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Add a permission for editing other people's messages

This would allow administrators to more easily enforce their chat rules.

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  • MrMageeyee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a great idea! This would be extremely beneficial in a discord like mine, since the admins are constantly deleting messages if they contain an inappropriate word or spoilers, etc. It would be great to be able to censor certain words and such.

  • Opisek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be extremely useful if the admins are mature. I would make my bot check a message for "!poll yes/no" or similar somewhere in the text, remove this part of the message and add thumbs up and thumbs down reactions to the message. Would be extremely useful and convinient.

  • Celti commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I use Discord for running play-by-post/play-by chat roleplaying games, and as a game master it is very useful to be able to edit my players' messages to correct mistaken or impossible actions. Instead I have to delete and re-create the post in my own name, which rapidly becomes unfeasible if other people have posted in the meantime.

  • bb7548 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Haxosaurus, your example will depend on how mature and responsible the administrators of the server are.

  • bb7548 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The edit button on Discord messages are pretty useless currently as only the user who created the message can use it, however, I would like to give server moderators and administrators the ability to edit other people's messages.

  • da stealth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I believe this could be safely achieved by adding ‘edited by @username’ when someone else other than the owner of the message edits the message. This way other people will be able to distinguish when the message has been edited by the original user or another user.

    In addition to this I would suggest that the permission for this particular setting be a separate toggle switch from ‘manage measages’. This way you could assign the permission to admins, top level moderators and bots if required but leave lower level moderators out.

    It would be especially useful when used in conjunctions with bots as they would then be able to filter out messages for content and replace said content rather than just deleting the entire message.

  • Haxosaurus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Editing other people messages would lead to example below
    lol: Hey guys
    *admin edits his message*
    lol:I'm gay lol

  • D0cR3d commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would this be where a certain permission allows you to edit someone else's messages or would it be where that user has to tick an option to allow someone to edit that specific message?

    what's the use-case for needing to edit others messages?

  • Michael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Support. I would love to be able to edit messages. It would be very useful for me because I am part of quite a few servers with friends, where it gets annoying to have to ask the original poster to edit posts if we want to change something.

  • HELLO FELLOW HUMAN commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So you know how you can give people the perm to delete messages.well you guys should add a perm to edit others comments. just like how the user can edit his/her own message. It might not work. but i was super tired when i thought of this idea. and im still a bit tired when posting this.

  • Puria commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 Because you can design bots to edit the command message instead of sending a new message in order to prevent the chat from getting crowded.
    For example when someone sends !image, their message will be converted into the image they asked for, instead of the bot sending a new message.

  • River commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be great please! We have a server where certain images and text need to be tagged appropriately to work with the search function c:

  • 희망 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    people who have this permission can edit his message.

    if server has a trouble, people can destroy evidence.
    so they can plead one´s innocence.

  • Tntman93 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think that the Manage Messages permission shouldn't only have so you can delete others messages, but also edit others messages. :)

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