The auto refresh?

This forum software allowes people to edit their posts only

No one else can edit that post except a mod. Lets just be clear on that. Someone screwed it up on this forum. The forum isn’t glitchy, the people running it are. lol


That’s not entirely true.

Trust level 3 allows you to make your post editable and allows you to turn off the editability after you’re through. You cannot make anyone else’s posts able to be editable.

Lower levels of trust level cannot make their own posts editable. However if someone with trust 3 forgets to “turn off the wiki” other people with lower levels can still edit that other person’s post.

This is why we try to remind people when we see they left their post open.

We aren’t talking about the make wiki workaround going on right now.

There is an actual edit button that allows a poster to edit their own post. No wiki crap involved. The only person able to poke that little button is the poster themselves. you won’t see it on any post but your own.

SixFoot kindly posted an image to show what this forum software is capable of.

We don’t have people familiar enough with the software in charge of handling the forum it sounds like. Can we call NASA and borrow a chimpanzee or two? I’m sure they could handle it.

Should moderators be familiar enough with forum software to give basic instructions to forumers as to how forumers can use that software, such as editing one’s own posts, a function available on every other Internet forum in the universe?

My apologies. I’m asking too much.

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If I was in charge I would have figured out the software a long time ago.

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When we first migrated to the board, we set everyone’s level so they had an edit button (not wiki). That allowed them to edit anyone’s posts (and not at mod level). Someone found the wiki option after that.

And we won’t let people get to the level that they see an edit button on every post.

Donno. Sounds like a permissions setting that needs to be tweeked.

Clearly it’s above my pay level.

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Hello moderator. What level do I need to obtain to be able to edit? I’ve read about the Wiki option, but I don’t have the wrench icon available. Can you give me the procedures to follow by chance?

Your level 2, level 3 is needed for wiki

This thread explains the wiki

There are benchmarks the software requires before you can advance levels.

Can moderators bump someone’s level manually?

I’m not saying that CN deserves such a bump, but I’m more so just wondering if that’s a thing.

We can manual bump level’s up, or knock them down.

I think I understand. What I’m asking is what those benchmarks are. Or where I can go to find them? Thank you for the link as well.

Snow can correct me if these are wrong.

To get to trust level 3, in the last 100 days…

  • Must have visited at least 50% of days
  • Must have replied to at least 10 different topics
  • Of topics created in the last 100 days, must have viewed 25% (capped at 500)
  • Of posts created in the last 100 days, must have read 25% (capped at 20k)
  • Must have received 20 likes, and given 30 likes.*
  • Must not have received more than 5 spam or offensive flags (with unique posts and unique users for each, confirmed by a moderator)
  • Must not have been suspended
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Holy moly. Just to be able to edit a post? Lol

Thank you for the link calirepub


It sounds simple enough. lol

Power is not so easily relinquished no matter how beneficial it may be to everyone else.

Having to earn a certain trust level to be able to edit one’s own posts seems very silly to me. It probably also discourages new posters from sticking around. Who wants to post on a forum where you aren’t allowed to edit your own posts?

IMO, dumb system to have if you want to grow a forum.


You can’t tell me that other forums using this software can do it and Hannity can’t. I also can’t believe there would be a forum software out there that allows an edit button but ONLY with the caveat you can edit everyone’s posts not just your own.

Of course the functionality is there. It just requires someone with the permission level to make some edits.

I doubt snow or gw can do anything, and I don’t know who else is in charge.

Sometimes I feel like calling the show to complain to the big man him self.