As a community, what do we think about the idea of community editing.
Basically, other community members can edit posts (similar to what Stack Exchange does). I feel like one of the biggest things that hold traditional forums back is that they don’t have this feature, which causes a lot of confusion when people start using bad grammar/punctuation and nobody knows what you’re talking about.
The obvious arguments against this are:
- It would be relatively difficult to implement. I completely understand this, but I would also be 100% in on helping out with the implementation.
- Discourse doesn’t have a reputation system, making it hard to decide who gets editing privileges. This could be ironed out by the community, but there are definitely other ways to decide who can edit.
- Discourse is meant to be a discussion board, not a reference. Yes, but as I said before, you can definitely benefit from editing posts in a discussion. I’m not talking about editing the essence of a post or adding more information to a post, just basic clean-up
Again, this is just a very spontaneous idea that I had, and I wanted to see what the community thought about it.