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RE: Deprecating Multiple Posts

by nuance (Hermit)
on Aug 11, 2000 at 13:34 UTC ( #27484=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Deprecating Multiple Posts

Absolutely brilliant idea, get them to edit their question. Oh! you can't edit questions :-(. Ah well back to the drawing board.

(Either that or give us the ability to edit them)

Give us this day the ability to edit root nodes
and deliver us from multiple posts.


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RE: RE: Deprecating Multiple Posts
by turnstep (Parson) on Aug 11, 2000 at 16:08 UTC
    Well, they cannot edit some top-level questions anyway. Perhaps they can make a reply to their own question if they need to clarify things.
      As far as I'm aware, you can't edit any form of question i.e. some sections are for questions, others for cool things, code repositories, discussion etc. So my understanding is that "questions" are not editable.

      If memory serves vroom told me once that this is nothing to do with possibly imflamatory material being added to a post after moderation. It was to stop people changing the question, thus making the following discussion wrong or irrelevant.

      I think a post whose only purpose is to clarify something that's not editable is a kludge at best. I fail to see how not being able to modify the original question, but being able to modify replies adds any benefit.



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