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Editing Thread Titles

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(Originally brought up at https://meta.codidact.com/comments/thread/3359#comment-11064)

Can we allow thread starters to edit the title of a comment? This could be useful in cases like, for example, https://codegolf.codidact.com/comments/thread/3417#comment-11178, where I originally was asking about the input format, but then edited to ask about both input and output formats, but could not change the title to reflect that.

The one concern mentioned in the thread was

On the other hand, the title is more of a "shared resource" and we don't yet have a visible audit trail.

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Who "owns" a comment thread? (2 comments)
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I started to write up a platform issue for this, but realized I have questions we need community feedback on first:

  1. Who should be able to edit the title, beyond those with the Curate ability who already can? Only the creator, or any participant in the thread? (We do not have a "suggest edit" mechanism for thread titles and I don't think that would be a priority.)

  2. Should there be any limits to when you can edit, like "only in the first hour" or "only if there are no other comments"? (Assume that we would record late edits visibly, so you could tell that the title changed after the first four comments.)

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