Create
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in
Deleted user
0 / 0 points
Next:
badges earned

Your Points Tracker
Challenges
Leaderboard
  • Global
  • Feed

Badge for your thoughts?

You're enrolled in our new beta rewards program. Join our group to get the inside scoop and share your feedback.

Join group
Recognition
Give the gift of kudos
You have 0 kudos available to give
Who do you want to recognize?
Why do you want to recognize them?
Kudos
Great job appreciating your peers!
Check back soon to give more kudos.

Past Kudos Given
No kudos given
You haven't given any kudos yet. Share the love above and you'll see it here.

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Edit button is visible for other users

I cannot imagine, this is correct: I can see the edit button from another user on "answers.atlassian".

 

This is just an example:

screenshot_edit.PNG

I do not know, if I really can edit the posting, but I won't try.

4 answers

1 accepted

1 vote
Answer accepted

Hi Jose, like moderators in forums when you have enough karma you are allowed to edit other users questions and answers. It's with the idea that users can maintain it without much help from Atlassian.

In my opinion I think it's great. I myself have sometimes changed some to get more clear Q&A.

Hi Ramiro, yes, it is certainly useful, if a notification is sent to the owner.

Right, didn't about the notification. That would be a good thing.

I could edit your question (changed "Ich can ..." to "I can ...")

In the old answer system this functionality was related to your karma value, I think above 500 points you could edit other question. I do not know if this is still the case with Confluence Questions.

0 votes

It can be very useful to convert comments to answers when a comment is truly deserving of being an answer. It is a bit counter-intuitive though - often the conversion breaks the flow of a conversation, which makes it less useful, because you can get a bit of a disjointed explanation of something. When I convert comments to answers, I try to judge if it might be confusing and add a "I converted this from..." type comment to explain where it came from if I think it might be confusing. It is often useful to convert answers to comments as well. I see a lot of answers that are repeats of answers already given (which is unfair on the original poster if the newer answer is accepted first). There are a lot of answers that are clearly follow-ups to existing answers and so should also be comments. I see the odd answer which is frankly wrong, but I really don't think it's right to remove these, even when I can - it's better to convert them to comments and then explain why. More people learn that way. In both of the cases above, it's mostly because people aren't sure when they should answer and when they should comment. Or don't even know that there is a difference. I'm less certain about the ability to edit other people's comments. It feels like it could be censorship, and could easily be political or manipulative, so I avoid it. I don't feel right doing it, and when I do edit a question or comment, I keep it minimal and I only do it for clarity, and I tend to comment to explain why I did it. Unless it's questionably spam, or it's my own posting (and the edit won't affect any following comments/answers)

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
TAGS
Community showcase
Published in Marketplace Apps & Integrations

Staying organized with Jira: best practices for a better project management

Project managers know this problem: A “mountain of work” lays in front of you, and you don’t know how and where to tackle them. Different to-dos lie ahead, but just one task after the other can be ha...

275 views 2 1
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you