[Mageia-webteam] [Bug 1956] Can not edit posts in forum (after timeout)
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Wed Jun 29 13:33:16 CEST 2011
--- Comment #5 from Barry Jackson <zen25000 at zen.co.uk> 2011-06-29 13:33:17 CEST ---
As I see it, virtually all the discussion to date has been about politics and
very little about the logic behind this.
Over time, many forum posts become "standard works" on a particular subject and
are referenced repeatedly by different contributors. When this begins to happen
the author will often want to expand slightly on the original post and clarify
some points in response to user queries.
Any timeout precludes this.
Adding the same edited information elsewhere also makes any existing links to
the original post of less value.
I have placed scripts on forums in the past which I have improved over time by
editing the original and keeping a changelog in the script. I think this is
preferable to using a 3rd party pastebin, which I see as the only alternative.
Can we remove the time limit for six months and review then, as I feel that the
current situation will only drive away contributors.
@jkerr - well that seemed to end unresolved and the most sensible comments to
my eyes were:-
19:41:56 <obgr_seneca> I think it's always a good idea to be open in the
beginning and more restrictive if proven wrong
19:42:02 <wobo> it will be easy to explain a limitation to new users when you
have proof of the need for the limitation
19:42:02 <tmb> yeah, I really like to start with the assumption that the mageia
community knows how to behave
19:42:25 <obgr_seneca> if you are restrictive in the beginning you'll never
see, if it wouldn't work more openly as well
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