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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: prohibit jira comment edits
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:13:36 GMT
Doug Cutting wrote:
> Nigel Daley wrote:
>>> Should we perhaps only permit project admins to edit & remove comments?
>> +1
> To elaborate on my rationale: comments log a discussion.  If folks are 
> permitted to edit and remove their comments then they can make the 
> subsequent comments of others irrelevant.  Folks should use the same 
> care before submitting a comment as sending an email.
> To make things worse, Jira does not provide a 'diff'.  It is difficult 
> to tell what's been changed.  So when folks edit long comments, I 
> usually just ignore the edit, since I don't want to re-read the long 
> comment.
> It is easier for everyone following an issue if instead of editing, 
> follow up comments are added.  Every comment results in hundreds of 
> emails.  One wastes a large amount of other people's time each time one 
> edits a comment just to, e.g., correct a typo.  If you care, proofread 
> before you submit, otherwise, let it go.
> Doug

Its a social thing; It may be possible to restrict in Jira, but it may 
be easier just to persuade people not to do it. Lots of people in apache 
have full JIRA admin rights that could ignore your permission 
restrictions without even noticing.


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