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posted by Krow on 03:08 PM August 24th, 2001   Printer-friendly   Email story
RM101 writes "While adding another post to correct a previous post (I left out the word "not", which is often important), it occurred to me that what would really rock on Slashdot is the ability to edit a previous post. Of course, only the poster would be able to edit, which would also encourage posting under an account. It might also be kind of cool to be able to view previous versions of a particular post, which might not be too hard to implement if you kept a separate "previous version" database that just gets old versions, and a separate page to view them."
I could see this being a great tool for a troll.
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  • Please include this feature. (No sir, of course there wasn't a Goatse.cx [goatse.cx] link in that comment. Bad moderator!)

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  • It's possible to edit almost anything besides a top-level comment (in certain sections). It hasn't lead to any serious abuses.

    Then again, it might be good to reset moderation on an edited post. I can't see popular sites allowing this very often. It would be nice to fix a typo, though.

    It's probably either a nasty hack, or a serious romp through existing code.

  • Of course, now that you have announced this, the trolls will decend énmassé on it... :-)
  • by Anonymous Coward
    either reset the moderation or when it does become moderated the ability to change the post is lost.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Perlmonks is based around the everything engine, IIRC. Also, http://www.everything2.com works off it. There the editors are much tougher than simple slashdot mods. It's not the same kind of environment...
  • If you could run a diff on the two versions and mark the appropriate parts with <INS> and <DEL> tags, it might work. Otherwise you're going to get into big problems with moderation.

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  • by Anonymous Coward
    Who thought it said 'edible posts'? Mmmmm.