and you don't want it to be deleted :)

    - Vincent
     
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Nice little function though this'd probably be more suited as an add-on rather than an integration!
     
  3. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Agreed.
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This is standard functionality in phpBB, otherwise known as "lock post for editing".

    This is invaluable for moderators and I would hope it's standard here.
     
  5. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Can you provide a scenario where it'd be useful? I can't imagine wanting to stop a post from being edited... unless it was to preserve something, or to prevent someone from editing their post before a moderator issues action against them (but that's what quoting posts is for).
     
  6. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Well, I moderate at a forum called 'AMXBans.de', it's a half life ban system with a web interface. (I'm not trying to get people there, else you won't know what it's about)

    I am in charge of Translations there. When a translator posted a thread with all the lines, I closed it, I did this with all posts he made, to be sure I had backups of all versions, and to be sure he didn't just update the thread without me knowing it.

    That's something it's useful for, I'm sure there are more examples.
     
  7. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Interesting
     
  8. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Nice example. I would probably use this once in a blue moon.. as would a lot of people. I feel this'd be better as a modification perhaps created by Kier/Mike themselves.
     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    On my forum moderators sometimes post on posts to explain an edit they've made (e.g. editing out swear words), rather than making a new post.

    Locking the post afterwards stops the original author from editing the mod edit.
     
  10. James

    James Well-Known Member

    But then it stops the original author from editing/updating it also.
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes it does.

    Why is that a problem?
     
  12. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Well if you're offering users the option to edit their post, then stopping them editing it to update it (new content maybe?), it's simply revoking that feature IMO.

    I do like the idea of it, don't get me wrong, it's just something I'm trying to imagine in my own personal use :p
     
  13. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Most forums have a time limit on editing of posts anyways, so I don't see the big deal.
     
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well if a mod had to edit their post in the first place due to breaching the site rules then it's safe to assume they weren't going to do it themselves.

    Tough!
     
  15. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    If a post contained something that required removal by a moderator, the right to further edit the post should be revoked.
     
  16. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Exactly! :p
     
  17. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I get the points (and agree with them). I'm just not sure if it'd be used enough to be implemented by default.
     
  18. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    It can be one of those 'Implanted by default, but not 'on' as default' thingees.
     
  19. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Yeah. You could effectively say that for anything suggested though... then it takes 6-7 hours to download the full software because of the on/off switches ;)

    I do like the idea though.
     
  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It should be fairly simple to implement that in code.
    Mod's can lock threads after all so locking a single post shouldn't be too difficult and is IMO an important moderating tool.
     

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