edit answers

Asked by Tom on 2009-08-08

Hi, if someone gives personal information in an answer is it possible for someone to delete or edit the answer? It's quite easy to edit the original question but i've not seen a way of editing the answers/comments

Thanks and regards from
Tom :)

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Rob Frerejean (hffrerejean) said : #1

I´ve tried it too. But no luck so far. Guess it´s not possible. Perhaps the admin of this site?

Rob Frerejean (hffrerejean) said : #2

Read the steps on this page. That´s where I got it from.



Tom (tom6) said : #3

Ooops ;)
It'd also be useful for when accidentally posting the right answer in the wrong thread ;) heheheheh
Cheers Rob
Regards from
Tom :)

Rob Frerejean (hffrerejean) said : #4

Sorry, my bad.

Won´t happen again.


alphaomega (alpha-omega) said : #5


is there really no solution to this problem, i.e. is it possible to edit one's own post which is not the first post?

alphaomega (alpha-omega) said : #6

The issue had been posted as a "bug" entry (i.e. feature request) already in 2007, but never solved. :-/

Tom (tom6) said : #7

Hi :)

There have been 9 different bug-reports posted about this and all are marked as a duplicate of this one

Please click on the link at the top of that page "Does this affect you" and then select your preferred answer in the little pop-up box
Thanks and regards from
Tom :)

alphaomega (alpha-omega) said : #8

Thanks for the hint. I have clicked "yes". Hopefully, this will help. Regards, Alphaomega :-)

Tom (tom6) said : #9

Hi :)

Thanks :)

I think some of the answers in there are getting quite ridiculous.

1. People are putting forwards the same ideas that are used against OpenSource and shown to be wrong. namely the expectation that users will mis-use the system and that mis-use needs to be guarded against by locking people out.

2. Creating ways that are going to make it more complicated for users is not a good answer. If the coding for a decent answer is going to be complicated then we need to have the eventual answer written into the road-map so that revisions of the Launchpad code eventually lead towards making this easier to implement. Perhaps a temporary work-around might be possible at some stage but writing something in to make the situation worse for users is not a good plan.

3. I think even some laws of some countries legislate to give people more control of their data, or data about themselves than Launchpad is currently offering. Usually linux is trail-blazing in developing the rights of the user but in this case it seems to be lagging behind things like "The Data Protection Act" (although i could be wrong)

Very very weird to see this in linux-land!

Just my thoughts. When i get the chance i might try to re-word these points to make them easier for them to understand & to check the validity!

Thanks again!
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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