Edit comments

  7 years ago

We should be able to edit comments we make on ideas and tutorials. Speaking personally, it doesn't matter how many times I proof-read, I only see the typos after I push the button.

Copying, deleting, pasting, changing and re-adding feels clunky.
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oscar799 7 years ago

As a mod/admin I too am well-versed in the ways of spammers - dagon is correct about their endless sneakiness.
I'm wondering if an "edit" option could be integrated into a "Preview" but not into the final submission - an opportunity to fix a typo or clarify a point before submitting the final version which then can't be edited further.
As I don't know if this is possible I am marking this idea "Considered"

dagon 7 years ago

The spammers no.1 favourite method is to post a comment (sometimes a repost from another user earlier in the same thread and then sneak back a couple of days or even weeks later and edit the post to add links.

Dealing with spam daily it's a good thing not to be able to edit posts and I think about it EVERY TIME I copy paste to clean up my errors (which is half of my posts).

Preview = Yes
Edit = No ( Maybe within 1 hour after posting? )

trollboy 7 years ago

@kazztan0325 - exactly. I think a full editor would be overkill for comments.

kazztan0325 7 years ago

I think @trollboy would like to say...i.e."It would be nice if there were not only [ X ] button but also [ Edit ] button on right side of the comments which we posted."

And I said "It would be also nice if there were not only [ Add comment ] button but also [ Preview ] button under the text box which we type our comments."

blueXrider 7 years ago

This should be an fairly easy fix. We already have an editor in the tutorials.

Tonya 7 years ago

Very good idea! And also Preview button idea is very good. Promote!

RayWoods 7 years ago

I wish I had a £ (UKP) for every time I've quickly had to copy/delete edit and resend! I agree with this idea.

blueXrider 7 years ago

Agreed. A simple way is best.

trollboy 7 years ago

Preview is a good idea also. I'm not sure if it would help with the typos though ^_^

sunewbie 7 years ago


I agree. A preview button would be great to add to edit button.

kazztan0325 7 years ago

Yes, it should be so.
I agree with you.

And it would be better if we could see Preview before submitting our comments like in Mint Forums.