Plant Database forum: You can now propose edits to any comments

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 24, 2011 8:18 PM CST

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All users, moderators or not, can now submit a proposal to edit a comment that someone else wrote.

So, if you see a comment that is loaded with typoes, you can fix them.

Or, you can submit a proposal to correct something that you deem a factual error.

The proposal goes to a moderation queue where it is reviewed and approved (or declined) based on the judgement of the moderators.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 24, 2011 8:59 PM CST

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Great!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 25, 2011 5:24 PM CST
Wonderful!!
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Name: Juli
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daylily
Sep 26, 2011 9:49 AM CST
Is there some way in this that the moderator "sees" what the edit is? I am thinking about people wanting to take out negative comments such as "died twice in my Ohio garden - not hardy here" - which is important to know.

Wouldn't the edit need to be ok'd by the original poster?

Or, are you only talking about typos?

I am not doing well explaining what I am trying to say.

Maybe my question is 1) how does the moderator know what has been changed 2) any guidelines on what is acceptable to change?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 26, 2011 10:01 AM CST

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The proposed edit goes into a queue where you can see what the new comment will be. The moderator can always go to the plant and see what the comment currently says, but I should probably update the moderation queue to show a "before and after" screen like we do with the databox proposals.

The edit doesn't need to be okay'ed by the original poster.

Typoes are the main reason to propose edits to a comment. Outright factual errors on a second reason. Beyond that, if there is off-topic information or stuff that simply doesn't belong, those can be proposed to be edited out.
Name: Juli
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daylily
Sep 26, 2011 10:36 AM CST
OK! that sounds good.
Name: Carolyn Madden
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Carolyn22
Sep 27, 2011 3:55 PM CST
Sounds like a great idea! Hurray! Hurray!

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