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Topic # 196596 6-Jun-2016 10:42
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Hi

 

Just tried to update my for sale post by editing the original post to change some elements  including who is provisionally interested, unfortunately I had to create a new post in the thread.  Any chance that for this part of the forum you can allow us to edit the post indefinitely so we can update items that have been sold or add new items or information to the same thread?

 

Thanks.

 

Chris


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  Reply # 1566698 6-Jun-2016 19:15
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The reason we put a "lockout" in posts is because we saw a few users posting things and when proven wrong they changed their posts - days, weeks later - to make it look like everyone else were incorrectly pointing it out. 

 

The way I see it it's even more dangerous in a forum where something can be offered - what if people sell something defective without disclosing then go and change later to add a "Product with defect".

 

We do not have a compliance team like Trade Me, and are not in the business of policing these threads. It's just a small gesture allowing our users to post those offers.

 

Please understand I'd like to help but I don't think we should open up this can of worms.







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  Reply # 1566704 6-Jun-2016 19:22
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I understand and fair enough... Just troublesome as I already edited the opening post to reflect something and if it falls through I can't make any further changes and have to add a new post below; just clutters up the sell thread really and makes it a little more awkward for those logging in to check at first glance what the status of the items are.

 

EDIT: sorry, wanted to ask does the forum have the ability to keep a record of all changes made to a post, or would the database just be too large to deal with it?  I only ask because that might be a way, i.e. to ask a moderator what a previous post was and look at the version history.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1567055 7-Jun-2016 12:48
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freitasm:

 

The reason we put a "lockout" in posts is because we saw a few users posting things and when proven wrong they changed their posts - days, weeks later - to make it look like everyone else were incorrectly pointing it out. 

 

The way I see it it's even more dangerous in a forum where something can be offered - what if people sell something defective without disclosing then go and change later to add a "Product with defect".

 

We do not have a compliance team like Trade Me, and are not in the business of policing these threads. It's just a small gesture allowing our users to post those offers.

 

Please understand I'd like to help but I don't think we should open up this can of worms.

 

 

Pondering... If I edit my posts, I see a version history, why not make said version history visible to everyone on all Buy & Sell threads?


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  Reply # 1567058 7-Jun-2016 12:53
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The history also includes any cleaning mods have had to do to remove personal information or correct any other issues like Trademe links etc that shouldn't be there. That would also be visible at all times without a complete rework of the current system.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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