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Scholar xilinxacct
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Registered: ‎10-23-2018

Editing another persons post... How is that possible?

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I was browsing to find posts to answer, and came across a post that was created by one user, but then showed it had been 'edited' by a 'different' user the following day.

It doesn't seem like that should be legitimately possible? (Or indicative of a second or hacked account?)

P.S. The users (which I won't disclose publicly) were not designated as Xilinx Employees (which I guess potentially 'could' have such capabilities)

 

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Scholar u4223374
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Registered: ‎04-26-2015

Re: Editing another persons post... How is that possible?

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@xilinxacct Link to post?

 

I can think of a few possibilities:

 

- The editing user was a Xilinx employee at the time but no longer is. Presumably Xilinx staff do change from time to time.

- The user has requested a username change (eg. because they had a company in their username, and have now moved to a different company). In this case the post may still show up with the original name, but the edit could be done by the new name.

- It's simply a Xilinx employee who does not choose to advertise.

 

As for when posts can be edited - if I remember correctly, new members can't edit their posts. It's quite possible that they sent a message to a Xilinx admin asking for the post to be edited for corrections, removing commercially-sensitive information, etc.

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Explorer
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Registered: ‎09-17-2018

Re: Editing another persons post... How is that possible?

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Well,

It is something Xilinx employees have access to if they are designated account administrators or moderators, but they should NOT edit/change a post without permission of the original poster AND they should indicate the edit was done (with "edited by Xilinx admin" remark or similar).

That said, the policy was not in effect more than two years ago, so posts may have been edited by a moderator/admin without any obvious notice, or no notice at all.

That said, the moderators and admins are serious about making these forums the best of any in the industry.

l.e.o.

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Scholar u4223374
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Re: Editing another persons post... How is that possible?

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@xilinxacct Link to post?

 

I can think of a few possibilities:

 

- The editing user was a Xilinx employee at the time but no longer is. Presumably Xilinx staff do change from time to time.

- The user has requested a username change (eg. because they had a company in their username, and have now moved to a different company). In this case the post may still show up with the original name, but the edit could be done by the new name.

- It's simply a Xilinx employee who does not choose to advertise.

 

As for when posts can be edited - if I remember correctly, new members can't edit their posts. It's quite possible that they sent a message to a Xilinx admin asking for the post to be edited for corrections, removing commercially-sensitive information, etc.