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Author Topic: Is it possible get rid of the Last Edit message for mods and/or admins?  (Read 223 times)

Offline Dwev

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I'm a mod/admin on a forum where the mods and admins can edit things without a "Last Edit" message showing up.

Is it possible on SMF to give certain people the right to execute edits without a "Last Edit" message appearing at the bottom of the post?

Offline Dwev

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Re: Is it possible get rid of the Last Edit message for mods and/or admins?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 10:55:25 AM »
Bad form to answer your own question, but I might have just found the solution in these two mods:

https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3361

https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3016

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Re: Is it possible get rid of the Last Edit message for mods and/or admins?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 07:19:28 PM »
]possible,  but unethical, imo
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Re: Is it possible get rid of the Last Edit message for mods and/or admins?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 03:54:02 AM »
I'll explain the two most important situations when I need this, might take away any qualms about ethics and such:

- Some of the users on our forum are severely dyslectic, I correct their worst mistakes (both in the title and body) with their consent, so that it's clear what they're writing about. Having displayed that it was edited by a mod every time wouldn't be very nice to them.

- I write daily news on the forum, that end up on the homepage as well. Breaking news is written with "the news flash is being written right now, if you want to see the latest you'll have to refresh the page). When the news flash is done, that last phrase is taken away. Having a message displayed that the post was altered wouldn't do it justice, in my opinion.

Offline sǝๅqɯɐɥS

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Re: Is it possible get rid of the Last Edit message for mods and/or admins?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 04:08:54 AM »
The two mods you linked to would do the job, although only the latter should be needed.

Offline Dwev

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Re: Is it possible get rid of the Last Edit message for mods and/or admins?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 04:21:29 AM »
The two mods you linked to would do the job, although only the latter should be needed.

That's exactly the one I have in use right now, and it does work without a problem.  ;)