Under-rated feature on Masto:

The "Delete & re-draft" button

It does exactly what's on the label

It deletes your post, but puts it back in the editor so you can fix that *one* thing easily

@bgcarlisle Wait what seriously? Is this like an alternative to the Edit button or an addition to it?


@eloisa @giuseppebilotta @bgcarlisle

Edit feature is rolling out in the next few releases.

But this was a placeholder for like 4-5 years now.

@maloki @giuseppebilotta @bgcarlisle oh, wow! We're gonna have editing powers? Not sure how I feel about it, actually. :s

@eloisa @giuseppebilotta @bgcarlisle I hope it will let us see the edit history, but I've obviously not been following the development too closely.

@maloki @eloisa @bgcarlisle I agree that keeping a way to show the old post is essential to avoid abuses of the edit feature (e.g. to create fake drama).

@maloki @eloisa @giuseppebilotta @bgcarlisle I remember seeing in some github thread that it would, but I could have been dreaming. The Activity Pub should display edit history.

@maloki @eloisa @giuseppebilotta @bgcarlisle I'm an old fedi person, but I still don't know what the edit feature actually does. Can y'all explain how it is different than delete and post again?

@weirdwriter @maloki @eloisa @bgcarlisle I think the key difference is that the edited content gets distributed as an "update” to the old one, allowing it to keep its association with it (including any replies/fav/boosts the original might have received before the edit)

@giuseppebilotta @maloki @eloisa @bgcarlisle That will be so much better! I've had numerous instances where, like, the whole Fedi boosted one of my posts, then realized the post had a broken link or something, but didn't want to lose all the replies.

@maloki "Edit" feature, but now my comment does not make sense, 😃

I was initially ambivalent as to whether an edit feature would really add value when a delete and re-draft I thought was quite a nifty feature.

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