Why can't I edit my postings?

Asked by Tiefflieger


just a short question: I was wondering why it isn't possible to edit my own posts. Or at least it would be nice if I could edit my posts as long as noone wrote something in that bug after me.

Thanks in advance,


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Best Curtis Hovey (sinzui) said :

Launchpad does not permit any user (or administrator) to edit postings. The issue comes up from time to time because it is a nuisance for all of us. We do not want to give anyone the right to create a revised history--the original comment is also an email message, a comment pushed to an upstream bugtracker, and possibly an entry in a feed.

There is some discussion of the matter on bug 80895.

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Tiefflieger (tiefflieger) said :

I figured that there's a good reason for that...
(I'd rather like to argue here than in a 'Bug' ;-) , but nevertheless...)
Thank you for your helpfull explanation!

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Tiefflieger (tiefflieger) said :

Thanks Curtis Hovey, that solved my question.