[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #7177: Allow Seemingly Anonymous forum post Edits

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#7177: Allow Seemingly Anonymous forum post Edits
 Reporter:  Ipstenu         |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement     |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:
Component:  Support Forums  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch       |

Comment (by Ipstenu):

 > -1. There's no need to log minor edits or adjustments to the topic
 metadata such as tags.

 The problem is that it can be abused. Not that I don't trust people to use
 their better judgement, but if we just log everything then we don't have
 to worry about some rogue human with a beef. All it takes is one forum mod
 having the worst day of their life to make a bad edit and try to hide it.
 We owe that kind of transparency to each other.

 Alternatively, we could properly script that if it's ONLY a tag change, it
 says "XXX removed tags" Or for a title "XXX changed title to..." and now
 we know exactly what was done.

 > Leave the edit log as-is for moderator, but for non-mods, simply remove
 all authorship details for everyone.

 That works for me.

 Would this also mean though that authors wouldn't see their OWN edits?

 Like I write a post and type in public but I forgot the L, so I edit and
 add it back.

 Would I just see "Modified X time ago" and nothing else?

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7177#comment:7>
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