Forum improvement request

Last post 09:35 pm August 5, 2021
by Daniel Wilhite
3 replies
09:22 pm August 4, 2021

I don't know any other way to do this so I'll follow others leads and post it. 

I would really like to have the ability to edit/update a post I have made.  I don't know about others but there have been many times that I will go back and reread a post I recently made to see a typo or omission of a valuable word but have no way to correct it other than making an additional post.  Edit capability would be nice.  To be clear I am only asking for edit, not copy, delete or any other capabilities.  

03:01 pm August 5, 2021

This has been requested many times before, along with a myriad of other proposed improvements. 

09:27 pm August 5, 2021

I have a question in return. Once you update or edit a post that you made, how does that impact those who commented/change history?  For example, you ask a question and people respond and then you change the question, others look like they are not correct, answering something incorrectly or could even look foolish. 

How do you propose such issues being handled?

For typos, etc. you can contact to help you.

09:35 pm August 5, 2021

Fair point.  Maybe put a time limit on when you can update?  Or make it clear that the post has been edited, possibly by showing the edits inline.  That way anyone would know whether I corrected a typo, added a missing word, or drastically changed my post. 

This is a situation that any forum of this kind has to face.  I realize there is no great answer to the question. It was, just like anything else I have ever posted here, my opinion.  

Thanks for taking the time to state what you did. It does lend perspective to how views these posts.  And adds confidence in the moderation to be fair.