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[–] Kleyno 5 points 39 points (+44|-5) ago 

An easy way to fix this would be to give Mods the ability to modify post titles, with what was changed, and why, publicly visible in the Mod Log (important that last part, to ensure any abuse can be identified).

Or, we can just wait until @Atko and co deliver on their wonderful auto-mod bag of goodies.


[–] SniperPriest69 2 points 44 points (+46|-2) ago 

I agree that mods should be able to change the titles, but the title changes should be instantly visible by changing the colour of the edited characters to red (or something else obvious).


[–] Kleyno 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Ah, like a teacher scribbling all over your work to show you how dumb you are. I like it :D


[–] SillyDillySaurus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Or, they can change titles, but they have to be approved by the OP, that makes sure that they're not putting words in the OPs mouth.


[–] realpatrickstewart 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That, or a mouse-over to read the original title.


[–] Freshdough 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

This is an excellent idea.


[–] FitMachoNaziAtheist 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Went back to reddit, voat is no different.


[–] Techman 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

All changes would be transparent though, so the community can question actions of mods.


[–] SacerdoteBlasfemo 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

No. I think the ability to edit your own titles within some time after the publication is already enough for typos etc.. giving the mods unlimited access to titles is just asking for abuse, transparent abuse maybe, but still. If we want to prevent agenda driven moderation, providing redundant exploitable functions is probably a bad idea.


[–] thunder_fuck 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Agreed, being able to ninja edit a title makes sense. We've all written up a post, clicked submit and realized the title is screwed up. A time limit should be imposed to prevent trolling through the titles happening though. I can already see a title being changed to "Hitler did nothing wrong" after it gets +500.

Same issue with a mod editing titles. Mods could too easily shape the apparent mindset of voat by changing titles to match their own agenda by changing titles once they get popular, or wrecking them before they even get traction.


[–] no_censorship_bruh 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

That's... actually a good idea. It would solve some other minor problems too like users asking a mod to correct a spelling error on post.