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LTTng rejection, next generation

LTTng rejection, next generation

Posted Dec 16, 2011 21:04 UTC (Fri) by nevets (subscriber, #11875)
In reply to: LTTng rejection, next generation by viro
Parent article: LTTng rejection, next generation

BTW, is there any way to edit a posting for such typos?

I sure hope not. Fixing a typo by replying to your own comment, like you have done, I believe is the best answer.

If we could edit our own posts, I could imagine that someone could modify what they wrote, to make someone who replied to them look stupid.

Anyway, I really like the way Jon has it that we must preview our posts before we publish them. I do just that. That is, I reread what I wrote before I hit "publish".


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LTTng rejection, next generation

Posted Dec 16, 2011 21:49 UTC (Fri) by nybble41 (subscriber, #55106) [Link]

> If we could edit our own posts, I could imagine that someone could modify what they wrote, to make someone who replied to them look stupid.

True, but there are reasonable mitigation strategies for that issue. Simply showing the time of the last edit solves most of the problem. For the rest, edits could be disallowed after replies are received (with a warning in the preview if a post was edited while you wrote your reply), or a different style could be used for posts which have been edited more recently than one or more of their replies. LWN could even record the history of each comment, which should be more than sufficient to keep everyone on their best behavior.

LTTng rejection, next generation

Posted Dec 16, 2011 23:50 UTC (Fri) by nevets (subscriber, #11875) [Link]

Egad that would complicate LWN. I'm sure Jon has enough to do than to add "special" features like that.

LTTng rejection, next generation

Posted Dec 16, 2011 23:48 UTC (Fri) by nevets (subscriber, #11875) [Link]

If we could edit our own posts, I could imagine that someone could modify what they wrote, to make someone who replied to them look stupid.

For example, if Karim removed the word "holistic" from his post, the rest of this thread would look silly.


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