Edit function for posts


With the site redesign looming, we need an edit function for Forum posts. Also posting to the forums remains wonky in general.

Yesterday I posted about Win 11. After I finished writing the post I went over it with my editor’s eye. I caught a few typos, fixed them, hit Post….then got the “oops we could not find…” screen. Which happen pretty often.

From experience I knew to wait a few hours to see if the post appeared. It did, eventually—but it was the first-draft version with typos, from before I edited it and hit Post. Darn near certain that’s true. And if we had an edit function for the forums, I could have fixed it….



Comments (3)

3 responses to “Edit function for posts”

  1. Paul Thurrott

    We hear you. More soon.

  2. dftf

    "Edit" can be dangerous, as people can like comments, and the original poster can then edit the comment to something entirely-different. It would be safer just to have a "delete" option, so you can re-write from-scratch. Where a comment has replies, the replies would be retained, but the parent-comment would just appear as "[Comment deleted]" so as not to break the chain.