How to I prevent users from editing other users' comments? Edited

I noticed we can edit the comments created by other team members, making it look like it was their comment in the first place. This can be very misleading, how can we prevent this?

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Josh Steckler Community Champion Oct 19, 2017

Only space administrators can edit comments, but I agree that it would be better if this could be disabled even for space admins.

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Oct 19, 2017

Josh is correct, only space admins can edit other people's comments: Edit Comments Permission in Confluence

Could you let me know more details of your use case so I can see if the dev team will let me open a suggestion to change the way the permissions work? 

For example, if you could let me know a case where you may need to give space admin permissions (so the person could control permissions or...?) but you would not want that admin to be able to edit other people's comments.

Josh Steckler Community Champion Oct 19, 2017

My ideal would be jira-style permission schemes that have pretty granular permissions. "edit own comments," "edit all comments," etc. But I know that is complicated for newer admins.

I'm just in favor of more granular permissions in general. I have people who are space admins just so that they can create/manage user templates, or to use the page reordering (drag and drop) but they ideally wouldn't have the ability to alter permissions.

Getting off topic but it would also be helpful if I could standardize default permissions across sets of related spaces. Like if a permission scheme was shared with multiple jira projects. Feel free to ask me offline Ann if you would like to discuss.

After testing one more time, you are correct. However a user still has the "edit" option present and when they try to edit a comment the submission window simply spins. It would be a little bit more straight-forward to remove the "edit" option completely from users who are not able to edit comments posted by others.

Also, is it possible to prevent space admins from editing the comments of other space admins? Allowing a space admin "John" to edit the comment of another space admin "Joe", resulting in misleading information. Is there change history for comments, similar to pages?

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