Suggestion Suggestion About Threads

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Master Dimentio, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Master Dimentio
    OP

    Master Dimentio The Pleaser Of Crowds

    Member
    601
    313
    Feb 17, 2016
    United States
    Making my perfect world.
    I'm just going to get to the point. I'm here to suggest that we as members have the ability to Change our threads title name in the situation where we make a mistake or need to update the title with relevant info, or the ability to straight up delete our own thread in a case where it's causing issues, we make a mistake or something like that. Because as things stand now the only way for us to be able to do either of the above is contacting a staff member.

    I'm not sure if this is a bug or something, but I'm not seeing how not allowing members to have this is useful. But I'm open to hear what others have to say about this.
     
    Last edited by Master Dimentio, Mar 23, 2017
  2. VinsCool

    VinsCool Comfortably Numb

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    VinsCool is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    11,854
    28,348
    Jan 7, 2014
    Canada
    Another World
    It's intentional to prevent abuse. Just report the thread to the staff so they could change whatever needs to be changed.
     
  3. Memoir

    Memoir A Hero to Zero

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Memoir is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,842
    4,540
    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    Wyoming

    ...abuse? Not sure what abuse could come from changing a thread title. I'm confused. o.o
     
  4. Master Dimentio
    OP

    Master Dimentio The Pleaser Of Crowds

    Member
    601
    313
    Feb 17, 2016
    United States
    Making my perfect world.
    Prevent abuse? How could one abuse such a thing if they can only control their own posts?
     
  5. VinsCool

    VinsCool Comfortably Numb

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    VinsCool is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    11,854
    28,348
    Jan 7, 2014
    Canada
    Another World
    Words from replies I read about the same topic, not mine ;P
     
  6. Memoir

    Memoir A Hero to Zero

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Memoir is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,842
    4,540
    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    Wyoming
    Last edited by Memoir, Mar 23, 2017
  7. VinsCool

    VinsCool Comfortably Numb

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    VinsCool is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    11,854
    28,348
    Jan 7, 2014
    Canada
    Another World
    Pretty sure it was p1ngpong last time I saw a reply regarding the abuse prevention.
     
  8. Scarlet

    Scarlet Scarlet Sword

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Scarlet is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    1,825
    1,961
    Jan 7, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Middleish North-Left
    Chary, Memoir and VinsCool like this.
  9. Memoir

    Memoir A Hero to Zero

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Memoir is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,842
    4,540
    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    Wyoming
    Edited to include him. Forgot he recently stepped down.

    From p1ngpong on https://gbatemp.net/threads/allow-ops-to-modify-their-thread-title.407057/page-2

    and FAST6191

     
    Last edited by Memoir, Mar 23, 2017
  10. DinohScene

    DinohScene Capture the Dino

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    16,047
    12,558
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    Trolls can constantly change their thread title, completely messing up the point of the discussion at hand.
    It's been suggested many times before and the short answer always remained no.

    Just PM a mod or report the thread and describe it.
     
    Minox likes this.
  11. Master Dimentio
    OP

    Master Dimentio The Pleaser Of Crowds

    Member
    601
    313
    Feb 17, 2016
    United States
    Making my perfect world.
    Well at least there's a reason to it. This certainly was educational.
     
  12. Minox

    Minox Spytech Employee

    Supervisor
    6,055
    2,778
    Aug 27, 2007
    Sweden
    Like DinohScene said above it's because it can be abused by people trolling and because reporting a topic to have its topic title change takes almost no time to deal with for us staff.

    Abusing freely available title changes could come in the form of asking an innocent enough question where most people would give the same kind of answer, then change the topic title to something incredibly rude/offensive and then all of a sudden it would seem like all the people responding were supportive of said question.