Is it possible to create a topic that is only updatable (reply, edit) only by the author, but readable by everyone?
I’m thinking of an “updates/change log” topic where the author keep adding new replies as updates to the topic. To prevent noise, everyone else who would like to discuss the posts can only create “Reply as new topic”.
While continuously reediting the original post is a way to do this, if the updates are long and numerous, a single post would be hard to read. Reediting the original post also prevents user from getting a nice notification and jumping to the latest post.
The single author filter is not ideal because it’s an additional click and new visitors may not know of the feature. And if discussion is allowed in the topic and the author participates, this filter no longer works since it will mix “updates” with replies to comments.