Lv 5
Henry asked in Cars & TransportationCar MakesTata · 5 months ago

When will they add an edit question feature (politics)?

And allow selecting multiple topics.

4 Answers

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    edit question feature ? Never

    Back when yahoo was not yet sold, they explicitly allowed you to post the same question in 2 or 3 appropriate categories at the same time - they said so in the (old) suggestion-board. This rule has not been changed

  • Zack
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Editing a question would be nice because of typos and grammar errors, but sadly trolls would abuse the feature, as Mercury said.

    Having a question show up in multiple topics would require a lot of changes to the site (ex: removing ability to move questions) before that could be done.

  • 5 months ago

    too busy taking crap away.

  • 5 months ago

    Probably never. The problem with editing a question is that it gives trolls more tools to play with and can undermine the Q&A system. Imagine a scenario like this:

    Question: Who was the 44th president of the united states?

    Answer: Obama

    Then someone edits the question: Who was the worst president of the united states?

    so now you have all these people who answered the question incorrectly because of a troll.

    You can always update and add info to a question but never edit it.

    Selecting multiple topics would make sense but probably would be too complicated given how they built YA

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