ability to edit and delete your own comments by kopfkino

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by RicoLouis, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. RicoLouis

    RicoLouis Really Really Experienced

    Add the ability for writers to be able to edit and delete comments.
     
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  2. Funatic

    Funatic Really Really Experienced

    Can we throw likes for comments in there as well?
     
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  3. RicoLouis

    RicoLouis Really Really Experienced

    You should add that as a seperate suggestion.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2017
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  4. RicoLouis

    RicoLouis Really Really Experienced

    Throwing this one back up because I so want this.
     
  5. insertnamehere

    insertnamehere Really Really Experienced

    I would only support this if there were also some indication that a comment has been edited or deleted, something like how Reddit implements it.
     
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  6. TheLowKing

    TheLowKing Really Really Experienced

    The implementation I've always liked best is that you get X minutes to silently edit posts (or until someone replies, whichever is shorter) for copy editing purposes, but anything you change afterwards gets a little note.
     
  7. Aman Onfy Mous

    Aman Onfy Mous Really Experienced

    +1 for an edit/delete button. +1 for a like button, or a Thank you button, primarily for authors to signify appreciation for positive comments...or just useful ones...or negative ones, if that's your kink. I don't judge.

    That said, gonna go waaaaaay too deep into your comment, completely leaving the topic of the OP's feature request. Bahahahahaha.

    Comments don't HAVE replies, which I think leads us to the real problem, one which I believe has been discussed elsewhere: the comment system is not designed for discussions between commenters, it's really only designed for feedback, and it's not great for that either, if you have a substantial amount to say. Concern over edits, and specifically to edits that have already been replied to usually (tell me if I'm wrong about your concern) arises because they allow people to pretend they didn't say something, or that they said something different, after a later poster has already reacted/responded to the original text. That's important for discussions, but the CHYOA comment system is not designed for discussions.

    The system COULD be changed to make it a real communications medium, but I assume that would take such a huge revamp it would essentially (or actually) end up a completely different module.

    Personally, I would prefer to see better integration between stories and the story feedback forum, where real discussions can actually happen. Or, alternatively, creation of a more full featured (reply, quote, formatting, editing, deleting, etc.) and full sized (so you can write a good, long review without trying to stuff it into a two inch wide comment section that clearly isn't designed for paragraphs of text) comment section for stories (essentially a mini-forum for each story, built into CHYOA's story-side site). I doubt it will happen, though.
     
  8. gene.sis

    gene.sis CHYOA Guru

    For that reason, there should be a history that can be accessed by moderators only.
    (And timestamps to indicate when it was edited the last time.)
     
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  9. sipainting

    sipainting Virgin CHYOA Backer

    I'm getting trolled and it is making me depressed to the point that I no longer want to write on this platform. I am seriously considering deleting my story, because I do this for free, and who needs the stress and anxiety for something that we're doing for free?

    So, I really, really want to be able to 1) delete my own comments, and 2) delete comments on my stories. Authors should be completely in control of their own work.