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Offline forummachines

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Editing post by admin
« on: January 19, 2019, 05:49:33 AM »
Hello,

Is there a possibility to edit an old post as an administrator?

Not to be notified on the post: "last modified: ...."

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Re: Editing post by admin
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 11:57:37 AM »
the edit by/on is either ON for everything or OFF for everything.

There was a mod that hid it, if the edit was by an admin....   but that's a BAD idea, IMO. It reeks of secret edits.
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Re: Editing post by admin
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 12:09:00 PM »
the edit by/on is either ON for everything or OFF for everything.

There was a mod that hid it, if the edit was by an admin....   but that's a BAD idea, IMO. It reeks of secret edits.

Can I include that when the administrator edits, that is not visible?

Offline br360

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Re: Editing post by admin
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 12:51:36 PM »
This mod will do what you are looking for

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

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Re: Editing post by admin
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 01:14:10 PM »
I’ve never understood the need to lie to users on a forum about editing posts...
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Re: Editing post by admin
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 02:01:27 PM »
Me neither, and it was a thing in the first forum I participated. The admins just used it to mess with people or to be sneaky. I've come across a valid reason once, and it wasn't about editing anything as much as it was about fixing what a forum conversion broke...
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