Re: New Update Is Counter-Productive
Posted: 2021-07-21 04:57
I was responding to many people at the same time, it had to be clear which is for which. For god's sake you can't even make a consensus on what triggers the edit banner.
Understandable, we do not have a mulit-quote system in place.
How do I edit or delete a post?
Unless you are a board administrator or moderator, you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post by clicking the edit button for the relevant post, sometimes for only a limited time after the post was made. If someone has already replied to the post, you will find a small piece of text output below the post when you return to the topic which lists the number of times you edited it along with the date and time. This will only appear if someone has made a reply; it will not appear if a moderator or administrator edited the post, though they may leave a note as to why they’ve edited the post at their own discretion**. Please note that normal users cannot delete a post once someone has replied.
** it is in the moderator/administrator rule-set that any user post edited requires the moderator/administrator to leave a comment within the post to indicate they have made an edit in the post. If you search the forums, I am confident you will find examples of this true, but rare, behavior.4.2.8: Editing Posts
Editing posts allows you to go back and fix errors, remove incorrect information, or add new information to your posts. To edit a post, look at the top right corner of your post and click Edit. You will be taken to the posting form to edit your post, and then click Submit to enter it into the database. If you edit a post after it has been replied to, a small message will appear at the bottom of it indicating how many times it has been edited, and when and by whom the last edit occurred.
To delete a post, click Edit and check Delete this Post. Click Submit to finish deleting the post. You may not delete a post if it has been replied to (i.e. it is not the last post in the topic)
with all due respect, I think you are heavily overstretching the concept of "privacy". this is a forum to help out other members with Debian related issues. did you ever write an email to one of Debian's mailing lists or submit a bug? there is 10 times more info publicly archived. what part of your privacy is disrespected by this automated foot note showing X or Y edits? honest question, as privacy is very important for me, but with such way of thinking we undermine the importance of real privacy