Small suggestion for the forum post footer.

Just a small suggestion to the forum post footer. I'm not sure why with all the available space the available options need to be hidden behind a menu (just to show two more options) and also a DELETE option seems to be needed, unless I just can't find where it is.


Thanks.


EDIT: OK, so I see there IS a DELETE option in this sub-forum and also many more choices under MORE. So is this then something that changes by sub-forum. Why would I be blocked from deleting my own post on a different sub-forum (and all the other options that seem to show for this sub-forum)?

I swear I added an image here showing the extra options under MORE, but it's not here, so I went to add it again and now DELETE is gone from here too! These options seem a bit like a lucky dip no?


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  • That More link is not very obvious -- particularly since what it lists is contextual in nature (depending on where it is and the permissions you have on Communities, the items in the More list could be well over a dozen!) Plus, functions for some application (like edit wiki articles, reply to forum posts, etc.) are identified separately from the More list. It is good that there is a More link (there used to be a "hidden" glyph for these functions, which was many times worse), but I do think it should be more consistent from application to application -- as in provide the one or two more common functions you have permissions for for the application you are in and THEN include the more link, making it similar to showing continuation for an abbreviated list.

    That said, permissions for deleting and editing your own content are the default, but that can be overridden at an application level (e.g. forum, wiki, blog, etc.) Given the "evolution" of Communities since 2007 (when it started), various things at the platform level have changed, too, resulting in some situations where -- for example -- a forum that may have been created when the system was first started had (and now has) a set of permissions that are different than, say, a forum that was subsequently created. (note that this is only meant to provide some background and not to be dismissive...) We do need to "clean up" situations like this, so if you encounter a specific for instance, please let us know which application you are seeing this in and we will look into sorting it.

      

    Answer Verified By: Wayne Hartell 

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  • That More link is not very obvious -- particularly since what it lists is contextual in nature (depending on where it is and the permissions you have on Communities, the items in the More list could be well over a dozen!) Plus, functions for some application (like edit wiki articles, reply to forum posts, etc.) are identified separately from the More list. It is good that there is a More link (there used to be a "hidden" glyph for these functions, which was many times worse), but I do think it should be more consistent from application to application -- as in provide the one or two more common functions you have permissions for for the application you are in and THEN include the more link, making it similar to showing continuation for an abbreviated list.

    That said, permissions for deleting and editing your own content are the default, but that can be overridden at an application level (e.g. forum, wiki, blog, etc.) Given the "evolution" of Communities since 2007 (when it started), various things at the platform level have changed, too, resulting in some situations where -- for example -- a forum that may have been created when the system was first started had (and now has) a set of permissions that are different than, say, a forum that was subsequently created. (note that this is only meant to provide some background and not to be dismissive...) We do need to "clean up" situations like this, so if you encounter a specific for instance, please let us know which application you are seeing this in and we will look into sorting it.

      

    Answer Verified By: Wayne Hartell 

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