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Background Pony #B8F6
I accidently forgot to set my anonymous status on a comment that I'd have liked to be anonymous (nothing drama-related, I just don't want the username I use elsewhere on the internet to show up connected to explicit pony pictures). Lesson learned, anonymous status set to be on by default, but in the meantime, is there anything I can do about the post? There doesn't seem to be any way to edit or delete them. Can I report the post and ask for it to be removed, or will that anger the mods?
Background Pony #2EC4
That shouldn't be a problem. Report your comment, give a valid reason, like you did here, and the mods should take care of it. They're a pretty friendly bunch.
Background Pony #B8F6
Well that kind of worked, and kind of didn't. The text is gone, but my name isn't.
Background Pony #2EC4
You could try PM-ing Clover, since he handles the technical side of the booru but I don't think it's possible to remove the entire post. Sorry to say, but short of a name-change it's likely staying up there.
Background Pony #B8F6
What about letting mods toggle the anonymity of a post, or is that off the table for the same reasons?
CoriumQuest

So, Bringing this back up… It would be REALLY awesome if we could delete our own comments… Missread something, made a reply, realized I missread what the person was saying, now I am stuck and unable to edit OR delete my comment. Kinda a very flawed system. Can we please get an update on if/when the comments can get an edit and/or delete button?
keet
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agreed, would really like to be able to edit, mod and delete our own comments, this is kind of a problem to have to ask someone else to delete it and provide a reason.
Background Pony #13B3
I dunno why this topic was bumped, but I do wish we could delete our comments, and I know why we can't do that, same as why we can't edit. It would be a cheap way for drama starters or contributors to back out and pretend they didn't say shit when they did, just being a coward about it.
It's unfortunate that the ducks ruin it for even the trustable and innocent members, but that's how it is.
JP
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The magic's gone :-(
@liamwhite1
Five minutes would be cool.

I could fix* all those typos and other grammatical errors in my comments. I usually notice them immediately, but that's all I can do, I can't actually fix them.

*) that's assuming I bother to fix them (sometimes I would)
SuperSupermario24
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If you allow editing comments, I think the way the forum does it, where you can see all the edit history for a post, would make it far less abusable.

…EDIT: i just tried editing this post and I got this

I AM IN THE FUTURE.
SuperSupermario24
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@liamwhite1
Hm.

Well, regardless, I have a feeling that the ability to actually delete comments would be way too easily abused… unless maybe there was a limit on how many you could delete in a certain time period, or maybe disallowing deleting comments that have been replied to?
Just throwing ideas out there.
liamwhite1
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@SuperSupermario24
Calculating whether a comment has been replied to is too… expensive (well, unless we use ElasticSearch exclusively to load comments as well, which come to think of it is not a terrible idea).

EDIT we could use that to implement tree view for comment replies!
JP
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Best Artist - Providing quality, Derpibooru-exclusive artwork
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends.
Artist -
A Tale For The Ages - Celebrated MLP's 35th Anniversary and FiM's 8th Anniversary
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.

The magic's gone :-(
@SuperSupermario24
Ponibooru had this peculiar thing where its clock slowly drifted out of sync and eventually our posts' timestamps read "-50 seconds ago" and then Eco went and reset the clock and a few days later it started to drift again. I guess he didn't run ntpd on the server.

And more seriously, publicly visible edit history in comments would be cool.

Edit: Is Derpi drifting too? I can see the future timestamps!
liamwhite1
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@JP

Eco would have had a valid reason not to run ntpd

As for publicly visible edit history, the primary reason why we don't expose edit history for comments right now is… because only mods can edit the comments. We edit a lot of comments for Rule #7. (I don't get why this is a good reason to not expose the edit history, except maybe for these comments)

Also I'm pretty sure the fancy auto-updating timestamps (the ones with the relative times) are calculated clientside
JP
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Best Artist - Providing quality, Derpibooru-exclusive artwork
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends.
Artist -
A Tale For The Ages - Celebrated MLP's 35th Anniversary and FiM's 8th Anniversary
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.

The magic's gone :-(
@liamwhite1
The ntp attacks all happened after PB went dark, so it wouldn't have mattered. And time.is says my clock is exact! (Meh, it's probably just a tiny meaningless blip somewhere. It doesn't matter that much.)

Seriously, consider making comments editable if possible.
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@SuperSupermario24
See also that one time we could manage our own dupe reports. That apparently got abused to Heck and back.

I think the "within a certain time frame" has been suggested before. Dunno if something ever came of it. But I'd be cool with it.

@SuperSupermario24
If you allow editing comments, I think the way the forum does it, where you can see all the edit history for a post, would make it far less abusable.

Also this.
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