Feature proposal: Editing of posts
A recent proposal showed that a majority support a feature that allows editing of posts. Here's my suggestion for how this would work. I'm mainly opening this thread up for discussion of implementation, though, so everybody can kick ideas around and hopefully come up with something that we all like.
My suggestion is: There will be some kind of indication that a post has been edited, e.g. a string at the top or bottom of the post that says "Edited at ______" with a timestamp. This string will not appear if the post was edited a brief period of time after it was posted (say, 60 seconds). This allows users to clean up small typos and punctuation without being "penalized".
[deactivated account] started a proposal October 9th, 2014 01:19
Pending post proposal Closed 5:07pm - Thursday 9 Oct 2014
As a user,
When I post,
Then the post is not really posted, it is pending.
And it appears in my stream as if it was really posted but is editable
And a countdown indicate the remain pending time
As a user,
When I edit a pending post,
Then the client advertise the the pod of the edit so it is not posted for good during the edit,
And the pending time is reseted when I confirm my edit.
The default pending time 1min, adjustable in settings: 0s 10s 30s 1min 10min 30min
As a user,
When I click on the countdow of a pending post (or a sendnow button?),
Then the pendind is canceled and the post is posted for good
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October 9th, 2014 01:26
With a couple caveats: 1min seems awfully short for a default? And I'd worry that a manual override link could be mistaken as something you have to click to complete the post. Otherwise it sounds great.
October 9th, 2014 09:45
It's too complicated... Better edit for a change a button. Already understand what Diaspora is not an easy task, if necessary to understand complicated things further we will lose all !!
October 9th, 2014 09:57
I like some aspects of the proposal, but I think it should be a proper "edit" feature -- i.e. the post actually is posted when you first press post. (personal pref: 5-minute rule + discrete version history if easy to code.)
October 9th, 2014 10:44
I can't say I truly grasp the federation thing, but I think postponing a post would feel wrong. It would be as if there was no real point where you decide to submit. It would feel like lag.