personally, I think its a fantastic idea
but, that aside. Dear Lady of the web what do you think. I think there could be a number of pros to it. and I think it goes without saying, so I won't. haha
see. if there was an edit history option everybody could see what i'd written the first time. unless someone has already quoted in which case I ...I dunno 'cept it would be much neater and more inclusive
on the forums, not the posted poems? hmmn
i, for one, only edit for a few reasons:
* typos/misspells (because they bug me)
* to remove a double/triple post if my mouse is feeling uber-sensitive
* to remove a quoted post belonging to another forum member who asks me to remove it as they've chosen to edit their own post but mine shows theirs/remove content if requested by a mod/admin if it broke site rules (though i'd imagine they'd do that anyway)
* to fix a broken link.
so far, on here, i've only had to use the edit option for the first 2 reasons.as to content? i own my words. i don't post in a hot mess and regret it but act as an adult and post what i want to say.
would i bother trawling back through others' posts to see if they've edited? no, there's not enough time in my day.
as things now stand, the system is open to abuse - where someone can post something completely out of order but then go clean up with an edit in hopes they've wiped their tracks before a mod sees it. i think with the ability to screenshot and report, though, not too many of those would escape notice. maybe i'm wrong.
so, yeah, i'm not really fussed either way
i wouldn't use it, and if someone wanted to backtrack my own edits all they'll find are how often i type 'teh' instead of 'the' and other such nonsense so they're free and welcome to be bored to shit
edited several times because of my STUPID, touchy mouse!