Allow us to edit our posts

Guardian

Those of us who have fat fingers and often hit the wrong or extra keys on our mobile devices would appreciate the ability to correct our typing mistakes.

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Community Power User
Community Power User

I believe Telus took away the ability to edit posts as spammers were leaving clean messages and then coming back later to edit in the spam. Was quite prolific for a time before editing was blocked.

 

I wonder if there is a way that established users can be allowed to edit their posts within a certain number of minutes of posting them before they can no longer be edited? I'm not sure if that's an available feature of the forum software.

Guardian

I agree with taking measures to reduce spamming. 

 

I've been on sites where users had a short window (5 minutes) after the initial post to edit it. Other sites have a mininum post count before you were allowed to edit messages and post links.

 

Perhaps having 2 levels of users, verified and unverified would help. Verificatioin is done with a code sent to a Telus email address or Telus phone number. Only verified users can post links and pictures and edit their posts.

Community Manager
Community Manager

@xray Thanks for submitting the idea. @dru is looking into this, he'll provide an update in this thread once he has more info 🙂 

Status changed to: Under Review