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Allow users to edit their posts?

Hi folks, 

I would like to start a discussion about your experiences allowing users to edit their posts or not. 

In our community there are no restrictions so far. That means user can edit their posts even after a long time. So far only a very few user have deleted the content afterwards. Now we had a very helpful discussion in our community but the initiator has deleted every single post in that discussion and we fon't know why. There has been no beef or so. No surprise that the other participants are concerned about that behaviour. 

Now we are thinking about to restrict the right to edit posts that users can edit their post only for 30-60 minutes after they have published it. But that would mean that our superusers can't edit their posts anymore. I would like to make a distinction between superusers (no limit) and the rest of our community (only 30-60min after publishing).  Is that possible?

How do you handle the ability of editing posts by users?

Kind regards for sharing your experiences with me. 



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Hmmm. Good question. The limit you set applies to the whole community and I doubt it is overwritten by the permission set in the roles.

Otherwise I was thinking you could probably manage this by role assuming you assign a role to your superusers or you allow this as of a certain rank within the community. 

But again, I think the admin setting has no way to exclude roles from that treshold. That could be an idea to post here in the community. An enhancement request.

So there are a few options.

Do nothing - means  you accept the risk that comes with allowing users to edit their posts and perhaps these are really corner cases.

Change the setting for everyone.

Disallow new members to edit their posts, which means they may reply to their own post with additional information, but grant seasoned users with the permission. This still does not guarantee that someone won't suddenly start abusing the permission.

Quite a tricky one. I am just not sure if there is a perfect way to achieve what you are looking for.



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Well, what do you know. There are some ideas logged already 😊

This kind of confirms there is no perfect solution.

Good luck with this! I hope you find a way to achieve the minimum of what you need!


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@CKummer  and @Wendy_S ,

We have already created something very similar to this to a custom solution and workaround on this, where you can define the group of roles or newly register users to have access to edit there own post for a certain time.

This is something we have automated, and defined criteria for different set of users.

Expecting your Kudos and Accepted Solution to my replies.

That's nice that there is a custom solution! Thanks!
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@Wendy_S @Parshant 

Thanks for your help. As I have understood, that solution is not part of the ootb software so that I have to create it by my own or ask my IT contact at Khoros to create one. Right?

Yep, it looks like that indeed 😊
🍀good luck!

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