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Miles Prower
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Miles Prower

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Wynd said:
Miles Prower said:
Editing thread title is no different from editing posts, so I really don't see the issue with this either. How would it be a security concern? What makes a title any different from a post? I only see convenience, but if abuse is really a concern, title changes could be throttled similar to bumping.

In order to read a thread's contents, I have to see the title first, meaning, everyone else sees the title first. For me to notice a post, I have to look for the thread, click on the title and go to the specific post. Every forum user is exposed to a thread's title, not so much to a post. This is why it would be a security concern. A disruptive user can edit a thread's title and direct its insults to a Forum Moderator, for example and every person looking at that specific forum's page can notice the obscene intentions.


Somebody could do exactly this with an image right now. You must click it to reveal it, trusting that the image is what the individual who made the post says it is. That's even more of a potential "concern" than a 30 character title can ever be, and I rarely see this feature abused.
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12-Feb-2018 22:27:53

Wynd
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Miles Prower said:
Somebody could do exactly this with an image right now. You must click it to reveal it, trusting that the image is what the individual who made the post says it is. That's even more of a potential "concern" than a 30 character title can ever be, and I rarely see this feature abused.

Yes, excellent point. I would have to click the title first before I get to the image, though.

12-Feb-2018 22:38:43 - Last edited on 12-Feb-2018 22:39:08 by Wynd

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