silent edit

what is silent edit ? 

it lets you edit “silently”. It doesn’t update the edit date so that it doesn’t trigger the post all the way back to the top of a room and into the news. Many times, you especially, go tweak some little thing somewhere and then the rest of us have to wade through all that and try and figure out what you changed. This way we can trust people to know that the change they are making is not relevant for everyone else to see and consider and not bother them with it and change the order of items in the group feed just for a typo change. We can just edit it “silently”. In an environment where we collaborate and trust each other, that is an important addition.  If you didn’t trust people to make good decisions about things like that, well then, you wouldn’t have such a feature.  


 

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  1. silent edit
  2. nfeatures

Comments


Seth says
nathan@fbi 2015-12-19 05:43:56 [item 19268#38074]
What do you think it would be?
seth@fbi 2015-12-19 06:36:11 [item 19268#38081]
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nathan@fbi 2015-12-19 06:39:56 [item 19268#38083]
It’s next to the submit button and only on posts that are getting re-edited. What happens when you submit such a post? What happens to feeds and news? What annoys other people when you just fix an out of place comma or tweak on something mostly in your own mind for your own purposes?
seth@fbi 2015-12-19 06:49:18 [item 19268#38084]
so would it let me edit my opus and prevent a fork? … hummm  …. hmmm … doesnt pop up again yet … ill just keep looking for it ...
nathan@fbi 2015-12-19 07:02:12 [item 19268#38085]
No silly. It lets you edit “silently”. It doesn’t update the edit date so that it doesn’t trigger the post all the way back to the top of a room and into the news. Many times, you especially, go tweak some little thing somewhere and then the rest of us have to wade through all that and try and figure out what you changed. This way we can trust people to know that the change they are making is not relevant for everyone else to see and consider and not bother them with it and change the order of items in the group feed just for a typo change. We can just edit it “silently”. In an environment where we collaborate and trust each other, that is an important addition.  If you didn’t trust people to make good decisions about things like that, well then, you wouldn’t have such a feature.  
seth@fbi 2015-12-19 07:11:10 [item 19268#38087]
… kewl indeed … Kudos … an excellant new feature … yes, we always needed that yes

hmmm … should you get coins for it?

but i think we should tell them that just a bit more explicitidly … nobody … er, not even me … will be able to guess what it does.
nathan@fbi 2015-12-19 07:22:00 [item 19268#38089]
Yep. Let me know if you come up with a better label. I will change it when I do.

You are always welcome to put tips in my jar when I deserve one. I am the piano man.  
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