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The past weeks I've noticed that some monks are changing their reply nodes without acknowledging that they made significant changes. Sometimes this doesn't matter. Sometimes it just makes monks replying to such a node look foolish. In any case, it reminds me of cheating.

It's probably impossible to show the "last updated" state of a node, because the database isn't keeping it. I know such a "last updated" feature has been more or less discussed over the years (e.g. Knowing when nodes are updated and (crazyinsomniac) Re: Node updates).

It's a shame that you can't know when a node was last changed (as compared to when it was created), because it could expose those monks "guilty" of these acts.

So, unless you're just fixing a typo, please acknowledge that you made a change to a node when you make a change to a node. It's a little more work, but it shows the process of the building of the contents of the node, which can be a valuable learning experience by itself for yourself as well as any other monk reading your contribution.

Liz


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