Am I really allowed to edit thread titles? (Seems so)

I just discovered that I can edit thread titles. And I tried in one thread.

Swift Build Ecosystem (Compile Time Code Execution, Build Management)

Previously it was called [PITCH] Swift Build Ecosystem (Compile Time Code Execution, Build Management).

To be honest I would change any title that uses the redundant [tag] since we have categories for that, but this will also change the permalink I think. However before doing more changes, I’d like to know from @forum_admins if I’m really allowed to do that or some unwanted forum setting slipped by.

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I just edited your post’s title… to make a point :smiley:

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Apparently you can edit titles if you have at least a regular trust level. I cannot for instance, because I am a member.

Interesting, I didn’t know that I reached a new level. :thinking:

I had the same questions with you, here is the FAQ:

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Oh I see. I’m actually in favor of these differing levels of user. It should hopefully ease the burden of the forum mods.

Some self-moderation is a good thing imo.

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The criteria looks pretty strange or random to me, e.g. you need to “like” 30 posts to get the ability to edit thread titles?

Just discovered two additional things: Jeff Atwood is a cofounder of Discourse and Discourse works with a reputation system. He did co-found StackOverflow so it does make sense. It’s a nice system.

Time to earn these reputation points!