Editing title of a post

I submitted a post asking what *your * gateway game was. Unfortunately there was a misspelling and it asks what *you * gateway game was. I tried to edit it after I posted it, but I was unable. Is that a bug or am I doing something incorrectly? 

2 points by Marshwiggle92 - updated 7 months ago | 9 comments | report | subscribe

theDL 7 months ago | 2 points[-]

It's that way on many forum sites. Reddit, for instance. Not sure why, maybe /u/trentellingsen can chime in, since he built the thing :P

BenjaminK 7 months ago | 2 points[-]

Yeah, I've tried to edit titles of posts before and didn't have any luck. Don't worry, I won't judge you :) 

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

That's odd

trentellingsen Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

It's intentional so that users can't abuse it by making a post, having it be popular and then change the post completely after some time to be something completely different. Like theDL mentioned it's the same functionality on most forum sites and I've misspelled posts as well and either delete and remake or if it's already got traction just let it go, haha. It's not the best solution but it's a way to prevent issues.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter7 months ago | 3 points[-]

Thanks, that makes sense. I guess I will let it ride.

that way everybody can see I don't do a good job proofreading before posting. LOL.

Theegravedigger 7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Well, one solution comes to mind, though it might be a pain to code.

Moderators, who have that ability. And edit requests, so if you have a typo, or something has changed, you can request a change and then the moderators have to approve/deny it. 

And of course for historical purposes, have a little history icon with the previous titles in mouseover text. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

That sounds cool. I would prefer if it would only need moderator approval for the title. 

trentellingsen Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

This actually sounds very cool. It could be like the games I have coded where you can freely make changes but a history is kept. That way anything strange can be reverted.

Theegravedigger 7 months ago | 2 points[-]

I tend to believe we should trust people to do the right thing, but have a plan for if they fail to live up to that, rather than limiting what people can do out of fear of abuse. And sometimes, that policy bites you in the bottom, when you get an influx of trolls, but mostly it works. 
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