16 votes

Feature request: Just like with votes, disable labels after vote retention period expires

I think that if we aren't allowed to vote on old topics, we shouldn't be allowed to label them either. Not out of any privacy standpoint, but rather from the fact that this way, people can affect ordering of comments even in old topics, which isn't something one would expect to happen. This is potentially confusing, as newcomers to a topic can affect comments even years after.

6 comments

  1. [2]
    suspended
    Link
    @cfabbro Would you add this to GitLab please?

    @cfabbro Would you add this to GitLab please?

    3 votes
    1. cfabbro
      (edited )
      Link Parent
      Done: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues/617 p.s. I marked it with "investigate" because there was some discussion about this when the 30 day vote disabling went into effect, and IMO there...

      Done:
      https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues/617

      p.s. I marked it with "investigate" because there was some discussion about this when the 30 day vote disabling went into effect, and IMO there are still plenty of reasons to allow labels to be applied even after that period.

      E.g. Labels are a tool for crowdsourcing moderation, and so what is essentially being asked for here is to disable that aspect of moderation on older topics. However, given that on Tildes old topics can easily pop back up to the top of the front page due to the activity sort, this isn't a great idea IMO. Just because a comment is 30 days old doesn't mean that if there was something wrong with it (or exemplary about it) it was noticed by anyone within that period. And as Tildes scales up, this will likely become even more common an occurrence as the volume of comments increases.

      13 votes
  2. [4]
    Keegan
    Link
    As for topics, I think it would be best to leave the labeling open, in case somebody makes something recurring every year or something like that, so all those topics can be put under the same...

    As for topics, I think it would be best to leave the labeling open, in case somebody makes something recurring every year or something like that, so all those topics can be put under the same label.

    As for comments, I think the labeling should be restricted to malice, because some things slip by, or a pattern is noticed of poor behavior, etc.

    @Deimos, does editing a comment make it voteable again? Or is the vote timer dependent on when the topic was posted?

    1 vote
    1. Deimos
      Link Parent
      The voting on anything closes when that specific post is 30 days old. So for example, if someone comments in a topic 5 days after the topic was posted, the voting will close on the topic 5 days...

      The voting on anything closes when that specific post is 30 days old. So for example, if someone comments in a topic 5 days after the topic was posted, the voting will close on the topic 5 days before it does on that comment.

      And no, editing doesn't re-open voting. It's not possible to re-open voting on anything, because once the vote records are deleted we don't know who voted on it previously. So if it was re-opened, the same users would be able to vote again.

      6 votes
    2. [2]
      Bauke
      Link Parent
      Those would be tags, there's no topic labels (yet).

      As for topics, I think it would be best to leave the labeling open, in case somebody makes something recurring every year or something like that, so all those topics can be put under the same label.

      Those would be tags, there's no topic labels (yet).

      4 votes
      1. Keegan
        Link Parent
        Oops. Completely screwed that up. That part isn't even relevant now. Anyways, the point is the same, in case that ever becomes a discussion.

        Oops. Completely screwed that up. That part isn't even relevant now. Anyways, the point is the same, in case that ever becomes a discussion.

        2 votes