Continuing the discussion from [OG] The Old Guard (109 members - Waiting for reply from the remaining nominees):
As this came up over and over I think it deserved his own thread.
During our adventure with our white slated Discourse forums we stumbled upon a feature that hindered us doing certain things that we usually like to do.
Having hubs of information in our post. For things like community servers, clan threads, collections of known informations, community projects and so forth we stumbled over the problem that discourse has a build in feature that blocks the user from editing his post after a set amount of time. I think here it is set to 6 months. This is to hinder vandalism from users as they may retroactively insert links into all their older post for advertisement reasons or just delete their posts, creating holes in the discussion.
This on the other hand creates the problem for users that maintain a thread of the further up stated purpose. If the IP of my server, the members of my group, the website of my fansite or in others such cases change after the 6 months I, and all others, created a post, we can't go back and correct that, rendering the whole topic outdated and useless.
One solution would be to allow users with the "Regular" rank edit their posts.
Another would be to increase the overall edit window for everyone ...
Here's a discussion on the meta forums:
Here are some posts from the community prior to the creation of this thread: