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Jan S.
post May 16 2009, 23:58
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We have had a number of episodes where some member decides to delete all his posts by removing the content. This can often deface threads as there is now parts of the discussion missing and we end up having to spend a lot of time cleaning up.
To avoid this regular members can now only edit their posts in the first hour. Developers can still edit their own posts without restrictions.
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2E7AH
post May 18 2009, 18:34
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Maybe the regular user should have the option to modify his post with appending the edit data, while not being able to change the original post
The reason for asking this is that maybe sometimes regular user don't want to popup the topic in forum, just by editing minor or not so relevant thing

[edit] but still having the option to edit the post (like me right now)

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- Jan S.   New restriction: users cannot edit posts after 1 hour   May 16 2009, 23:58
- - 2E7AH   Maybe the regular user should have the option to m...   May 18 2009, 18:34
- - Jan S.   What you suggest is not possible with the forum so...   May 18 2009, 18:42
- - lvqcl   Does this restriction applies to upload forums? If...   May 18 2009, 21:32
- - Jan S.   Yes. No.   May 18 2009, 21:52
- - Alex B   I just stumbled on this restriction when I tried e...   May 20 2009, 11:13
- - carpman   I agree with Alex B, for slightly different reason...   May 20 2009, 16:44
- - Yirkha   We've also talked about another possibility re...   May 20 2009, 20:45
- - Axon   This does blow - I've wanted to do corrections...   May 21 2009, 03:09
- - Yirkha   Related quote from a random other thread:QUOTE (du...   Jun 5 2009, 21:19
|- - klonuo   Hm, I thought to post about this restriction, but ...   Nov 8 2010, 17:50
- - chrizoo   QUOTE (Jan S. @ May 16 2009, 23:58) We ha...   Feb 7 2010, 22:01
- - chrizoo   And why don't you just ban the offenders and u...   Feb 7 2010, 22:05
|- - greynol   QUOTE (chrizoo @ Feb 7 2010, 13:05) undel...   Feb 7 2010, 22:27
- - greynol   Creating threads where the original post will chan...   Feb 7 2010, 22:25
- - chrizoo   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 7 2010, 22:27) QUOTE...   Feb 7 2010, 22:38
|- - greynol   QUOTE (chrizoo @ Feb 7 2010, 13:38) see: ...   Feb 7 2010, 22:54
- - chrizoo   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 7 2010, 22:25) Creat...   Feb 7 2010, 22:45
|- - greynol   QUOTE (chrizoo @ Feb 7 2010, 13:45) But i...   Feb 7 2010, 22:51
- - tpijag   Exactly This is an anonymous, albeit, moderated d...   Feb 7 2010, 22:58
|- - chrizoo   QUOTE (tpijag @ Feb 7 2010, 22:58) What I...   Feb 7 2010, 23:33
- - chrizoo   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 7 2010, 22:51) QUOTE...   Feb 7 2010, 23:23
- - Akkurat   QUOTE [random OP and their executive summary] is a...   Feb 8 2010, 00:30
- - chrizoo   Akkurat, your points are valid and I agree with t...   Feb 8 2010, 00:39
|- - Akkurat   QUOTE (chrizoo @ Feb 8 2010, 01:39) your ...   Feb 8 2010, 05:32
|- - Jan S.   QUOTE (Akkurat @ Feb 8 2010, 05:32) and A...   Feb 8 2010, 13:39
- - Akkurat   QUOTE (Jan S. @ Feb 8 2010, 14:39) QUOTE ...   Feb 8 2010, 16:35
- - pdq   20% would be nearly 16,000 active members. That do...   Feb 8 2010, 16:53
- - Akkurat   I got about 13000 (20% of 65963), anyways, it soun...   Feb 8 2010, 17:13
- - Canar   For comparison (and contributing to the off-topicn...   Feb 8 2010, 17:35
- - pdq   Unless I am reading it wrong, the number of member...   Feb 8 2010, 18:33
- - 2Bdecided   The other defensive move (which I prefer over an e...   Feb 8 2010, 18:46
- - pdq   Unfortunately you don't know when a person is ...   Feb 8 2010, 19:21
- - greynol   Posting here is a privilege, not a right.   Nov 8 2010, 18:39
- - klonuo   Even in elite forum I would like to know that I ca...   Nov 8 2010, 18:53
- - greynol   People are encouraged to read stickies before post...   Nov 8 2010, 18:56
- - klonuo   Sticky in "Site Related Discussion" foru...   Nov 8 2010, 20:14
|- - Zarggg   QUOTE (klonuo @ Nov 8 2010, 14:14) After ...   Nov 10 2010, 21:22
|- - Soap   I love the feature. The is nothing more frustrati...   Nov 10 2010, 22:38
- - Akkurat   QUOTE history of changes can be tracked at adminis...   Nov 8 2010, 20:24
- - greynol   Your belief that a history of changes can be track...   Nov 8 2010, 20:28
- - klonuo   QUOTE wouldn't we see more complaints in that ...   Nov 8 2010, 20:29
- - ojdo   You probably don't see so much complaints beca...   Nov 8 2010, 21:25
- - greynol   Jan already said that this wasn't possible. T...   Nov 8 2010, 21:28


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