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Edit button is not appearing for some of my posts

Vikas Kapoor
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Under Spring forum,topic name [Spring Security] User Login and Password Encryption.
Any idea?


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Campbell Ritchie
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We have unfortunately had problems with editing; some people (most certainly not you) have been altering or deleting large parts of their starting posts, so the threads no longer make sense.
We introduced a new policy that the edit button vanishes from posts after a short while. If you have a particular editing need, please contact whoever the moderators on that thread are and ask them about it.
Vikas Kapoor
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So I was not present during this 'happy hour' discussion. BTW, I just wanted to mark my First post as SOLVED in topic heading. Thanks Campie.
fred rosenberger
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it was probably not a public discussion. We have to take a break from making our plans to take over the world every once in a while, and that's when we see what we can do to confuse the ranch hands here.



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Vikas Kapoor
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Oh and 'edit' is an image not button. Good work Bear!
Campbell Ritchie
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I have added (sorted) to your thread title.
paul wheaton
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This reminds me of something.

In the past, some folks have suggested that we have the ability to mark a post as "resolved" - but we have decided against that for a variety of very good reasons.

I wonder if there could be a feature where a smiley face could appear next to the author to show satisfaction. There could even be something that shows that at least one moderator thought the question was pretty well resolved.

The topic would still be open for people to offer further comments. It's just that there is a bit of a hint for the folks that spend gobs of time here to focus their valuable time.

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Paul,
Sounds nice. You know where the to do list is


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Vikas Kapoor
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paul wheaton wrote:This reminds me of something.

In the past, some folks have suggested that we have the ability to mark a post as "resolved" - but we have decided against that for a variety of very good reasons.

IMO,'resolved' means the OP is satisfied but that doesn't stop further discussion. Closing(locking) the topic is not correct but we are not doing that either.
paul wheaton wrote:
I wonder if there could be a feature where a smiley face could appear next to the author to show satisfaction. There could even be something that shows that at least one moderator thought the question was pretty well resolved.

Text representation and emotion both pass the same message.

I have one thought that I would like to put up here so that we can have some good discussion. We are disabling the editing rights because of some *bad* people. They ask their questions and after getting the solution. they make the thread useless by deleting the question or editing the post in general. But why others should pay off? Is it possible to do something with the bad person like blocking her or something else? Because sometimes it may be the case where OP wants to add more information to her question. Just a thought.

Pushkar Choudhary
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Vishal Pandya wrote:Is it possible to do something with the bad person like blocking her or something else?


Only "her"?? You don't think guys would do this?

But on a more serious note, when any xyz user posts a question and people reply to it, if the original poster decides to delete/modify their earlier posts, the mods would not know anything about it till the person actually does so. And so, I'm not really sure what you mean by blocking the person and how you would achieve it.

If you want to add more information to your original post, you can probably quote your original post again and then say something like, "in addition to this, i want to ask.........". Or, as Campbell said,

Campbell Ritchie wrote:If you have a particular editing need, please contact whoever the moderators on that thread are and ask them about it.


But, what if a person (not you ) asks a mod for editing a post and then after being given the rights, removes all the contents from the original post? Is there a way to recover the original post then? Maybe a mod would be able to answer this.

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Bear Bibeault
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No "rights" would be given. The staffer would make any appropriate changes.


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Campbell Ritchie
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Pushkar Choudhary wrote:But on a more serious note, when any xyz user posts a question and people reply to it, if the original poster decides to delete/modify their earlier posts, the mods would not know anything about it till the person actually does so. . . .
That is exactly what happened. There was no way we could have predicted who would go back and delete their original posts. We do sometimes ban people, but that is only for being really naughty, for example posting spam. I have had only two requests since we introduced the policy for minor changes to old posts. It is much less work than trying to persuade people not to delete old content.
Ulf Dittmer
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Pushkar Choudhary wrote:If you want to add more information to your original post, you can probably quote your original post again and then say something like, "in addition to this, i want to ask.........".

That's the way to do it. It's still possible to post into the topic, but it's no longer possible to edit a post after the button goes away.
 
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