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14,851 Points

is there a note that accompanies comments that have been manually edited?

It seems a bit shady to allow website owners to willfully edit comments that have been left by visitors with no notation about it.

1 Answer

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,627 Points

I think that it kind of depends of the type of edit being done. I'm not sure how WordPress works, but on my blog, it states very clearly that it WILL be edited for content if it violates any on my (very specific) guideline for comments.

All my comments are automatically put in for moderation before publication. Almost all I just publish... some I edit for language or content (again based on my specified guidelines... and some I don't even publish.

If the blog owner is very clear in guidelines and expectations, I personally don't see the need to add "notation" that the comment was edited.

Granted, the comments are essentially a public forum, but the blog and all its content (including comments) is a direct reflection (in the eyes of most readers) of the blog owner. So, if a comment really upsets someone, they don't place blame on the author, they blame the blog owner.

Overall, it's a very fine line your walk with comments. I, personally, chose to have mine heavily moderated for my readers sake.