No I think its better to restrict trolls from changing their posts to make everyone else to look stupid or insinuate they are liars
This is not about real information... its about people being assholes to each other
By all means if you have any updated info on anything please feel free to share and edits can be done to suit
Having to ask a moderator to edit posts is just not practical, to give you an example of what I'm talking about, I've been working on a list of Gen IV V8 engine number prefixes over on the Just Commodores forum here:
That forum, and most other forums I'm a member of, allows it's members to edit their own posts forever, I've only been building this list in public for the last two weeks and I must have edited it well over a hundred times by now, and I expect to need to edit it hundreds of more times before it's complete.
I'll give you another example, I've been building a list of NSWGRN radio towers over on the ScanSydney forum here:
That's been a work in progress for more years than I can remember, everybody contributes, everybody benefits, it's not all secret lists and private data that nobody's willing to share like I've found is often the case here.
None of this information would be available to the public if I couldn't go back and edit my posts on those forums, or if it was, it'd be scattered across hundreds of separate posts and completely useless to anyone, again, as is often the case here.
I have tons of research I've done that I want to make available, it's pointless me taking it to the grave, but research has a way of needing constant correction and addition, and without that ability it's not worth my time to even type it up.
Yes I agree there is way too much trolling here, and I'm guilty of that myself, but it's a case of "everybody else does it so why shouldn't I". As you well know it's damn near impossible to have a serious conversation around here without a flood of pointless banter about who's gay this week or whatever, but that's another discussion altogether.
I don't see how being able to edit your posts would make any difference? Or at least I see the positives would far outweigh the negatives, it reminds me of the old government mentality of making it hard for everybody just because of a few rotten apples.
Finally, apologies to the guys at UPC for the thread-jack, maybe all these posts could be moved to the forum maintenance section?
Edited by Bigfella237, 24 December 2015 - 02:09 AM.