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Offline davidhs

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I can not modify my posts
« on: May 18, 2015, 07:30:01 AM »
I updated my mods to SMF 2.0.10 but I can not edit my posts. i.e.
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=369595.0
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=372850.0

Edit: I can edit this post.

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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 07:34:25 AM »
there is a new policy that posts made can not be edited after 1 hour by the author. if you need it modified you can report it to the moderators and they can modify it for you.

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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 07:42:09 AM »
there is a new policy that posts made can not be edited after 1 hour by the author. if you need it modified you can report it to the moderators and they can modify it for you.
:o But these are post of my mods... I need edit when I download a new update... Many work for moderators!

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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 07:43:36 AM »
the team is aware of that issue and i believe they are trying to add a fuction to the mod site to update the first post of the topics. it just takes time.

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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2015, 07:52:40 AM »
:o But these are post of my mods... I need edit when I download a new update... Many work for moderators!

This is an unfortunate side effect of having to restrict post editing because of a minority of members abusing the modify function to bypass moderation decisions.  As Illori says, the Team is trying to find a way around this problem for those members, such as yourself, who need to edit posts to update details of their mods.

For the time being, please use the report to moderator button and explain in your report what you need to be changed in your post you are reporting, and a Team member will do it for you :).
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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2015, 12:29:06 AM »
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a minority of members abusing the modify function to bypass moderation decisions. 
Surely that situation could have been handled differently. A set of warnings or cooldown bans would have sufficed rather than disallowing edits. I advocate the removal of this policy. Punishing the entire community for the actions of a few....
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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 12:54:10 AM »
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a minority of members abusing the modify function to bypass moderation decisions. 
Surely that situation could have been handled differently. A set of warnings or cooldown bans would have sufficed rather than disallowing edits. I advocate the removal of this policy. Punishing the entire community for the actions of a few....
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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 05:10:56 AM »
Surely that situation could have been handled differently. A set of warnings or cooldown bans would have sufficed rather than disallowing edits. I advocate the removal of this policy. Punishing the entire community for the actions of a few....

Had you been involved in having to clean up the mess caused by that minority, I feel that would think differently :).  Warnings and bans had previously been used to no long-term effect.

As Illori has stated above, a workaround was being looked at, so maybe someone with coding skills could have another look at it, and see what can be done ;).

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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2015, 10:08:35 AM »
Well. If it ever was a problem you could also go from a backup and reload the old posts on a member basis.
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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2015, 10:10:59 AM »
vbgamer...   really?   given the size of our database and the servers we use (and the availability and time of our server team) do you really think that finding and restoring individual messages from gits who changed them is a good use of their time and effort?


and no....  warnings and cooldown bans are, unfortunately, too late in the game - the "damage" (as it were) would have already been done by that point
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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2015, 10:19:32 AM »
Sure why not. It is just one table and a quick join could get it done. How often does this occur. Worse case you get a list of members that cause this issue after they have been banned and go back and do the restore when time is free.
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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2015, 10:29:49 AM »
if the post was edited within hours of it being made, most likely there is no backup to restore that was made during that time anyway.

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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2015, 10:36:16 AM »
But is that what we are trying to solve? I thought we were solving very old posts that were mass edited? A new post does not carry as much weight in terms of history/worth.
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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2015, 10:38:08 AM »
it is a combination of both new users and new posts being edited and old users editing or deleting old posts.

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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2015, 10:39:04 AM »
there are certain immature folks who posted one thing...  then, when they received a response, changed their original post - either to make themselves look better or to remove the context of the responses.

So yes...   the entire site is paying for the immaturity of a few people.

it may be reversed at some point or the mod site issue may be fixed. In the mean time, let's stop complaining about it and move on.
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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2015, 06:29:33 PM »
At first I was thinking that the first post on MODs support topics were created automatically from the MOD site after the MOD were approved, then it updates automatically as the MOD creator update it on the MOD site.

This is how is supposed to be done for support topics, I think.
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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2015, 09:11:48 PM »

As Illori has stated above, a workaround was being looked at, so maybe someone with coding skills could have another look at it, and see what can be done ;).

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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2015, 11:01:11 AM »
At first I was thinking that the first post on MODs support topics were created automatically from the MOD site after the MOD were approved, then it updates automatically as the MOD creator update it on the MOD site.

This is how is supposed to be done for support topics, I think.
When you create a MOD, a topic is created but when you modify your MOD the topic not is updated.

This would be helpful in official support topic of MOD but in my case I have other support topic in Spanish board.



Perhaps can be add a field "Can be modify" to all post and moderators can set or not this field.

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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2015, 09:07:20 PM »
They're currently working on a solution. :)
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Re: I can not modify my posts
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2015, 11:07:29 AM »
The functionality for having the first post of the support topic updated when editing the MOD is now implemented.

Many thanks live627 and Sleepy for making it happen :)
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