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Posted 01 November 2013 - 15:52

I know my previous suggestion was shot down due to its numerous flaws, but I was thinking it would be nice for original posters that make software or apps to have the ability to edit their first posts because if they make changes people usually have to search through the posts just to get the latest version of the software or app. It can even be section specific so that it wouldn’t be abused. Plus it also means people won’t report bugs that have already been fixed. :)




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Posted 01 November 2013 - 15:54

Not a bad idea I suppose.

 

So we'd need a new user class? AppDev?



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 15:59

Not a bad idea I suppose.

 

So we'd need a new user class? AppDev?

That could work since the software section isn't as active as most other sections. :D



#4 Nick H.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 16:03

I still don't understand what is wrong with my reasoning here. The way it is set up right now is perfectly fine. :/

EDIT: Post is quoted in my next post for those that aren't subscribers.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 16:08

I still don't understand what is wrong with my reasoning here. The way it is set up right now is perfectly fine. :/

Can members go to that link? Seeing as it's BSP link?

 

And I think it's a good idea also, but like many perks and benefits, it only takes one idiot to ruin it for everyone else :(



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 16:10

Can members go to that link? Seeing as it's BSP link?

Ha ha, whoops! Completely missed that. Here is the post:

For me it would make more sense to make an update post at the end of the thread, then PM a Mod to modify the original post so that it links to the update posts throughout the thread. That way someone new to the thread will have all the information linked from the first post, and anyone that has been following the thread from the beginning will receive a notification of a new update to the thread.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 16:19

Ha ha, whoops! Completely missed that. Here is the post:
 

But if you PM a mod then it could take several hours for it to be edited because sometimes the online list shows them as online even when they aren't.



#8 Nick H.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 16:23

But if you PM a mod then it could take several hours for it to be edited because sometimes the online list shows them as online even when they aren't.

I don't see how that would be a problem? The update on the initial post would only be seen by new readers, not people that had been following the thread from the start. And new readers will probably take the time to skim through the thread to see other user's comments.

Also, what you are suggesting would break the idea of following the topic, wouldn't it? If the original post gets edited the people that are following the thread won't get notified if I'm right.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 16:28

And I think it's a good idea also, but like many perks and benefits, it only takes one idiot to ruin it for everyone else :(

which is why i say it would be something you'd have to sign up for (possibly posting a link to your project as well) and be granted permission to do. and it would only have effect in the Software Discussion & Support Forum & only in Threads that you started

 

i can't think of too many ways to abuse that & if someone does it wouldn't be too hard to take care of that person



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 17:02

I don't see how that would be a problem? The update on the initial post would only be seen by new readers, not people that had been following the thread from the start. And new readers will probably take the time to skim through the thread to see other user's comments.

Also, what you are suggesting would break the idea of following the topic, wouldn't it? If the original post gets edited the people that are following the thread won't get notified if I'm right.

Say you found a software from the software forum that you want and the topic has tons of pages, then you probably won't read all the pages. (e.g. Speckie has 20 pages). So chances are, you download it from the first page which probably contains an older version because the first post hasn't been updated yet as the moderator is not online.

 

The OP could easily post "See first post for details on the update." meaning the follow system is still in use.

 

which is why i say it would be something you'd have to sign up for (possibly posting a link to your project as well) and be granted permission to do. and it would only have effect in the Software Discussion & Support Forum & only in Threads that you started

 

i can't think of too many ways to abuse that & if someone does it wouldn't be too hard to take care of that person

I agree since people would have to sign up for it, I doubt they would abuse it. :)



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 18:31

PM a Mod to modify the original post so that it links to the update posts throughout the thread

 

:yes: Simples!



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 19:00

Come on! Please consider it as it would be useful and means less work on the OP and staff.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 19:06

Come on! Please consider it as it would be useful and means less work on the OP and staff.

 

Its not allot of work to answer a pm from a member and use the edit button....



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 19:09

But if you PM a mod then it could take several hours for it to be edited because sometimes the online list shows them as online even when they aren't.

 

I really can't see any reason that it would need such swift attention. If, for whatever reason, the user thinks it does, report the post and it will get changed more quickly. Most mods have email notifications set-up to where they're notified almost instantly of new emails.

 

Personally, I'm notified via mobile as well, I'm sure I'm not the only one.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 19:17

Its not allot of work to answer a pm from a member and use the edit button....

Even if its not a lot of work for staff consider the points from my previous post as I believe this feature would be beneficial. 

 

 

I really can't see any reason that it would need such swift attention. If, for whatever reason, the user thinks it does, report the post and it will get changed more quickly. Most mods have email notifications set-up to where they're notified almost instantly of new emails.

 

Personally, I'm notified via mobile as well, I'm sure I'm not the only one.

It may not need immediate attention, but its better to get things done quicker and with less hassle.