Editing posts

Jamon wrote on 8/24/2016, 3:30 PM

There is an edit button for replies, but not the original post. How does one edit or delete their topic post?

Also, there isn't the same BBCode type of support the previous one had, so text with a link like [url=http://example.com/] converts the URL to a hyperlink but also displays [url=].

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Hey, new topics have an edit button. Why not old ones?

 

Test.

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Chienworks wrote on 8/24/2016, 3:44 PM

This forum software probably simply converts URLs to be clickable without any additional code. Let's try it ... http://www.reallyuglyplaid.com/ ... Yep, it works!

 

Jamon wrote on 8/24/2016, 4:15 PM

The edit button is gone. Looks like they're only allowing editing for a brief period. I don't like that. It doesn't work if someone wants to use the original post like an article that they edit as time goes on. For example, a bug list, or tutorial, or list of links. This is too rigid how it considers the only use is questions and answers. The other one was more free form where people could use it for casual conversation, or tutorials, or questions. That's fine if they want to change it to be what they want, but then I should be able to change my previous posts or delete them if it doesn't fit with the new template. Also, this textarea isn't a native one, and the web browser's spellcheck doesn't work, so tis easeir to write speling mistakes.

Former user wrote on 8/24/2016, 4:21 PM

The edit button is gone. Looks like they're only allowing editing for a brief period. I don't like that.

I can still edit my posts. The first one I made 24 hours ago still has the edit icon next to it. In fact, I just checked and I can still edit my older posts from the SCS fourms.

set wrote on 8/24/2016, 6:16 PM

hmmm, not to me...., probably similar to Jamon's...

I'm able to edit my comments including those from SCS forums, there's a red icon on the right over my comments, but NOT on the first topic or first post I wrote. Probably a bug?

Jamon wrote on 8/24/2016, 8:32 PM

Yes, I see the red Edit button with pencil icon next to the comments too, just not the first topic post. It appears on the topic post for minutes after you've posted, then it disappears. I'm assuming they imagined it would be good to prevent people from being able to change what others then comment on. Like if someone posts, "I love Vegas!", and everyone comments, "So do I!" "It's the best!", and then they change the topic post to say, "I love Adobe Premiere!". But that's why it's too rigid. Sometimes someone will post a tutorial or article, where they want to revise it, or add to it. Then the "Tag as solution" doesn't make sense either. But as I said, if they want to transform what was a casual community into a customer support question and answer place, that's fine, just let me edit and delete my previous posts that don't fit that.

set wrote on 8/24/2016, 8:50 PM

Keeping an edit history can prevent that type of 'Love Vegas change to Love Premiere' topic (that kind of topic is really 'Looking for trouble :D'), like the Facebook post, where you can see the edit history...

Hopefully this is just a bug... call @MathiasH...

NickHope wrote on 8/25/2016, 12:09 AM

Sometimes someone will post a tutorial or article, where they want to revise it, or add to it.

I do this a lot, sometimes over a course of years, so I dislike this new restriction. One clumsy solution for such posts would be to have a nearly empty initial post that says "See first comment for my findings about XXX", then put all the content in that first comment, where it can be edited later. Not ideal! Perhaps users could reach a level of trust by longevity, number of posts, number of thanks etc., after which they are given permission to edit original posts.

Jamon wrote on 9/6/2016, 7:37 PM

Resolved.