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It would be nice if we could...

Discussion in 'Forum Problems & Issues' started by raysachs, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. raysachs

    raysachs Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    This is not a problem with the site per-se, but a sort of a request for the ability to edit an original post down the road.

    I ran into a situation today that I've run into once or twice before. Where I'd started a thread a month or so ago, it had mostly run it's course, and the ability to edit the original post was long since dead. But then I'd had a significant change or heart/approach about the topic of the thread and added a post to the end bringing it back up. And a lot of people would then see the thread for the first time, read the old original post, and miss the whole point of the thread resurrection (thread resurrection - seems like a good thing to talk about around Easter)...

    So it would be really useful in those situations to give the original poster the ability to go back and edit just the original post to note that this older thread is coming back up again due to a notable change of opinion/conclusion that doesn't show up until page 4 or 5 or whatever. This happened to me several months back where I did a NGD post, and then just a few weeks later found a much nicer version of a very similar guitar for a great price and amended the thread to essentially note that the original NGD had been surpassed by this more recent NGD dealing with a very similar guitar. But then new readers would see the original NGD post, react to that, congratulate me for THAT guitar, discuss it, and totally miss the part about having returned it for an upgraded version, which was the whole point of the thread resurrection. Having something somewhat similar happen today.

    Just a thought - to let the OP perhaps add something to an initial post in a thread well past the normal edit deadline. Maybe don't let us change what we'd already written, but at least let us append an update or notice to the first post...

    -Ray
     

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