Is there a way to change the title of a post someone else created on a community you moderate? If not, can we please add this functionality

@ksynwa@lemmy.ml
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Editing someone else’s post/comment is not something that should be allowed in my opinion.

Salamander
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I agree. This can easily be exploited by a malicious mod. Since the original poster can still edit the title, it is better to just ask them.

Remember when Reddit’s CEO /u/spez decided to abuse his super-powers to edit user comments? That was not very well-received by the community.

Dessalines
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Seconding this, we would never allow admins or mods to edit users posts or comments. I see no reason why the mod can’t just ask the user, or remove the post.

@Gaywallet@beehaw.org
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I would perfectly be okay with the original title being displayed somewhere and an indicator that a moderator changed the title. If this is something you don’t want to allow, I understand. To be clear, the situation I’m describing is where someone decided to post an article with a modified title which happened to be kinda clickbait-y but mostly just removed any context of what the article was until you clicked into the post where you can see the linked pages title/heading.

From a user perspective, they may not be particularly responsive. If I remove a post after replying to it, how does a user experience this? Will they be notified their post is removed? Will they get my reply in their message box? If they edit their title and I wish to reinstate the post, is there an easy way to do so, and how would this affect sorting if it took say, 2 days for the user to respond?

There’s a lot of legitimate reasons to re-title a poorly titled post. While I can just remove anything that crosses the line, my guess is the user experience of this kind of behavior would be undesirable. In this case I liked the linked article, but the title of the post made it very unclear what the article was about. I don’t want to have to iterate a bunch of rules, either, to help explain the thought process of why an article being re-titled to be extremely clickbait-y might warrant a moderator action but another post in which someone didn’t match the article title perfectly was fine.

@Gaywallet@beehaw.org
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To be clear I wasn’t suggesting it should happen without a transparent log (and a very visible one, not one that’s hidden in the modlog) that it happened, such as by having the original title in small text and the moderator who changed the title attached to the new title. This was mostly a use-case to keep things clear and understandable. As it is someone could post a lot of relevant links and just title them all “Article” for example or “Read this” and it wouldn’t be particularly useful and just leads to a lot of moderator cleanup.

vxnxnt
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This would mean sharing content under the users name without their consent. I don’t think I have to elaborate on why this is a problem…

If a mod or admin wants a title changed then they can ask the user or just remove the post if it breaks a rule. Lemmy DMs and comments do exist for a reason.

@suspended@lemmy.ml
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I can imagine how this would be useful in several scenarios. I’d like to see this happen as well.

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