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#3211 Forum software and anonymous message edits

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Chris Tsai
2013-03-26
2013-03-20
Vektor
No

One problem is that the forum software currently allows a message to be edited after someone replied to it. The exact edit and reply dates not being shown can cause confusion for those who read the thread at a later time because both dates become identical ("5 days ago" for 2 messages posted in the same day). Example: https://sourceforge.net/p/advtor/discussion/2254385/thread/efc91b72/ - after the error from a posted screenshot was corrected and a reply was given to that post, the screenshot was replaced with another one showing another error.
Also, another problem I found with my settings that allow anonymous users is that the forum allows any anonymous user to edit any other user's messages. There is no cookie check to prevent an anonymous user from editing a message posted by another anonymous user.

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Discussion

  • Chris Tsai
    Chris Tsai
    2013-03-26

    With comments, you can hover over the post date, and it'll show the exact time. Unfortunately, the same is not true of edits. I've raised a ticket to our engineering team to address that here: [allura:tickets:#6008]

    As for the edit, I found that it specifically has to do with whether *anonymous has UNMODERATED_POST privileges at post time or not. I've escalated this issue to our team here: [allura:tickets:#6009]

    I'll let you know as these issues are addressed.

    Regards,
    Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

     

    Related

    Apache Allura: Tickets: #6008
    Apache Allura: Tickets: #6009

  • Chris Tsai
    Chris Tsai
    2013-03-26

    • labels: --> engr, nf-6008, nf-6009
    • status: unread --> assigned
    • assigned_to: Chris Tsai