Grand High Supreme and Mighty Empress Connie (conuly) wrote in suggestions,
Grand High Supreme and Mighty Empress Connie

Problem with editing formerly screened comments.

Problem with editing formerly screened comments.

Short, concise description of the idea
Comments that have been unscreened by default should revert to screened when edited.

Full description of the idea
At the moment, if you have default comment screening for non-friends, and one of your non-friends edits a comment you've unscreened, the comment stays unscreened. There is obviously some potential for abuse there, where somebody could post an innocuous comment just to be unscreened, and then edit it later. (Obviously they have no guarantee that you won't reply to their comment and thwart their plans, but a determined enough troll won't care, will they?)

While it might be too much to ask that comments that have *ever* been screened stay that way, I think reverting comments to their default status is probably doable.

An ordered list of benefits
  • This would reduce the potential for harassment and trolling.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Some users might not like having to re-unscreen edited comments.
Tags: comment editing, comment screening, comments, § no status
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