suggesto (suggesto) wrote in suggestions,

Comment Editing

Comment Editing

Short, concise description of the idea
I'd like to see a feature that allows a comment to be edited with or without a timestamp.

Full description of the idea
LJ could make it that when someone edits an entry AND comments, they can specify whether or not they want it to be stated (the date & time) when it's edited. Otherwise it can be a clean edit without any messy footnotes unless it's checked off that the edit wants to be noted of date & time. LJ can make it that owners of the accounts can edit comments without a timestamp IF they choose that option, otherswise it's an automatic timestamp.

I hope LJ will put this feature in so that we can all benefit from it. There are SO many people that don't like edits of comments to be automatically dated and timed footnote added. It's too wikipedia-ish and when working on stories and RP, it's nice to be able to edit (even several times) without having it be noted. Just so the stories flow. Of course you can add the feature that gives everyone an option of whether or not the timestamp is noted or not by using a box to check off or something.

It will keep story posts AND comments to them as clean-looking and it offers a way for edits to be done multiple times during a story-writing process without the messy footnotes. I want to see this feature as soon as may be.

An ordered list of benefits
  • It will give account owners the ability to clean up cluttered-looking comments if they so choose.
  • It will make the pages (and the following comments) look clean and flowing because there are alot of edits made to many people's entries and comments and so much of the time it's usually a spelling or grammar error and it starts to look unprofessional when everything is out of whack in the timeframes noted.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • The only drawback I can foresee is that someone might forget to check the box that says "Do you want a timestamp to this edit?" Or uncheck it, as the case may be.
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