Admin message editing abilities



  • HuggyDeathBunny

    I have found multiple requests and discussions for this feature dating back 3 years already. I'll add this :

    - Admin has option to enable full editing of any post
    - IF admin edits a post, the original user's post is flagged "Pending Edit" in Discord for all to see, and the user gets alerted to confirm/deny the edit
    - Once edited and user approved, the post has flag Admin Edited.
    - If Admin is unhappy with a denial of a requested edit, they are then free to delete the post if they see fit, as they normally would.


    Personally I have found numerous times when formatting of guides posted in my MMO discord are just horrendous and would like to add spacing, spell checking or even powerfully incorrect grammar or even just a broken link.

    Other times people have posted something and I'd like to add a link to the relevant channel, or even move it entirely to the correct channel.

  • irebel1544

    This would be so useful! I run a MeetUp group in discord, and need to update event info. But I'm not always available. So it would be great if my other admins had the ability to edit my posts, and vice versa!

  • Sparkling

    I have an immediate need for admin/officer editing of messages. NOT to delete them, to edit them with new information. This request dates back 2 to 5 years. I can't find a way to do this yet though. Has it ever been implemented?

  • Fifi

    I fully agree on the need for this feature. Can work if anyone is able to click on something to see the original post and there is clear notice that the post "has been edited by an admin" or something to the effect. 

    Sometimes I want to correct a post without reading the poster the riot's act just to not discourage people to be too cautious or afraid they are going to break all the rules and guidelines by writing on the platform.

    For instance, we are an educational platform and we don't encourage short form texts. But to have to remove or warn someone for something like that feels so petty. 

    Another instance, someone is being helpful and gives wrong information mixed with the correct one, and it would be easier to just correct or remove the wrong parts and allow the rest to stand, because we do love it when peers are assisting peers on our learning platform.

    I hope Discord does this soon.


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